The 61 best photos of the Winter Olympics

The reasons the Olympics enthrall viewers — the atmosphere, the joy of winning, the agony of defeat, the spectacle of sport — are the same reasons they produce some of the best photos.

The Winter Olympics have now come to a close, but for over two weeks photographers captured stunning images from the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Though there's too many great photos to count, we used Getty to compile some of our favorites.

Take a look below.

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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany compete during the Pair Skating Free Skating at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany react after competing during the Pair Skating Free Skating at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Lydia Lassila of Australia performs an aerial during Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials training on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Wojciech Marusarz of Poland competes during the Nordic Combined Team Gundersen LH/4x5km, Ski Jumping Competition Round at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Erik Lesser of Germany prepares to shoot during the Men's 4x7.5km Biathlon Relay on day 14 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 23, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Iryna Kryuko of Belarus, Kaisa Makarainen of Finland and Lena Haecki of Switzerland compete during the Women's 4x6km Relay on day 13 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Silje Norendal of Norway competes in the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Redmond Gerard takes 1st place during the Snowboarding Men's Slopestyle Finals at Pheonix Snow Park on February 11, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Matt Hamilton, George Tyler, John Shuster, John Landsteiner of USA celebrate victory in the Curling Men's Semi-final against Canada on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States scores the game-winning goal against Shannon Szabados #1 of Canada in the overtime penalty-shot shootout to win the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Jocelyne Larocque #3 of Canada refuses to wear her silver medal after losing to the United States in the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Silver medal winners Germany react during the medal ceremony after being defeated by Olympic Athletes from Russia 4-3 in overtime during the Men's Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 24: Bronze medal winner Cody Goloubef #27 of Canada celebrates after defeating Czech Republic 6-4 during the Men's Bronze Medal Game on day fifteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 24, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: North Korean cheeleaders attend the Men's 1500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Closing ceremony - Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 25, 2018 - Pita Taufatofua of Tonga during the closing ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Fredrik Lindstroem of Sweden celebrates as his country win the gold medal during the Men's 4x7.5km Biathlon Relay on day 14 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 23, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Fredrik Lindstroem of Sweden heads along the finish straight on the way to winning the gold medal during the Men's 4x7.5km Biathlon Relay on day 14 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 23, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Marit Bjoergen of Norway celebrates winning the Ladies' 30km Mass Start Classic on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Team Finland scores a goal against Republic of Korea during the Men's Play-offs Qualifications game on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Reira Iwabuchi of Japan competes during the Snowboard - Ladies' Big Air Final Run 3 on day 13 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Anna Gasser of Austria celebrates after winning the gold medal during the Snowboard - Ladies' Big Air Final on day 13 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 06: Luger Raluca Stramaturaru of Romania trains ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 6, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Silver medalist Chris Mazdzer of the United States, gold medalist David Gleirscher of Austria and bronze medalist Johannes Ludwig of Germany pose during the medal ceremony for the Luge Men's Singles at Medal Plaza on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the Ladies' Giant Slalom on day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Dominik Windisch of Italy celebrates winning the bronze medal during the Biathlon 2x6km Women + 2x7.5km Men Mixed Relay on day 11 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Maddie Bowman of the United States reacts after crashing during the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Final on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Benjamin Weger of Switzerland competes during the Men's Biathlon 12.5km Pursuit on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Fuyuko Tachizaki of Japan competes during the Women's Biathlon 10km Pursuit on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Matthias Plachta #22 of Germany celebrates his second period goal against Canada during the Men's Play-offs Semifinals on day fourteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Goalie Den Birken Danny Aus #33 of Germany, celebrate with his teammates after the semifinal round of the men's hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Julio Cortez - Pool/Getty Images)
A man crosses the closed slope of Men's Downhill race at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 11, 2018. The men's downhill, the blue riband event of Olympic alpine skiing programme in Pyeongchang, was postponed because of high winds. 'Due to the strong wind and unfavorable forecast for today, the men's downhill is postponed to another date,' the International Ski Federation announced. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 19: Anna Gasser of Austria takes part in a practice session before the Snowboard Ladies' Big Air Qualification on day 10 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 19, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Sho Endo of Japan crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Tianyu Han of China and Yuri Confortola of Italy crash during the Men's 1500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Emina Malagich of Olympic Athlete from Russia, Petra Jaszapati of Hungary and Charlotte Gilmartin of Great Britain crash during the Ladies� 500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Regino Hernandez of Spain (red) and Nick Baumgartner of the United States lead the pack during the Men's Snowboard Cross Semifinals on day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Mirai Nagasu of the United States of America competes in the Figure Skating Team Event Ladie's Single Free Skating on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 08: Becca Hamilton of the United States delivers a stone against Olympic Athletes from Russia in the Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin Session 1 during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 19: Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany react as they watch the final run by Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada during the Men's 2-Man Bobsleigh on day 10 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Olympic Sliding Centre on February 19, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Biathlon - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's 15 km Mass Start Final - Alpensia Biathlon Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 18, 2018 - Simon Schempp of Germany and Martin Fourcade of France finish. REUTERS/Toby Melville
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 18: Martin Fourcade (R) of France celebrates winning the gold medal from silver medallist Simon Schempp (L) of Germany during the Men's 15km Mass Start Biathlon on day nine of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre on February 18, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Marija Kaznacenko of Lithuania reacts in finish area during the Cross-Country Skiing Ladies' 10 km Free on day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Jessica Diggins of the United States finishes the Cross-Country Skiing Ladies' 10 km Free on day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Ragnhild Haga of Norway celebrates winning the Cross-Country Skiing Ladies' 10 km Free on day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Team Korea prepare to face Team Sweden in the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round - Group B game on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Xinyue Chang of China makes a trial jump during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Michael Glasder of the United States makes a jump during the Ski Jumping - Men's Normal Hill Individual Final on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Center on February 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Elizabeth Hosking of Canada competes during the Snowboard Ladie's Halfpipe Qualification on the three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15: Barret Martineau of Canada slides into the finish area during the Men's Skeleton heats on day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Sticks and gloves sit on the ice after Olympic Athletes from Russia defeated Germany 4-3 in overtime during the Men's Gold Medal Game on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Olympic Athlete from Russia compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada skate during the Ice Dance Free Dance section of the Team Event on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Alina Zagitova of Olympic Athlete from Russia competes during the Ladies Single Skating Free Skating on day fourteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17: Adam Rippon of the United States competes during the Men's Single Free Program on day eight of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17: Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic reacts at the finish during the Alpine Skiing Ladies Super-G on day eight of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on February 17, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Jan Scherrer of Switzerland competes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Maciej Kurowski of Poland during the Men's Singles Luge on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Olympic Sliding Centre on February 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: The Netherlands team celebrate winning the bronze medal following the Ladies Short Track Speed Skating 3000m Relay Final A on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Gold medalist Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands celebrates during ceremony following the Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1000m Final A on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada and Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway race congratulate each other after crossing the line during the Men's 5000m Speed Skating event on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Oval on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: German Madrazo of Mexico holds the flag of Mexico as he crosses the finish line as Sebastian Uprimny of Colombia, Samir Azzimani of Morocco, Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and Kequyen Lam of Portugal look on during the Cross-Country Skiing Men's 15km Free at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images,)
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