This article was originally published on Kueez
Have you ever seen the fantastic wildlife photos that are posted on sites like National Geographic? They are so magnificent, and it makes you wonder how photographers are able to capture animals at the perfect moment. Well, we have figured out the secret; they have to take a bunch of horrible pictures to get one perfect shot. You typically never see the photos that don’t turn out well, but you would be surprised to see the hilarious outtakes. We have found the funniest wildlife photography fails that will have you laughing for days! Continue reading to see the photos that are so bad they’re good.
1. This Is A Bee Not A Bird
While you may assume that this blurry flying object is a bird, it is actually a carpenter bee flying straight at the camera.
It looks like the bee is wearing googly eyes. Also, carpenter bees are giant and terrifying so the photographer must have been terrified at this moment.
2. The Itsy Bisty Spider
The spider has taken control of this keyboard. He will be telling you what you can and can't write from now on.
If you are someone who hates spiders, you might want just to buy a new keyboard.
3. Shake Your Tail Feathers
When you try to get a nice picture of the ducks and as soon as you get your camera out, they all dive under, so all you see is their tails.
It is still a cute picture, but not exactly what you thought it was going to be.
4. Sims: Deer Edition
All this person wanted to do was get a cool shot of the deer, and something in the background made it look like the Sims game.
It could also be part of a quest, and the person has to talk to the deer to receive a message.
5. It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A Fish?
Instead of capturing a picture of a beautiful bird, this person accidentally captured a flying fish.
We don't know how this fish became airborne, but it managed to get really high out of the water.
6. Spread Your Wings And Fly
This is proof that birds aren't real, and the government sent them out as drones.
Sometimes you try to get a shot of a bird's wings spread, and sometimes you only get their tail feathers spread.
7. Seconds Before Disaster
"You might be wondering how I got myself into this situation, and it's a pretty funny story."
We hope this person was ok after this incident, and that the snake wasn't poisonous.
8. A Beautiful Magestic Owl
We know what you are thinking, "What is this a picture of? There is nothing more than two white dots." Those dots are eyes that belong to an owl.
We don't know what kind of camera the photographer was using, but it is clearly not the right camera to use for night time.
9. Bird Photobomb
This photographer had a once in a lifetime encounter with this predator, and a bird decided to ruin the picture.
The important question everyone should be asking is if the predator spotted the photographer or the bird first.
10. Lunch Time For Mr. Owl
This owl looks like it worked hard to get that mouse for lunch. He is muddy and his feathers are ruffled.
He also wants to be left alone while he eats lunch. After you hunt, you don't want people taking pictures of you.
11. Rare Spotting Of A Tree
Bald eagles are hard to find, and this photographer was in the right position to get a beautiful shot of one. Unfortunately, his camera didn't want to cooperate.
Instead, he got a beautiful picture of this glorious tree. They are rarely seen in nature, and this is a special photo.
12. Pizza Squirrel
First, we had pizza rat, and now we have pizza squirrel. This little woodland creature brings pizza to all the suburban neighborhoods.
He mysteriously showed up with this pizza one day and has been blessing the neighborhood with pizza laughs ever since.
13. When Poles Grow Wings And Fly
"George, George, George of the jungle, watch out for that tree." This bird must have bad eyesight if it flew into that tree.
If it is not a bird, then there is a tree out there that has spread wings and started to fly.
14. Shakey Shakey
Is this a fox or a fluffy red dog? Like dogs, foxes also shake off their fur after they get out of the water.
If you have ever wondered what the fox says, you can refer to this picture and imagine what noise it is making.
15. Grasshopper Gets Attacked By Local Cat
The rare grasshopper was minding its own business when the cat came in for the attack.
The grasshopper didn't see the cat coming, and then it was suddenly hit with the cat's paw.
16. Angry Bird
This man was trying to get a picture of this bird, and then it looked at the camera, and he realized how scary and angry it looked.
Now he is face to face with this angry bird, and he doesn't know how to get out of this position.
17. Garbage Toads
This photo of two street toads should be featured in the next National Geographic edition.
Someone please frame this and hang it in the latest art museum because it is a masterpiece.
18. That's Not Right
We are not sure what was going on here, but we can assume that the dolphin was being fed by the person sitting in the water.
The photographer captured it at the wrong and right moment and the worst moment.
19. "Have You Seen My Mom?"
Little Bambi has been asking everyone who drives by if they have seen his mom. He has recruited his friends Thumper and Daisy.
People don't understand his weird deer language, but he did his best to communicate with them.
