Photography is a work of art that tells a story in still images. It captures the emotion behind the stillness in ways that can only be appreciated by looking intently at a well-calculated image. It’s no surprise that there is a certain eye one must possess to know when the precise moment to snap occurs.
On the other hand, what happens when life occurs too fast to be photographed in any planned way? Well, with a struck of luck and a camera on hand, these serendipitous moments can be caught with much awareness. These 75 seemingly impossible images will no doubt leave you in awe at what a photographer can achieve when they’re simply snapping without a fixed idea.
1) Snap Shot
This aspiring Robinhood got a taste of what its like to be in the field. Unfortunately, things ended pretty quickly on account of the bow snapping in half. Regardless of the outcome, kudos to his ability to maintain poise and stance after such a flat-out fail.
2) Zooming Into Your View
Here we see what was supposed to be an image of a stoic komodo dragon, but instead, we get a warbler photo-bombing the shot with no apology in mind. The bird looks pretty majestic as it zooms right past the reptile as if honed in on a target. Can we acknowledge how confused the dragon looks when the flying creature takes his moment in the spotlight? Priceless.
3) Leggo My Footo!
If you’ve never stepped on a leggo with your barefoot, then you should consider yourself lucky. This child was caught on camera the instant she stepped on the ever-popular building blocks. Her life will never be the same, and she can look back on this picture to remind her where it all started.
4) Bee Still
Bees are one of the most important insects to inhabit this planet. They are necessary for our survival, but I’m not so sure they’re necessary for our photoshoots. This doggo is feeling the burn after this uninvited guest decides to get his very own professional headshot.
5) Fire Versus Feline
This man proved to be a hero when he saved his dog. However, he forgot about another important household member: his cat! In the back, you can see the black cat making a mad dash for the exit as the house remains lit with flames. What a close call!
6) Scarf It Down
Scarfs seem to be in style in today’s world of fashion. Just be careful with the wind cause it might just turn around and whip you across the cheek! This image captures the moment a man getting a taste of his own scarf as the wind clearly played a factor.
7) Cleanup On Aisle Ice
What’s better to do than drinking a nice cup of wine to keep you warm in the snow? Nothing, except when you miss the wine glass entirely on your first pour! I get pouring some out for the fallen, but it’s way too cold in this scenery to risk spilling any of that precious liquid. At least the lass seems happily content where she is, so we won’t take that away from her.
8) Cleared For Lift-Off
This photograph caught a bird on his initial flight lift-off from the water. The contrast of light and dark elements really give it a cool, modern style. In addition, the tranquillity of the water gives the entire image a soothing tone that helps the viewer’s eyes gaze in comfort. A spectacular shot indeed.
9) Poop Projectile
Well, we’re getting into the more interesting parts of our content. This monkey was caught the moment he unleashed his bowels on an unsuspecting guest in a restaurant in Thailand. Hopefully, it didn’t land anywhere it shouldn’t have and that people were spared a good eating experience. For what its worth, it was still an incredibly timed photograph.
10) Champagne Wishes
Its all fun and games until someone breaks something. This image caught a champagne glass flying off like a late run in the bottom of the 9th inning. The party foul will definitely be a moment to look back on and reminisce as these gentlemen look back on their cherished memories.
11) Jenga Is Not For Everyone
Anyone who’s not familiar with Jenga will probably look at this picture and think this is some sort of cruel and unusual punishment. In reality, it’s one of the most embarrassing moments for anyone Jenga player ever to have the entire block tower crash on their torso. We hope buddy is okay and that he steps up his game next time…if their even is a next time for this poor soul.
12) Birds Of A Feather, Flock Together
Yoga is a time to meditate and really hone in on your inner energy. Nobody ever mentioned being greeted by flying pigeons out of the blue. This little guy seemed to just want some company to be around with and did not seem to be malicious in any way.
13) Background Flip
In one of the more funny pictures, this little girl is captured hanging on to the chained bars above her. She appears to be falling down, but a closer inspection reveals she’s safely braced on the swing set with her hands. The part that’s interesting is: does anyone else in this picture realize what’s going on?
14) Attack Of The Seagulls
If you’ve ever been to the beach, then you know how often seagulls prowl the sandy strip looking for food to pick out. This person quickly learned her lesson when she decided to open up her snack next to a crowd full of gulls. Let this be a lesson: never underestimate what a snack can do when it’s opened up at a beach.
15) Nosy Frisbee
This man may be in need of prescription eyewear. The image captures the painful moment a frisbee player cocks back his throw, but unfortunately lands a swipe on the opponent’s nose. It does look painful, but what’s more painful is the fact that this man could not see what was inches in front of his view.
As we’ve seen before, bees tend to pop in out whenever they please. This gorgeous landscape photo includes a random bee stranger just casually buzzing around. At this point, they are clearly masters of the photo-bomb and should be observed if you’re looking to take a picture with not distractors.
17) What A Save
“Think quick” just took its meaning to a whole new level. This dad goes into survival mode and uses his lightning-quick reflexes to prevent his son’s fall with his foot! With skills like these, he might just have to try his luck on the baseball field.
