Perfectly Timed Photos That Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

Thanks to more powerful cameras available today and the internet, we can now enjoy some of the most amazing – and often hilarious – perfectly timed photos ever taken.

While most of these photos look staged or photoshopped, we assure you that they’re not. They’re simply a case of being at the place and at the right time.

Mrs. Incredible

For her next trick, she’s going to make herself even longer!

Dad of the Year

Somebody give this dad a medal! That’s what you call “dad reflexes” kicking in right there!

So Much Focus

Anyone who’s ever watched Final Destination knows just how bad this could get if she ever slipped.

Final Move

The final move was spectacular, the moments before it? Not so much.

Immaculate Timing

The Facebook comments on this must have been about nine hundred thousand guys saying “u can turn my fish into a loaf anytime lol hmu.” She looks remarkably dry for someone who must have had to do this many times before getting the shot right.
She looks supernaturally beautiful. Downright biblical.
What diet makes you so light you can walk on water? Whoever came up with it needs to go on Oprah ASAP.

Cavity Check

When you can’t afford a dentist anymore so you have your opponent check your teeth for cavities.

“The Limbo”

The maneuver’s not exactly called “The Limbo”, but the name certainly fits, right?

Picking Dem Boogers

Nothing to be ashamed of her Bron. Everybody does it.

Nothing To See Here

When you’re so narcissistic that you have to check out how you look when you’re out wake-boarding.

Ouch! That Has To Hurt

She got her hair caught in the wire during the Spartan Race…but this photo was captured at such a perfect time that it just looks like she’s posing for the camera.

Even the guy behind her is mesmerized.

The Truth

Behind every beautiful or handsome weightlifter is an intense, uglyish face that you can never unsee.

Boink!

Punch To The Face

To be honest, this would’ve looked a lot worse if this was a .gif image or a small video.

Extra Focus

To hit the ball, you have to be one with the ball.

Bomb’s Away

This is what your face looks like when you’re riding that roller coaster.

Broken Jaw

That’s one hit he’ll certainly feel for quite a while.

Nailed It

 

The Headless Gymnast

Again, a case of the photographer being at the right place and at the right time.

Naturally Beautiful

Okay, so there’s nothing supernatural-looking happening in this photo. But its subject, Allison Stokke, is the poster girl for “right place, right time.” This pic, snapped during a high school track meet, made her an overnight celebrity.
Stokke wasn’t eighteen when this photo was taken, and after it went viral she pushed back against her celebrity hard.
She eventually got more comfortable being in the public eye. But her life was challenging for a bit.

Kill It With Fire

We know it’s just a photo of a guy swimming, but it’s more fun to think that it’s that creature from the movie Alien.

Taking Care Of Business

This man must really have a thing for picking off boogers.

Sticking The Landing

This girl deserves a perfect 10. That’s as perfect of a landing if I’ve ever seen one.

It Hurts As Bad As It Looks

Briggs would be lucky to still be standing after taking a clean shot like that.

A Fine Balancing Act

That’s certainly one way to use your head.

Ouch!!!

Just in case you don’t know, falling flat face first onto the ice hurts just as much if you do so on concrete.

Broken Nose Incoming

When you can’t catch the ball with your hands, so you gotta use your nose.

Feet Head

It’s amazing what the human body can do when you’re that flexible.

Ab Cat

This cat wishes he had abs like the Abercrombie and Fitch model on the shopping bag! Wouldn’t we all?! the ginger cat seems very comfortable in the bag, popping his head out exactly at the spot where the models head is cut off and the top of the cats is showing, it’s all just too cute if you ask us.

What The????

It’s probably going to take you quite a while to know which head is which.

The Dream Wave

Or the ultimate nightmare, depending on how you look at it.

Figure Skating

Can you just imagine how many hours these two put into practicing this routine?

The Former First Lady

Judging by Michelle’s face and that of the woman behind her, the tennis game must’ve gotten a little bit too heated.

