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There is arguably nothing as satisfying as taking the perfect shot. Something about capturing one moment forever through the lens of a camera allows us to freeze that split second for the rest of our lives, and the results can be hilarious. So whether it is a landscape photo from a favorite holiday, a funny family moment, or a portrait of someone we love, every single picture is able to tell a story, and timing can be a great help. For some of the most perfectly-timed photos ever taken, read on!
This Person Captured Their Dog’s Clumsiness In One Photo
Clumsy dogs easily have some of the funniest personalities out there. No matter how much they try to “dog,” that clumsy side of them always ends up taking over, resulting in some of the most hilarious memories. While this person has an incredibly cute dog, we can see with one photo that the dog is not particularly the sharpest animal out there. They were busy playing catch with a frisbee at a park when the person decided to capture how happy their dog was playing the game.
But the dog was so invested in catching the frisbee, that it forgot to watch where it was going. The result of it is this photo of the moment the dog ran into a tree.
This Seagul Wanted To Be A Part Of The Show
Many of us may not be aware of this, but seagulls are actually pretty clever animals. They not only learn behaviors but also remember them well enough to pass them on to their peers and younger generations. This cleverness might help them quite a bit when they need to get out of certain situations, or even join others. Take this perfectly timed photo as an example! Did this seagull know that at the moment it appeared at this angle it would look like it was a part of the formation?
We will never know. But the bird undoubtedly contributed to a really memorable photo that this person will cherish for a while.
This Does Not Look Like It Ended Well
While some photos are awesome because they remind us of happy moments, others are just too cool to look away from, especially when they capture a second before a disaster happens. Unfortunately for these two, things didn’t quite go as planned when they both decided to ride this bike with no protective gear on. In fact, one of them is even barefoot, so we can only imagine how painful this might have been.
But one of the good things about capturing the moment before the actual disaster stroke is that they can look back at this photo and hopefully analyze what went wrong. Next time we’re pretty sure they’ll make different decisions when riding a bike together.
Could This Be The Real Benjamin Button?
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button was one of the most compelling films to ever be released. For some reason, this photo really takes us back to Button’s reverse age journey in the film, especially because of the angle the picture was taken from. Somehow, things wound up so perfectly that this tiny baby ended up looking like they were going from 9 months to 90 years really quick, and it couldn’t be cuter!
The dad apparently chose to take the photo the second the kid was about to sit, and because the camera’s shutter speed was so high, it ended up freezing the same second the kid’s cute rolls were moving all over the place while they sat down.
This Dad Is Not Playing Around With Those Reflexes
Learning how to ride a bike can come easily to some, but to others, it may take some time. That's why it’s always very important that this is done under the supervision of an adult who can help if anything goes wrong. It also goes without saying that the right protective gear is crucial so that the learning kid can go through the process safely. In this picture, the kid was learning how to bike with their dad, who has developed some impressive reflexes since becoming a dad.
When the kid suddenly took the wrong turn and fell, the dad was there with some lightning-bolt foot reflexes to prevent the kid’s head from hitting the floor.
This Person Was Not Impressed With That Pool
Pool parties can be fun, but not every single person out there loves all the noise, music, and water. There are tons of reasons why a person may simply not enjoy this kind of party, and it seems like the person behind the camera captured the moment one of the party-goers showed just how much she wasn’t enjoying the pool situation. But what is even cooler is that they didn’t just capture the person’s expression of disappointment, they snapped a photo in such a specific angle that things just don’t seem right.
Because most of her body was submerged in water, the entire perspective around her body completely changed to something that seems impossible.
Someone Chose The Wrong Time To Open A Champagne Bottle
Here’s the thing, some people love being the person opening that champagne bottle at parties, especially when it’s time to start cheering with everyone. And while some people have mastered the art of opening a champagne bottle with style without breaking anything or hitting anyone, other people need to practice a little bit longer. The person who opened the champagne bottle when this picture was taken definitely needs some practice and a few tips.
The photographer managed to capture the exact moment before the champagne cork hit the guy’s face, and it seems like he had just realized it was about to happen. Hopefully, it didn't hurt too much.
