Chronophotography is an old technique which captures some frames of a movement, combined into a single image. It was invented by Étienne-Jules Marey and has been used by some of the most iconic photographers including Harold Edgerton, who invented the electronic flash and created breathtaking photos of rare moments.

Some of the images below contain non-sexual nudity.

Running, by Étienne-Jules Marey, 1883

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Male Nude, Standing Jump to Right, by Thomas Eakins, 1885

Flapping herons, by Étienne-Jules Marey, 1886

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Chronophotographic Study of Man Pole Vaulting, by Étienne Jules Marey, 1890

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Falling cat, by Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894

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Dismounting a bicycle, by Étienne-Jules Marey, late 1890s

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Bobby Jones, the golfer, by Harold E. Edgerton, 1938

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Gussie Moran performing a power serve, by Harold E. Edgerton, 1949

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Moving Skip Rope, by Harold E. Edgerton, 1952

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Squash Stroke, by Harold Eugene Edgerton, 1954

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Back Dive, By Harold Eugene Edgerton, 1954

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The works of Manuel Cafini, 2012-2015

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Tennis players, by Jean Yves Lemoigne, 2014

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