Photography can be extremely rewarding, but it's also challenging. Getting the perfect shot is a lot harder than you might think. Even if it's accidental, a photo with epic timing should be documented and celebrated. After all, most of them will be once-in-a-lifetime shots.
Some of the most notable photos that were just right have been making their way around the Internet, but now they're here for just you. It only took a split-second for these ordinary photos to become extraordinary.
1. Hey, quit horsing around.
2. Smile for the camera!
3. Maybe it took 304 tries, but it was worth it.
4. Epic use of your time at the beach.
5. Before everything got so, so wet.
6. OH, HEY GUYS!
7. Ohhhhhh, so that's where babies come from.
8. I think this means it's nap time.
10. Moments before taking your first bite...
11. Yarr, matey. This is my parrot.
12. Meet the world's first dog-giraffe hybrid.
13. That bartender is REALLY working it.
14. Hi there, nice to meet you!
16. I tip my hat to your tiny hat, sir.
17. Guess who was binge-watching Breaking Bad on Netflix.
18. The circle of life.
19. Oh... my... WHAT.
20. P.S., don't let your kids talk to strangers. Especially this one.
21. Terror is right below the surface.
22. True love is fur-ever.
23. And that's how Jason broke his arm.
24. How we should all react to cat butt.
25. Tourist photo win.
26. Little Jimmy never liked Coke or Mentos again.
27. Eyes on the prize!
28. Spike didn't realize his owner took the pool cover off for the first time this year.
29. A kitty wormhole!
30. Not to burst your bubble...
31. One. Class. Act.
32. It's the Phantom Of The Mothra!
33. The moment we wait for every summer.
34.) That statue should try going cold turkey.
35.) Only losers play with soccer balls.
36.) Ellis Island is electrifying.
37.) You didn't know that whales were swell dancers?
38.) Did someone order a moon?
39.) NOM NOM NOM!
40.) Oh hai, Mr. Boat.
41.) I don' t know what it is, but that looks horrible.
42.) Oh, you don't fly on time traveling jets?
43.) Fly me to the moon!
44.) It doesn't hurt... yet.
45.) Aquaman looks different than I thought...
46.) Dolphin-bird or bird-dolphin?
47.) Eagle jet pack... activate.
48.) You know, just rearranging the Eiffel Tower.
49.) Sitting in the water or standing on the sand?
50.) NOPE, that's not an eye.
51.) Coming or going?
52.) Gymnasts don't need a head, it just slows them down.
53.) I can just FEEL the pain.
54.) Like a boss.
55.) Oh hai, there.
56.) Up, up and away!
57.) Make up your mind, Mother Nature.
58.) I see what you did there, flamingos.
59.) Everyone likes toy cars.
60.) President AND master of the universe? Who knew?
61.) Disaster in 3... 2... 1...
62.) But... what??
63.) Surface tension taking all of the attention.
64.) Bug bike.
65.) That is the saddest man I've ever seen.
66.) Okay, what country is using the moon as their flag?
67.) Watch your step.
68.) Epic moon pass.
69.) ONETWOTHREE DEATH!
70.) Squirrel selfie!
71.) Subliminal messages, Starbucks?
72.) Now that's how you trumpet.
73.) Jesus, quit playing with the airplanes!
74.) Dear Lord, I thank you for all of my fishies. And my adorable face.
75.) Hey, are the girls still looking???
76.) I'm open man! I'M OPEN!
77.) Psht, he thinks he is so cool because he can blow smoke rings...
78.) Best. Stuntman. Ever.
79.) Surf's up!
80.) You know what they say, three heads are better than one!
81.) SHHH. This is a LIBRARY.
82.) Dude, you scuba dive, too? High five!
83.) Open wide!
84.) World's biggest ant or world's smallest helicopter?
85.) Oh, hello there, I believe that hot dog you're holding is mine.
86.) Tigers: not nearly as menacing when wet.
87.) Bubbles: a dog's best friend.
88.) Something wicked this way comes...
89.) I must go, my people need me!
90.) Naptime. It's happening.
91.) Well, HELLO, ladies.
92.) They put WHAT in this?!
93.) So that's where ice skaters come from. I always thought a fabulous stork delivered them.
94.) On second thought, I'm not in the mood for ice cream.
95.) Can't blame him. Track running makes me sick as a dog, too.
96.) Are you happy to see me, or is that a man popping out of your shorts?
97.) Dad, it looks like you might need longer shorts. Oh...
98.) Michelle got a bit too excited at the party.
99.) She loves to horse around in the kitchen.
100.) I'm not sure what's worse here: the timing of the photo, or that unfortunate pose.
101.) Bill is such a man-baby.
102.) It's just a bike seat, people. Jeez, you and your dirty minds.
103.) Yikes. You know it's diet time when your arm fat can be mistaken for an entire person's naked body.
104.) That is definitely a case of unsportsmanlike conduct.
105.) This has got to be the ultimate badly timed photo. It's enough to land a man on the sex offender registry.
106.) No one looks good before getting hit in the face. No one.
107.) Bear noms!
108.) Wait, I mustache you a question!
109.) Smile for the camera, baby!
110.) Is this a chef... or a ninja?
111.) Oh, you know, just doing some grocery hunting.
112.) What a copy cat.
113.) Man, that guy's on FIRE.
114.) Go home babies, you're drunk.
115.) A giraffe's favorite food is an airplane.
116.) Chaos: it's dad's second nature.
117.) Aww, she has a little pet human!
118.) He's gonna feel that in about 0.25 seconds.
119.) Note: the girl behind him is totally laughing.
120.) Can YOUR dog fly?
121.) And I thought LeBron James was king.
122.) This is perfectly imperfect.
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