This Won’t Taste As Good Off The Floor
Isn’t it just the worst when you cook something with lots of love, and a simple mistake literally drops all of your work on the floor? Well, we’re pretty sure this guy feels this way, because they just dropped all of the food they had just cooked, and someone was there to capture the moment it happened. And the truth is that most of us have probably been there at some point in our lives.
Putting effort and time into creating the perfect meal, to just lose it all for a photo! Hopefully though, after getting over the shock of the moment, this guy will just look at this picture and have a good laugh.
Dad Is Always There For Support
For many of us, it can be really difficult to leave the home we grew up in for the first time. And for parents and guardians, it might be even harder, although some of them are able to stay at an “arm’s reach,” just like this dad. Funny enough though, while it may look that way, this photo is not about a dad keeping his hand on his daughter at all times.
Someone was just able to capture a weird angle that made it seem that way, but it looks like the dad is just proudly watching his daughter pose with her college friend before leaving the nest.
This Poor Kid Did Not See This Coming
Here’s the thing, disasters happen, and they are prone to take place at any moment. It can be at home, on the street, or in the middle of a fancy restaurant like this one. Now, we have no idea what happened here, but we are guessing someone moved suddenly, resulting in this woman spilling all of her drink all over her kid. Funny enough, everything happened when they asked the waiter to snap a photo.
So in addition to going through this moment once, they will be able to relive it forever through the perfectly timed shot. Hopefully, that didn’t completely ruin their family brunch.
Toucan Sam Know Exactly How To Photobomb
Some animals out there are simply way too smart for us, and toucan Sam is certainly a part of the list. We can only imagine what was going through this guy’s mind when this toucan decided to play a little prank on him the moment they were about to take a photo together. It probably came as a surprise to everyone when the toucan launched towards the guy’s nose and literally bit it.
We can attest to the fact that the guy’s reaction is probably calmer than any other person in the same situation. Or perhaps he was just in a state of shock!
A Ponytail Illusion
By now we’ve all probably realized that depending on what angle a photo is taken, literally anything can happen when someone decides to take out the camera. With this one, for example, it might take us a while to understand what’s really happening. We are guessing that a parent was cheering for their child during a school football game when they decided to snap the perfect shot. But everything happened so fast, that two kids running side-by-side ended up blending into one with a lovely ponytail.
The angle ended up creating this memorable shot of a kid running with two different pairs of shoes, wide arms, and very long hair.
Well, This Is Awkward
Yoga is known to be one of the best ways to release tension, meditate, and just work on that inner peace that all of us need sometimes. There are tons of poses and countless types of yoga, so it all depends on what one is looking for. This picture was taken during what seems to be a wonderful yoga session in the park, with everyone working on their flexibility.
Yet, the person behind the camera chose not only an interesting moment but also an unusual angle to snap the photo, resulting in what we see here. The person on the back sort of reminds us of an ostrich with their head buried in the sand.
This Doggie Trying To Greet The Dog On The Wall
Here’s another cute doggo that might not be the sharpest dog in the world. We all probably know that one of the main ways in which dogs communicate and identify each other is by smelling each other’s behinds. The scent is extremely important for them and their sense of smell is much more developed than a human's. After this dog recognized another dog on the wall, he ran directly to the possible new friend to see what was up.
The doggie failed to recognize that the dog was not a real one, but instead, it was a drawing someone had made. Of course, the dog’s owner couldn't handle the hilarious moment and just had to snap a photo.
This Dad Wasn’t Ready
We’re pretty sure that several dads with beards can relate to this hilarious moment captured on camera. At a certain age, when babies begin to grab things, one of their favorite things to grab and pull is hair. Be it facial hair, or any other “grabbable” hair, the baby will most probably attempt to pull it. It was this dad's turn to stay with the baby when someone had the brilliant idea of taking a photo of dad and baby.
Unfortunately for the dad, that was the exact moment the baby decided to grab his beard and pull it with as much strength as a baby can have. The result of it was this hilarious facial expression captured forever.
It’s Not As Indecent As It Looks
It might take you a few seconds to realize that you are not actually looking at the photo of a naked man posing alongside a woman, it is the angle that has distorted what we’re actually looking at. The couple seems to be having a very chilled day on the lake, tanning a bit, maybe even taking a dip. To remember the moment, the couple wanted a cute picture on the boat, so their friend volunteered to take it.