Cheek Shot

Anyone care to guess how this happened?

Catch!

The statue looks like it’s trying to catch the plane flying through it. Although this is all a game of angles, the plane is actually flying a lot higher than the statue in the sky above it, and the statue is probably a lot smaller than we think it is in the photo. Either way it is a perfectly timed photo to say the least, and despite not being as funny as some can be, it is very artistic.

Take Down

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do, right?

Pow! Right in the Kisser

That guy’s probably a Yankee fan.

Run!!!!

Here’s to hoping that this kid knows how to run.

That’s One Angry Bull

As it turns out, bulls are really sensitive about how you look at them.

Head Kick

Wrong sport dude!!!

Water Ball

Because soccer is played in all kinds of weather, the match can sometimes get really messy and soggy.

She Has A Lot Of Male Fans

This is Nicole Minetti, an Italian reality TV star and once-politician. Can you guess why she’s such a hit with all the other MALE politicians?
Minetti was a showgirl with zero political experience before Berlusconi appointed her. She is a cultural figure in Italy but not highly esteemed as a politician.
Her ascendance to celebrity may have possibly had something to do with the fact that she looks like this.

Score!

After taking five minutes straight to laugh at this image, we love how perfectly timed it is! We are certain the one guy isn’t getting help picking his nose by the other, but the very illusion that he is, is making this photo totally hilarious. Basketball players always try their hardest in games, loving the win more than anything else, so with all of their effort to score the basket, they got a little closer than they planned to.

Mr. Robbin

They say that Mr. Robbins is one of the more agile soccer players in the world, and this photo certainly proves it.

Bust A Move

Don’t worry, they’re not fighting, they’re just getting it on in a good old fashioned dance-off.

Knocked Out

Some people say they’re going to knock someone’s head off, this guy actually did it.

Kiss My Cleats

That’s got to leave a mark.

Nailed It!!

You know you did a maneuver right when you pull off a face like that.

The Art Of Letting Go

I’ve heard about throwing in the towel, but throwing in the racket? That’s new.

Showin’ Some Love

What’s wrong about two basketball players showing each other some love?

Hanging Moon

This photo is such a cool shot. We see a building crane in it’s location for the day, while at that very moment and angle, the moon looks as though it is hanging from the crane itself. The coloring of this image is also very captivating, you can see the top of the mountains bathed in a pink color, while the rest has the blueish tint of twilight. We wonder where this photo was taken, looks like a place we would like to visit.

Horrible Placement

We bet this woman had no idea what she was doing when she was holding her paper up like that, but man it sure is funny! It’s more than the image on the newspaper alone, but the added effect of the woman holding it in the perfect location, as if she were herself in a bikini top, it’s perfect! Now we have to look at the opposite side of the newspaper when we sit on the train on the way to work, we don’t want to get caught in the same situation!

Butt Hurt

You know two teams are bitter rivals when these sort of things happen.

A Sod Sight

Your eyes aren’t fooling you, this lawn is not floating above ground. Look closer and you’ll see a tree fell and ripped it up!
This looks like something out of the movie Inception. Or a surrealist painting. Or maybe like a portal opening to Middle Earth. But it’s real.
What’s the fix here? Maybe just yanking down on the sod until it’s back in place? And putting some paperweights on the edges?

On His Way To Heaven!

This photo was captured at the best timing possible. Right when the powerlifter finished his “clean” and drops the weight to the floor, it seems he shot up afterwards. Insane.
It looks like he’s being raptured up into Swole Heaven. Where choirs of angels go beastmode on their harps and all food is paleo.
This guy has to have won this event. When you finish your rep by ascending to the sky don’t you just automatically win?

Um, How?

A lady that didn’t realize her car was in reverse accidentally gunned the gas and nearly jettisoned off the 8th floor of a parking structure.
Although it also looks like a scene from an action movie where the hero careens into the side of a building from the roof of an adjacent building.
Hopefully she caught the perp. And hopefully the chief didn’t suspend her for her maverick tactics.

