A perfectly timed photo is truly a work of art. Capturing the right photo at the right moment – not a second too soon or too late, is the method to creating memorable, laugh-out-loud photos that may never happen in the same way again. The thing about perfectly timed photos is they usually aren’t “timed” at all – there are usually spontaneous and spur of the moment photos of things no one is expecting. A certain talent is needed to know when to snap the shutter as well as a certain amount of finesse. We didn’t take these photos, but we scoured the internet for the best of the best so that we could share them with you today. Here are our top 30 finds.
- Cat Butt
Cats are notorious for their rather *ahem* exposed rectums. Everyone who has ever owned a cat has received an unpleasant view of their pet’s rear end as they walk away. What’s funny about this photo, is the guy on the television appears to be reacting in the same way we would!
- Didn’t Stick the Landing
This guy, who has clearly just performed a stunt on his motorcycle has just landed on his front wheel, but things have gone horribly wrong. His landing broke his front axle, and he is only seconds away from a crash landing.
- Spilled Drink
The girl in the center of this photo is only seconds away from being drenched in an ice-cold beer. She looks so unexpecting in the photo you can’t help but feel sorry for what is about to happen next.
- Curve Ball
This photo must have been taken exactly at the same moment this ball first grazed the girl’s face. She hasn’t even had time to register the shock or pain on in her expression yet!
Right when these three ladies went to smile for the camera, this grinning ray jumped in to join the shot. The ladies don’t look to happy about it, but at least the ray is smiling!
- On the Edge
We can already hear the giant splash this woman is about to make as she falls into the pool. We wish her friends would reach out to catch her, but they don’t even know she’s falling yet!
- Walking on Water
This picture was taken right when the man is jumping into the pool. However, from the way he is positioned and the perfect timing of the photo, it actually looks like he’s just taking a casual stroll across the pool with his lady in his arms.
- Tattoo Twin
This is a once in a lifetime shot. We almost can’t believe this even happened. They were lucky to capture this shot because it will likely never happen again.
- Sleepy Soldier
If there is one way to stand out from hundreds of people who are dressed exactly alike, it’s to yawn in the middle of a march formation.
- Giant baby
In this photo, it looks as if the baby in the foreground is huge – big enough to have picked up this full-grown man by the head.
- Perfectly timed advertising
Whoever is in this airline’s advertising department deserves a raise.
- A good head on your shoulders
When this dad bent over to talk to his son, things lined up just right so that it appeared his head was attached to his son’s body.
- Sharing a laugh
We all know horses don’t actually laugh, but this horse sure looks like he is. The girl in the photo also laughing only encourages us to think they’ve just shared the best joke!
- Sports Vs. Selfies
The baseball field might not be the best place to take a selfie – too many projectiles that you may not see coming if you aren’t paying attention.
This photo of two boxers duking it out really demonstrates the force behind one of their blows.
- Strangle Hold
Wrestling involves learning hundreds of moves that allow you to maintain a superior position over your opponent. We aren’t sure what this move is, but the photo sure was perfectly timed.
- Determined Diver
This diver’s expression says it all. He is ready to hit the water at the perfect angle and nothing is going to stop him. We’re sure his expression will be a lot more pleasant when he climbs out of the pool.
- Balls to the wall
We sure hope this guy is wearing a cup, otherwise, we can’t imagine the amount of pain this blow would cause.
- Ping Pong Eyeball
Who knew pink pong was such a dangerous sport? This guy is seconds away from taking a ping pong ball to the eye.
- Give us a wave
The photo of this girl’s high jump was so perfectly timed that she appears to be waving at the peak of her jump. We can’t help but want to wave back.
- Hover Boat
This crash was so intense that the boat went airborne, dumping its passenger and appearing to suspend for a moment in midair – just enough time for the photographer to capture this photo.
If you aren’t careful, basketball can become a high-contact sport. If you really aren’t careful, that contact could be your opponent’s finger up your nostril.
- Number One
This guy wants to make sure his opponent knows he’s number one.
- Armpit Lick
We can’t imagine why this basketball player would stick his tongue out right at this moment, but he’s about to get a whole lot more than he bargained for.
- Soccer Kick Gone Wrong
This player was so desperate to kick the ball, he went for it right between his opponent’s legs. What he didn’t anticipate was the follow-through, which is going to leave the other player in quite a bit of pain.
- Pucker Up
Not only were these two football players at the right place at the right time, they were also making the right facial expressions. It looks like the two of them are puckering up for a kiss.
- Groin Shot
When this basketball player went for the ball, he inadvertently hit another player’s balls by mistake. The look on the other player’s face is pitiful because we know the pain he is about to experience.
- Not the best Volleyball Player
What’s hilarious about this photo is that the girl looks so prepared for the ball to come where she is aiming, that she hasn’t even realized how far off her aim is.
- An Awkward Pose
These players must have collided and fallen on top of one another, but the resulting photo looks a little inappropriate, we think – and ten times as funny!
- Baseball Bat Attack
Although it is usually the ball that makes us duck for cover, in the case, the bat went flying into the crowd, only to hit this unsuspecting man right in the face.