But somehow, the angle the photographer was standing in changed everything about the way the photo looks. It made it seem like the woman’s legs resting on the guy were something else.
This Dad Has All The Moves
While vacations are amazing and often needed, once we have kids, vacations start looking a little bit different. They are still wonderful, but just a tiny bit harder to coordinate. One has to make sure that everything is in place, there is enough sunscreen for everyone, clothes, snacks, and the list goes on. Either way, vacations with kids probably create some of the best memories a family can have together.
This couple was pictured on a fun trip with their little ones, and both mom and the two kids seem to be looking at something specific. The dad, on the other hand, decided to stare right at the came before this shot was taken. By the way, is that actor Liev Schreiber?
Some pictures are easy to decipher, and others may take us a minute or two to really understand. In the West and Southern areas of the United States, rodeos have been one of the oldest traditions entire towns share. From barrel racing to team roping, there is a lot to see and to be entertained with at a rodeo. But in the month of October, there is this less known tradition that might not be as exciting to everyone.
The Halloween event is called the “invisible ghost shootout.” In this picture, this trick shooter was caught in the middle of a flip during just another routine day, while he gave an entertaining show to the audience.
These Guests Threw The Groom A Little Too High
Weddings are usually incredibly happy moments. They look different in different traditions, but they usually involve food, dancing, and in some cases, throwing around the groom and the bride. In this wedding, everyone seemed to be having a magical time when suddenly the guests decided it was time to put one of their traditions into practice, by throwing the groom up and down. Unfortunately, though, it seems like everyone underestimated their collective strength because the groom was thrown a little bit harder than they had hoped.
The moment the groom hit the ceiling was caught on camera, of course. We hope he's ok!
When Public Transportation Wants To Look Fun
Talk about a perfectly timed photo! Those who use public transportation on a regular basis know that it’s not always fun to commute back and forth every single day on a bus full of people. One would probably much rather be having fun at a waterpark. And this bus was chosen to advertise some fun times at the local water park, picturing two people having the time of their lives.
What is funny though is that the day someone decided to take this picture of the ad, it had been pouring rain for hours so the entire street was flooded. Because of the photo’s angle, it looked like these two were actually riding on a pool full of water.
This Woman’s Eyes Are In There Somewhere
Who said that nature can’t photobomb? If we thought that people were the only ones that could photobomb something, then animals are about to teach us all a lesson or two. In this case, we’re talking about butterflies! Did you ever think that you’d ever see a butterfly photobombing someone’s photo? Well, this woman was lucky enough to experience it the same second someone was taking this photo.
The iconic photo of the woman’s face hidden by this butterfly’s eyes is epic, and it ended up looking like a piece of art.
Sometimes All You Need Is A Nap
Babies are cute, but they required a whole lot of patience, care, love, and work. It’s all eventually worth it, that’s for sure, but it may take a few breaking points both for the parents and for the baby. But this photo is a tiny bit deceiving! It may look like this baby is about to scream and shout at mom or dad, but that’s not what’s actually happening in the picture.
It turns out that the photograph was taken just a few seconds before this baby sneezed with all of her force! That resulted in an expression that the parents will probably want to cherish for many years to come.
It’s My Food!
It's so heartwarming to see people putting some time aside to feed the neighborhood birds. This person has clearly set up a bird feeder in the garden, but unfortunately, the bird feeder is not big enough for more than one bird. Apparently, some birds don’t love sharing their food (just like humans), so it’s literally a survival of the strongest situation here. It seems like one bird was just calmly eating when another one came around and attempted to have some lunch as well.
The first bird was not impressed and ended up kicking the second bird in the funniest way, and someone was ready to picture the exact moment this happened.
Something Happened To This Mirror
There is a reason why horror movies love using mirrors to scare viewers. They can make for the perfect props to confuse people and make them feel like what they’re looking at is not really the reality. This picture probably shows us just how unsettling mirrors can be, especially if taken from a certain angle. Take a look at both girls’ expressions. While on the right side their expressions look one way, on the left-hand side one of the girls' reflection is not as accurate as we’d hope it would be.
