Best biathlon photos of 2012-13

With the IBU Biathlon World Cup about to start, we look back at the best shots from last season.
By Sam Bloomfield

November 24 2013 sees the new biathlon season get started in Östersund, Sweden. With that in mind, it seems like an excellent time to cast our eye back over the most spectacular images from last year's events.

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Shoot for the moon
Biathlete Krystyna Palka aims for a target in this nighttime time-lapse photo
Shoot for the moon Krystyna Palka perfects her aim in this time-lapse photo taken during a training session in Poland. © Lukasz Nazdraczew/Red Bull Content Pool
Quick on the draw
German biathlete Miriam Gössner in action at Antholz, Italy
Quick on the draw Miriam Gössner in action during the 7.5 km ladies sprint competition in Antholz, Italy. © Andreas Schaad/Red Bull Content Pool
Follow my leader
Austrian biathlete Christoph Sumann in action at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, in March 2013.
Follow my leader Christoph Sumann leads from the front in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. © GEPA pictures/Red Bull Content Pool
Darya Domracheva
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva in action during the IBU Biathlon World Cup in in Ostersund, Sweden on November 30, 2012
Darya Domracheva Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva, pictured here in action in Östersund, Sweden, finished second overall last season. © Daniel Rönnback/Red Bull Content Pool
Shooting sequence
Krystyna Palka shooting during biathlon training in Jakuszyce, Poland
Shooting sequence Poland's Krystyna Palka again. This time we see her in a beautifully composed sequence image while training in the forests around Jakuszyce. © Lukasz Nazdraczew/Red Bull Content Pool
Taking aim
Austrian biathlete Dominik Landertinger in action at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Taking aim Austria's Dominik Landertinger, who finished the season in third place overall, sights a target in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. © GEPA pictures/Red Bull Content Pool
Super Sumann
Austrian biathlete Christoph Sumann celebrates winning the 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia in March, 2013.
Super Sumann Austria's Christoph Sumann celebrates winning the 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. © GEPA pictures/Red Bull Content Pool
Miriam Gössner
German biathlete Miriam Gössner poses for a portrait photo
Miriam Gössner The golden girl of German biathlon posed for a few portrait photos ahead of the new season. © Sebastian Hänel/Red Bull Content Pool