Sports photographers usually have the most enviable views of an event. Especially during the current, month-long World Cup in Russia, where tickets are much-coveted, they get paid not just to see a match with absolutely zero obstruction but they also get to share the pitch (well, the sidelines) with the athletes themselves.
Sometimes though they gotta mix it up. And so they find themselves snapping from the furthest distance to get a good angle. At this year's World Cup matches in Russia, Getty photographers were given access far, far above the crowds and into the roof of the stadiums to get these incredible aerial shots. They had to be harnessed for safety, of course, and it's hardly for the fainthearted. But wow, the results!