Have you ever taken a burst of photos on your camera and then you look through them and find some really weird images?
This photographer must have been confused when he found this picture of a deer's butt on his camera.
21. Pigeon Fashion Week
It is the latest trend in pigeon fashion. Look no further because the half-eaten piece of bread is the most fashionable necklace and will be seen on all pigeons.
It comes in two colors, white or whole wheat, and it is edible. Keep an eye out to see all the pigeons wearing these.
22. Sheep Nightmare
Count sheep, they said, it will relax you before sleep, they said. They didn't say that the sheep would look like nightmarish creatures.
This person was going for a cute shot of some sheep but ended up with a photo that will haunt them forever.
23. That Tiny Black Speck Is A Majestic Bald Eagle
You might be thinking that this is just a picture of a cloudy sky, but there is a bald eagle in this photo.
That tiny black spot that looks like a piece of dust on your computer screen is, in fact, the endangered bird.
24. She Did That On Purpose
This deer must have known that it was being photographed, so it went behind the tree and stuck its tongue out to ruin the shot.
Deer are interesting creatures, and they know how to make people laugh.
25. Error: Wing Malfunction
This looks like Red from Angry Birds as he gets catapulted through the air to defeat the pigs.
This little bird also looks like he fell off the bird feeder and forgot that he had wings to fly.
26. The Great Blue Heron
This scary flying ghost child is actually a bird. The person wasn't able to capture a clear picture of him, so it turned out like this.
This could also be mistaken for one of the dementors from Harry Potter.
27. Taking A Quick Dive
The magnificent swan took a dive to get some food from the bottom of this pond. Even if the swan had it's head up, this background looks like a muddy puddle.
This could be mistaken for a plastic bag because that would be more fitting in this setting than a swan.
28. Gotta Be Quicker Than That
This bird was not in the mood for taking pictures, so he said, "I'm out." You have to be more prepared to capture the quick birds.
Although the bird didn't want to stay for the picture, at least the background is beautiful.
29. Hey, Come Back Here!
Is it a cat? Is it a monkey? Is it the loch ness monster? We aren't exactly sure what animal this is, but it is very fast and avoids pictures.
We are going to assume that it is a cat running away from the camera because they are photo shy.
30. Tasmanian Devil?
Is that Taz from the Looney Toons? No, it is a cute little hedgehog that might have had a few too many cups of coffee.
When you have bad lighting and your phone is in the wrong camera setting, you are left with a photo like this.
31. A Blurry, Screaming Fish
This is what most people are going to look like after they emerge from their homes when quarantine is over.
He is frightened by the world around him, and he would rather retreat back into his cave.
32. Hello, There!
Have you ever wondered what a pigeon looks like from below? Well, look no further because we have found that picture.
We never knew how creepy a pigeon looks when it is looking down. Does this freak you out?
33. Praying Mantis In Your Face
This looks like a cracked out praying mantis who is looking for more drugs. Just look at his pupils; they are staring into your soul.
He also might have realized that his wife was about to bite his head off because she no longer has any use for him.
34. Just Missed It
This is a photo of the one that got away. The bird was too quick for the photographer to capture.
Although, this person now has a picture of this stunning wooden fence post.
35. Fly Away, And Be Free
Parrots are beautifully colored birds, and this would have been a fantastic picture if he got the entire bird in the picture.
He had to fly away because he was late for some essential plans. Birds have hectic schedules.
36. It's A Garbage Panda
"Hey, could you do me a favor and turn the high beams off?" This raccoon was like a deer in the headlights.
Instead of looking cute and cuddly, it looks like a demon from the night.
37. If You Couldn't Tell, It's A Manatee
No, this isn't just a picture of the beautiful blue Florida waters; there is a manatee in there somewhere.
That shaded blob is that slow-moving sea creature. He is the master of disguise.
38. The Cougar Is Watching You
This person was able to get close enough to a cougar that he captured a picture of his glowing eyes in the night.
The problem here is that he is close enough to see the cougar, so the cougar can see him. It probably thinks the man is prey.
39. Daddy One Legs In Focus
This leg needs some waxing. Thankfully, Nair for spiders is now available at your local drugstore.
We would be much more afraid if the entire spider were in focus. The one leg is enough to frighten us.
40. Woody Woodpecker
Who needs a fancy camera when you have an iPhone and a pair of binoculars. This person took this picture through the binoculars to get a clear zoom shot.
It wasn't a bad idea, and the picture turned out better than many other photos on the list.