Apparently, though, there’s nothing too spooky about this one. The girls just used a really fast camera and took the photo with the most precise timing.
An Apparent Airlift That Never Happened
Another photo that proves that once one takes a picture, the angle a person chooses can change everything! This group of people gathered to watch some sort of helicopter show and airlift. It seems like it was quite the show since everyone is concentrated, while also snapping photos of the memorable moment. One parent, however, decided to carry their son all the way up right at the moment the helicopter had begun airlifting something.
And because of the angle of the photo and the position the boy was in, it ended up looking like the boy was the one being airlifted by the helicopter.
This Nightclub Has Lazers Going On
Nightclubs have continued to reinvent themselves with the years, with different kinds of gimmicks being implemented to get more customers. The list is extensive, it includes colored ice cubes, neon lights, and all sorts of things that catch the attention of club-goers. But the club pictured here might as well have reached a whole other level of innovation. It looks like they invented some sort of alcoholic drink that is able to shoot more than one laser all the way to the ceiling.
Now, we’re unsure whether this was once again a result of the angle that this picture was taken, or if it actually is a new club innovation. What we do know, is that the picture ended up coming out phenomenal.
This Little Owl Lost Its Foot
Animals can be so many things at the same time. They can be majestic, aggressive, cute, and also incredibly clumsy sometimes. Just like humans, they may lose their feet every once in a while, and that doesn’t always look like the most graceful thing ever. This guy was just minding his own business while chilling with some friends on the top of a branch when somehow he lost his foot! Thankfully, someone was ready to take a photo and caught the exact moment the owl realized things were about to go down.
Funny enough, none of the other owls seemed to even notice it, they just kept minding their own business.
That’s A Big Wheel To Carry
It’s not every day that we get to see a house being transported by a truck, it happens, but it’s pretty rare. But with the help of heavy machinery nowadays, it’s quite common to see huge objects being carried around from one place to another. That is not actually the case of this picture, although it most certainly looks that way. Someone had the risky idea of designing and building what seems to be a wheel-shaped skyscraper right next to the highway.
The building’s location resulted in it being prone to look like its being carried by trucks passing by. Thanks to the angle that this person used for their photo, it definitely looks like the red truck is carrying the building.
When You Don’t Choose Fashion, But Fashion Chooses You
One of the things that makes fashion what it is has to do with the angle a photo is taken. Photographers and models alike will do everything to capture the essence of whatever they are trying to portray, while always remembering to do it from the right angle. Interestingly enough though, although some people put a ton of effort to be photographed from the right angle, other people have fashion do the entire job for them.
And one of those people is definitely this guy. From the angle that the photographer was sitting in and the position of this guy’s foot, it looked like he was wearing a beautiful pair of black heels.
This Little Pup Just Needed His Puppuccino
Just like some of us humans need a good and strong cup of coffee to properly wake up in the morning, some dogs also need their delicious puppuccino to go through another day protecting the house! It seems like that’s the case of this good boy, who is behaving so beautifully while he waits for his lovely puppuccino! The dog seems quite comfortable and used to waiting, so this is probably a regular treat in the house.
And for those who don’t know, there is absolutely no need to worry. Puppucinos are largely made of whipped cream and nothing else, with no caffeine or anything like that.
A Fashionable Hat For The Win
There is something quite confusing about the ever-changing world of fashion. Trends change, some stay, and obviously, not everyone always agrees with what is considered “fashionable.” We’re pretty sure this guy had no idea he was about to try out a micro-size fashion item when he hopped on the train, but hey, as we’ve learned, sometimes fashion just chooses you and there’s nothing you can do about it but embrace it.
Thankfully, the person sitting across from the guy was fast enough to grab their camera and take a picture of the moment the guy’s head was standing right under a mini hat drawn on the wall.
This Guy Is Loving Music All Over
While many people no longer have this problem thanks to wireless headphones, some of us still struggle with annoyingly tangled earphones whenever we take them out of our bag or pocket. Sometimes one just wants to grab them and listen to whatever we’re planning to listen to, but that doesn’t always work out so easily. But on this day, the guy in this picture had woken up to make art!
