Action Photos: 20+ Photos that Amaze and Inspire

Some of the most intriguing photographs are those that perfectly capture a moment during intense action. Well-timed photos stop the action and present an amazing  perspective. In this post we’ll showcase more than 20 different examples of outstanding action photography.

Action photography can be extremely challenging in order to get quality results, so the photos shown here should serve as inspiration to demonstrate what is possible.

To see a larger version of the photo or to see more work from the photographer, click on the images or the credit links below each photo and you’ll be led to the source.

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nick Rudnicki

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nick Rudnicki

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rhys Logan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rhys Logan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rhys Logan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Oliver Smith

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rene-Pierre Normandeau

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rene-Pierre Normandeau

Action Photography

Photo credit: Ken Hermann

Action Photography

Photo credit: Ken Hermann

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nat Sakhonbut

Action Photography

Photo credit: JudliLiosatos

Action Photography

Photo credit: Giopic

Action Photography

Photo credit: Eduardo Amorim

Action Photography

Photo credit: Eduardo Amorim

Action Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Action Photography

Photo credit: Eduardo Amorim

Action Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Action Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rama V

Action Photography

Photo credit: Zach Stern

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  • Joffrey, May 31, 2011

    Cool feature mate. I love when water seems to be stopped in time, it looks amazing.

  • om, May 31, 2011

    Wow….. Amazing Photos ….Thanks for post….!!

  • shapewear, May 31, 2011

    These shots are very amazing. Great moments captured through time.

  • Creative design agency, May 31, 2011

    Amazing action shots! Photography at its best

  • Theo, May 31, 2011

    Gret stuff, amazing shots!

  • WebtreatsEtc, June 1, 2011

    Incredible photos….great collection!

  • Tristar, June 1, 2011

    Wow. I lived the water balloons. I had to look for a really long time before I could work out what it was. I find that’s my favourite type of action photo, stopping an image of something you wouldn’t be able to witness with your own eyes. I love the gymnastic too, the look on her face is absolutely fascinating.

  • Phil, June 2, 2011

    The pics are just breathtaking… specially the ones on water. Amazing.

  • PsdDude, June 2, 2011

    Amazing photos, very hard to make good quality action photos
    thanks for sharing!

  • aledesign.it, June 2, 2011

    So cool this collection..See this image are incredible…some shoot are really perfect and the quality so good! Thanks for sharing! and Ideas

  • Web Design Greece, June 2, 2011

    What a beautiful world we live in…

  • Joe, June 3, 2011

    Wow. Just wow. I love photography, but these shots make me realize I don’t really know what I’m doing.

    I’m so impressed right now.

  • Henrik Petersen, June 4, 2011

    Amazing pictures… just imagine if we looked at the world everyday with the same amount of details, clarity and colors

    Thanks for sharing

  • Web Design nj, June 5, 2011

    Amazing photos. In fact, it took me so much time before I came to this bottom page. I really enjoyed looking at those photos. Thanks for the great job.

  • Rongdhonu Graphics, June 14, 2011

    Unbeliveable. Thanks to show us our beautiful world in your expertise.