A picture captures a single moment in time, but not all moments are created equal. Some moments are just funnier, cooler, or more amazing than others. These quick photographers were able to hit their shutters at exactly the right time. It is thanks to them that these best moments are now immortalized forever.
Read on to see a real parenting faux pas, a bird that’s flying at just the right angle, and a lady who is about to step into a pool of trouble.
Put A Cork In It
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Have you ever been hit square in the forehead with a champagne cork? I have. It’s not fun. The moment just before it happens is kind of funny though.
The lady in yellow looks blissfully unaware of the tragedy that is about to befall her beloved partner.
A Little Nip
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Never point at a duck. Ducks don’t take to kindly to being singled out by a human figure. This picture is a clear warning.
That girl is happy now, but in a fraction of a second, she’s going to have a much different expression on her face.
Prepare To Share
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Seagulls have been known to steal a french fry or two, but a lick of your ice cream? That doesn’t happen as often.
The seagull’s top-down approach to snagging a snack makes for some perfect photo composition. Good job, seagull. You keep doing you.
When Your Favorite Uncle Drops The Ball
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Uncle Tony is always running around with the kids, sneaking them extra cookies and playing baseball. But in a single moment, Uncle Tony went from favorite uncle to uncle who drops the children.
Get it together, Tony. We can’t have you dropping kids all over the place.
Parenting At Its Finest
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It looks like this one is actually the kid’s fault. He must have plopped his head down on his mom’s lap and knocked the bottom of her martini glass in the process.
Mom looks like she’s holding a thousand years of panic between her face and her neck.
Seal, Meet Glass
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This seal hit the glass a little too hard and a little too fast. His poor face got all smushed up, but the whole event made for a hilarious photo.
Isn’t wonderful how seal bodies are so squishy and malleable? I wish all bodies were like seal bodies.
A Low Blow
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Everything was going according to plan until little Timmy asked to be lifted out of the boat. His big brother is trying really hard not to swear in front of him in this photo.
Sometimes the most painful moments make for the funniest pictures. Keep reading to see a girl who hasn’t yet realized she’s about to get drenched.
Hang In There, Baby
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This little owl lost his footing while a talented photographer snapped a photo at exactly the right moment.
Whether he managed to get back on the branch or if he fell all the way off we will never know. The photo can only tell us so much.
A Perfect Fauxhawk
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That guy isn’t sporting a funky hairstyle. There is actually a bird flying right behind his head.
This photo brings a whole new meaning to the term, “fauxhawk.” If only birds could imitate all kinds of hairstyles. I want to see a bird mullet.
She’s About To Get Very Upset
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It’s all fun and games until somebody gets covered in an unknown liquid. For her sake, I hope that’s water.
This is undoubtedly the best moment to catch on camera in this sequence of events, but I do kind of want to see her face right after impact.
Stuck In The Mud
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I like how this photographer captured the expression of instant regret on this poor dog’s face.
Running in the mud can be a difficult task. It’s ok, pupper, you can get right back up and try again. Read ahead for a bridesmaid who just couldn’t keep it together.
Don’t Spill The Beans
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This guy had literally one job. Now that carpet is going to have a huge stain on it. Is there a better excuse to get hardwood put in? I don’t think so.
Also, Someone is going to have to make another batch of whatever food that is.
Get Right Back On The Horse
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I think there are actually three kids falling off that horse. That is too many kids to put on a horse. Maybe that’s why they fell off.
The guy holding the camera seems to be their father. Maybe he should be watching his kids instead of trying to take a selfie.
It Was All Just Too Much
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The groom’s sister hadn’t eaten all day and couldn’t take the heat coming in from those windows. Bridesmaid number two does not look impressed.
She knows she should have been the maid of honor and this is exactly why. She would never faint in the middle of the ceremony.
A Firely Affair
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This lady set her hair on fire while blowing out her birthday candles. This photo was taken the split second before anybody noticed what had happened.
Make sure you always tie your hair back before you stick your face near a cake full of fire. Read on for a dog whose eyes are transfixed on a treat.
Total Eclipse Of The Bird
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Lens flare and some very good timing allowed this photographer to capture an eclipse on the underside of this bird’s wing.
Eclipses don’t come around all too often, so a photo like this is extremely rare. I wish I could get that bird to sign a copy of this photo.
A Disaster Waiting To Happen
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Well, that’s one way to get out of a boring conversation. Just, splash and you’re out.
Also, she is making absolutely no effort to break her fall. This photo must have been taken before she knew she was falling. Nice tan though, dude in the foreground. Nice tan.
One Ring To Rule Them All
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It looks like this dog has Jedi powers. It also looks like he’s very, very excited to get his teeth around that little treat.
The angles in this photo are particularly good. I like how the photographer got the shot right when the treat was in the middle of the dog’s forehead.
Someone’s About To Be Dinner
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This is a double-crested cormorant about to eat a fish for dinner. The composition of this photo is excellent.
The fish is right in the middle of the bird’s beak, but the bird hasn’t gotten a bite in yet. It’s a bad time to be that fish though.