23/08/2016 6:15 PM AEST | Updated 24/08/2016 9:58 AM AEST

Rio 2016: Here Are The Shots Of Aussie Athletes That Will 'Stand The Test Of Time'

These photos are nothing but gold.

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Absolute gold.

Our Olympians are returning home, but we still have the memories and the photos to keep Rio 2016 front of mind.

And there is no shortage of them.

Staff at Getty Images, a leading photo agency, have chosen their favourite images of our Aussie athletes on show at Rio for The Huffington Post Australia.

Getty Images Vice President of Editorial Content Stuart Hannagan said he's constantly surprised by the variety and originality of sporting images, despite it being his ninth Olympic Games.

"The Rio Games have been the most visual Olympics yet and, whilst we always talk about the increase in technology and speed, nothing takes away from a professional photographer's eye and the ability to take an image that stands the test of time," Hannagan told HuffPost Australia.

"We saw the stunning photography mixed with raw emotion and moments that encapsulates all it is to cover an Olympic Games."

So here are the best of the best.

  • Swimming by Adam Pretty
    Swimming by Adam Pretty
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    Australia's Madison Wilson, Russia's Anastasiia Fesikova, Zimbabwe's Kirsty Leigh Coventry and Finland's Mimosa Jallow compete in the Women's 100 metre Backstroke heat.
  • Diving by Al Bello
    Diving by Al Bello
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    Melissa Wu competes in the 10 metre platform diving preliminaries.

  • Swimming by Al Bello
    Swimming by Al Bello
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    Emma McKeon of Australia competes in the final of the Women's 4 x 100 metre Freestyle Relay.
  • Long Jump by Cameron Spencer
    Long Jump by Cameron Spencer
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    Brooke Stratton competes in the Women's Long Jump final.
  • Equestrian by Christian Peterson
    Equestrian by Christian Peterson
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    Scott Keach riding Fedor competes during the Jumping Individual and Team Qualifier.
  • Sailing by Clive Mason
    Sailing by Clive Mason
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    Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan sail on board their 470 class dinghy during training at Marina da Gloria on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Women's Rugby Sevens by David Rogers
    Women's Rugby Sevens by David Rogers
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    Ellia Green dives in to score a try against Patricia Garcia of Spain during the Women's quarter final rugby match.
  • Volleyball by Ezra Shaw
    Volleyball by Ezra Shaw
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    Mariafe Artacho del Solar dives during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool C match.
  • Kayaking by Jamie Squire
    Kayaking by Jamie Squire
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    Jessica Fox of Australia celebrates crossing the finish line during the Women's Kayak (K1) final.
  • Sailing by Laurence Griffiths
    Sailing by Laurence Griffiths
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    Tom Burton celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's Laser class.
  • BMX by Mark Kolbe
    BMX by Mark Kolbe
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    Sam Willoughby competes in the Cycling BMX Men's Quarterfinals.
  • Racewalking by Ryan Pierse
    Racewalking by Ryan Pierse
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    Dane Bird-Smith celebrates winning bronze in the Men's 20 kilometre racewalk.
  • Cycling by Ryan Pierse
    Cycling by Ryan Pierse
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    Georgia Baker, Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure and Melissa Hoskins of Australia compete in the Women's Team Pursuit Track Cycling Qualifying on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Velodrome.