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Photography capturing movement, motion and action

Alamy has over 50 hand-picked image categories created specifically to help you narrow down your image search and make it easier for you to find the image you’re looking for. This month we’re exploring our movement, motion and action category. This category showcases the breath-taking ways photography can capture movement and motion within a single image.

Here is a rundown of 5 key themes within this category showing the various ways movement and action can be captured…


F19F5X London, UK. 30th August, 2015. Hundreds of youngsters are taking part in a huge procession of Calypso dancers and floats for Children's Day. © Velar Grant/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News
ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
little boy child on the beach jumping from a hill
Niels Hariot / Alamy Stock Photo
Caracas, Venezuela. 3rd Mar, 2014. Demonstrators throw rocks in a clash against the Bolivarian National Police during a protest in Altamira, east Caracas, Venezuela, on March 3, 2014. © Boris Vergara/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo


EG4828 Male lion (Panthera leo) in confrontation Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer). Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya July
Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo
King Penguins huddle together with their backs to the sudden snow squall
Roger Clark / Alamy Stock Photo
 school of Jelly fish in aquarium with blue light
Jason Lovell / Alamy Stock Photo


S06WMK Boy splashing water on his face in a pure river
Przemyslaw Klos / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo
F54JD6 Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. 27th October, 2015. Teenagers take risks as the waves at high tide this evening crash against the promenade in Aberystwyth, while others enjoy the view from a safe distance. © Ian Jones/Alamy Live News
Ian Jones News / Alamy Stock Photo
G2925K The Orlando Eye is a 400 feet tall ferris wheel in the heart of Orlando and the largest observation wheel on the east coast
Robert Hoetink / Alamy Stock Photo


FTBFJ2 Motocross driver under the spray of water during the race Urals Cup of Enduro "Stone belt 2015"
sportpoint / Alamy Stock Photo
FBKHTE Japanese female high jump athlete jumping
Aflo Co., Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo
EBPH6J Cheering runner approaching finish line
Hero Images Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo


FR6X5M People riding amusement park ride. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.
PG Arphexad / Alamy Stock Photo
G40263 Airman checks for a clear deck as an MH-60S Sea Hawk takes off USS John C. Stennis.
Stocktrek Images, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
G27AD8 INDIA Mumbai , commuter in city train of western railways / INDIEN Bombay , S-Bahn Zuege befoerdern taeglich Millionen von Pendlern zwischen Zentrum und Suburbans
Joerg Boethling / Alamy Stock Photo

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