Taking the perfect photograph is not an easy thing to do. Yes, you can come prepared with your high-powered camera, find the best possible angle, and make sure the lighting is just right, but if you miss the perfect moment, you miss the chance to take the perfect photo. Sometimes, the correct timing is the result of the photographers precision and expertise, but, more often than not, it’s down to sheer, dumb luck. These lucky shots can be hilarious, amazing, or plain weird, and the only way most of them could possibly have been captured on purpose is if the photographers live without letting go of their camera for a single second.
The lesson you can learn from this list, courtesy of Ranker, is that you should take as many pictures as you can of everything you see. You’re bound to get lucky at some point, and the perfect photo can lead you to Intenet glory.
1. Smoon sailing
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2. The rare dogbird prepares for takeoff
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3. A dog that has mastered the art of posing
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4. Spot the odd one out
5. That doesn’t taste like ice cream!
6. Ooh, what lovely… medals…
7. A highly evolved fish
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8. Splashing through the street, on a two-man open raft…
9. Wait, is that magazine see-through?
10. The Queen wears a disguise to visit the local bar
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11. Cat is not amused by your levitation tricks
12. I can make the same scary face, tiger, watch!
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13. That tickles!
14. Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Big Bird?
15. Nothing to see here, just a man walking his dog-cow
16. Cats are very perceptive, because their shadows have eyes too
17. There can be only one!
18. Fashion trends these days are impossible to follow…
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19. Two-tenths of a second to disaster
20. And they say the Moon landing wasn’t real…
You liked these perfectly timed photos so much that you want more? No problem, here you go. And if that’s not enough, here‘s some more!