18) Low Blow
This might just be a male’s worst nightmare. The image shows a man’s face moments away from complete horror before his dog decides to take a bite of his family jewels. We can’t confirm how bad the incident was, but we do hope this man is okay and that he realizes he should teach his dogs that those are not toys he can just freely play with.
19) Face Pain
This one is just straight up brutal. A rooster is seen about to lay his talons on a poor, unsuspecting child. Our hearts pour for the little fella, but its also crazy to think of how perfect the timing on this photo was.
20) Slip N’ Slide
Nobody said traversing snow would be easy. For this wife, it was all but fun and games as she fell gracefully to a face plant. That’s one way to make a strawberry-flavored slushy without all the sugar.
21) Got To Be Quicker Than That!
Few things are as disappointing as losing grasp on your fresh catch. It’s the feeling of knowing all your hard work just slipped for reasons you can only dwell on. This guy has more lessons to go and should definitely be more on top of his game if he’s looking to avoid another embarrassing moment.
22) Crash Bandit
They say it’s not about how much you hit, but how you can get up from after getting hit. Well, hopefully, this kid is alright after this explosive calamity that occurred when two longboards clashed accidentally. He at least looked like he was wearing a helmet, so we think its safe to say he’ll be riding his longboard another day.
23) Pulling Your Leg
Cats have this aura of mysticism that surrounds them. You never know what they’re up to until its too late and the act is done. For this kitty, it looks like he was waiting for the perfect unexpected moment to let his owner know how it truly feels.
24) Electric Slide
Slides are ridiculously fun as children. However, some children don’t always get to the bottom in one piece. This adorable child is coming to grips with what undoubtedly looks like a harsh landing.
25) Branch Suddenly Snaps
This image captures a beautiful lake-side landscape with a forestry backdrop. A branch is caught dropping right in front of the camera-person just as the image was shot. The splash creates a sort of dissonance that can only be appreciated once you look at this amazing photograph for awhile.
26) Somewhere Over the Rainbow
This image might be a perfect representation of order and chaos. The timing of capturing the lighting intersect the rainbow is nothing short of impeccable. Truly worthy of being praised as one of the best images on our list.
27) Waddle Boarding
Not exactly the ideal time you want to have when paddle boarding. This man attempted to stand up for the first time on his paddleboard, but ended up failing miserably. The ceiling is high for this apprentice, so he can at least look forward to improving.
28) Wet Willy
This fresh catch turned out to be fresher than this girl expected. The fish slipped out of her hands mid-picture and now the moment will forever be looked at for a casual laugh. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just the face this lass puts on makes us feel exactly what’s going on in this picture.
29) I Scream For Ice Cream
Seagulls really are some pests, aren’t they? They care not for being subtle or hesitant on their intent. They are in your face about their demands and will scoop up your ice cream just to make a statement.
30) Thieves Of The Sea
These frisky birds just don’t know when to call it quits. This man’s face is perfect since it was captured right before the travesty began. Let this be a lesson: protect your food and snacks around these aviary creatures!
31) Popup Pirate
The image captures a boy playing popup pirate with his grandpa. If you look closely, you can see the popped up pirate dangling in midair after being ejected. It’s a lovable photo that will be looked back to relive the memories shared in much simpler times.
32) Glass Blast
Celebrating comes in many shapes, forms, and manners. This celebration was taken to the extreme as we can see this hockey player literally shattering the glass as he approaches closer to the camera. You can walk away as a winner, so you don’t have to overdo it in the aftermath.
33) Puddle Fail
A nice stroll with the family is always pleasant. But what happens when misfortune strikes and you end up falling in a puddle of mud all by yourself? Well, you pick up the pieces and keep walking until you can look back at it and realize how much of a goofball you were.
34) Tea For One
Imagine the seaside scenery on a brisk morning while sipping on warm tea. All seems to be fine and dandy until suddenly you spill your tea and start regretting why you even woke up that morning to begin with. Just always remember to clean up after yourself and realize what not to do next time this occurs.
35) Laser Lit Cocktail
This one is definitely one of the cooler pics in our list. A laser directly points at a cocktail and gives it a neon colored glow. We wonder how it’s gonna taste now that a bit of energy has been added as the secret ingredient.
36) Broken Chair
Oh boy, this one is going to hurt! This man has no idea his chair is about to be his downfall as he intently works without noticing what’s about to happen. We hope for his sake he’s doing alright and that he realizes that he may have to think about a sturdier chair next time.
37) Watch out Above!
Here’s another bird doing bird things. This critter just so happens to take the spotlight of an otherwise landscape-focused image. We’re beginning to think this isnt just coincidence anymore and that birds really do like taking photographs when they can.
38) Pup Meet Bee
Here we see a dog focused on a bee that just buzzed through his line of sight. The pup looks curious as to what the bee’s idea was in stealing his photograph. He certainly won’t be bothered by it and instead will just sit and go for a retake.
39) Skim Wipeout
Skimboarding is one of the latest fads from this generation. This man decided to give a crack at it, until he realized that maybe it wasn’t the best decision he’s made. He landed clear on his butt after attempting his first wave. At least the smile on his face proves that he’s at least a good sport about it.