Just like that, when the guy grabbed his earphones and began listening to music, somehow the tangled earphones drew a perfect music symbol. The photographer captured this perfect moment and hopefully shared it with him afterward.
Is It A Dog Or A Dragon?
There are many dog breeds in the world, with more than 250 identified to this date. But since breeds just keep being discovered, we’re pretty sure that much more than 250 will exist in the near future. But from the plethora of breeds that exist out there, we’re pretty sure that golden retrievers are some of the most known and loved ones. The breed is known for being incredibly good at hunting, doing fieldwork, helping out in search-and-rescue situations, and guiding the blind.
What they’re not known for, however, is having the dragon power of spitting fire! But thanks to the angle this photo was taken in, this retriever seems to be rocking that superpower.
Birds Can Take Selfies Too
Some pictures are so perfectly timed that it may even take us to look more than once to really understand what we’re looking at. This picture is definitely one of those cases. This person was somewhere at the top of a building when she noticed that the view was simply stunning! So like many of us would do, she decided to grab her phone and snap a photo from the window.
What she didn’t know though was that falcons were flying all around, and one in specific was curious enough to fly directly to where she was. Just like that, the falcon stood right in front of the window, which combined with the reflection, made it seem like it was actually a falcon taking a selfie.
Just A Dog And Its Owner Blending Into One
They say that with time, dog owners end up looking like their dogs (and vice-versa), and by the looks of it, this picture proves that. This dog owner took her pup for a nice walk in nature after a long workday. It can get pretty overwhelming to live in a small apartment in the middle of the city with a doggie, sometimes all one needs is some time to wind down, to smell nature, and pause for a second.
At some point, the dog and the dog owner sat down next to each other, but their proximity and the photo’s angle made it seem like they blended into one another.
Is This A New Species?
There are so many things one can learn from visiting a wildlife refuge or animal sanctuary. There’s a whole world of unknown animals and species we don’t know about after all, and the more we learn, the more it is impossible to not be in awe of the world around us. This girl was exploring the local sanctuary with her parents when they found something interesting. She decided to go closer in order to investigate it, and ended up putting her head all the way up into what looked like a glass bubble.
One parent took a photo the second she looked up, and it literally looked like she was some sort of new animal species we don’t know about.
The Opponent Has No Chance Of Winning
Athletes train night and day to reach certain milestones in their careers, and the Olympics are often pretty high up there. People literally train their entire lives in order to qualify for the worldwide athletic competition and hopefully return home with a medal. It looks like this team is giving their all in this game, as every single one of them looks incredibly athletic.
But one of the girls stands out, either because she is a giant or the angle used to take this photo makes it seem like she is way above anyone else. It may not look like it at first, but she is actually jumping!
The Person Behind The Camera Took The Perfect Shot
Some sports are easier to learn than others, and archery probably isn’t one of the easiest ones. The sport takes patience, stillness, lots of concentration, and like any other sport, it takes a lot of practice to get it right. The archer pictured here sure has some impressive form, but he might need to buy better and new equipment. We’re not sure what happened here, but it looks like that arch is about to fall on the floor, instead of reaching any target.
Coincidently, the photographer was able to capture exactly the moment the equipment broke into parts.
This Is Not Going To End Well
Wedding photos are essential, as they freeze wedding memories forever. It is always so much fun to go through them every now and then and relive the happy moments over and over again. Now, what is a wedding without a little fail? It’s not always easy to catch the perfect shot, so wedding photographers often help with poses and different things the newlywed couple can do to produce cool shots.
This groom seems to have grabbed the bride in his arms for the photo, but unfortunately, the grip wasn’t so good because the bride was pictured on the way to falling on the ground.
How Did Time Pass So Quickly?
When you have children, you have constant reminders that time passes much quicker than ever before. In the blink of an eye, a newborn baby has become a teenager and it’s hard to tell how that happened! While this picture is not the case, the fact that this toddler was sitting close to their parent, and the blanket hid the parent, ended up looking like this kid had huge feet.
They were both weirdly at the perfect angle at the right time, and the person who snapped the photo made sure to not show the parent’s face so that the entire thing would be more believable.