Free Willy!

Bravo, Mother Nature. This rare photo shows a massive Orca whale getting nearly 8 feet of air out of the water. Impressive.
Orcas are among the very elite in terms of non-human animal intelligence. So there’s a chance they know just how impressive they’re being.
This is a big middle flipper to SeaWorld.

Too Close For Comfort

A perfect shot of a massive plane landing only FEET above beach-goers at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, Caribbean. This would probably harsh your mellow beach vibes pretty quickly.
How is this legal? The plane is within frisbee range of these people. What’s stopping them from serving a volleyball into an engine?
And why do the beachgoers want to be this close to a landing jet? That seems like it would be, uh, loud.

Eyes Up Here Mr. Monkey

This monkey is wearing the exact same expression a human guy would in this same circumstance. Sometimes our resemblance to lower primates is so close that it’s startling. Wouldn’t be surprised if the monkey dropped the piece of fruit he was eating.
Thankfully the monkey kept its paws to itself. And thankfully it got its daily dose of vitamin C from the apple.

Ouch! That Has To Hurt

She got her hair caught in the wire during the Spartan Race…but this photo was captured at such a perfect time that it just looks like she’s posing for the camera.

Even the guy behind her is mesmerized.

Perfectly Timed or Mistimed?

Pretty much any photo of weather forecaster Cristina Blackwell is a perfectly-timed photo. And you thought the weather was boring.
There’s a trend towards hiring weather girls who look like this. Especially in Latin America.
Watching the weather is not exactly watching The Expendables, but it has its perks.

Wow, That’s Too Close For Comfort

In 2006, an extremely close call when Airbus A300 belonging to transport firm DHL, seemed to narrowly avoid flying into the rear of a Japan Airlines Boeing 777.
Can you imagine now utterly terrifying it would be to be a passenger in either of these planes? Turbulence is one thing, but almost colliding with another airplane is entirely another.
They don’t even cover this scenario in the safety briefings at the beginning of a flight. The procedure is probably just “hope for the best.”

Such Focus

A telekinetic dog levitates a donut off of the picnic table and into its mouth. It also uses its powers to lower cats from out of trees, and into its mouth. No, he’s not up for adoption.
There are few things in life that are as captivating to dogs as donuts. The dog has an expression of absolute concentration.
I have never been as focused on anything in my life as this dog is on this donut.

Ouch! That Had To Hurt

This person either has a very strange way of sleeping, or they just crashed into a pole at exactly the right/wrong moment. Something about the man with the bag’s stoic posture makes the photo much funnier.
It looks like the guy on the bike is a statue of some kind. Or like he just walked away from this unharmed.
This is, guaranteed, the photo subject’s best ever vacation picture. Nothing will ever top this.

Pickpocket Fail

Here we see a guy taking advantage of two girls taking a selfie, to put his hand in one of the girl’s purse. Classy one. However, were pretty sure he wasn’t counting on the fact that his face would be smack dab in the middle of this image so the girl could go to the authorities and just show them this image for proof and assistance in catching the guy. Karma’s nasty, my friend, you should have been smarter about the whole photo thing.

YUM

This vet, or vet assistant, just wanted a cute photo with this adorable pup. Since it’s the style these days to take a photo with your tongue out, that’s exactly what she did. Little did she realize that this photo would capture the exact moment the dog would decide to do the same and reach up to lick her tongue! Apart from it being rather unsanitary, this photo takes the cake in the cute overload department!

My Ball!

Oh no you don’t, this is my ball! This poor little boy just wanted to throw the ball for his furry friend to catch, and he sure did, just not at the right time. We’re sure the dog didn’t hurt the kid, but he looks pretty set on grabbing it away from the youngsters hand. We remember the days our dog had a thing for the tennis ball… it was probably something about the green felt.

Kobe

You’d think that when you’re sitting on courtside seats you’d have the nerve to ask Kobe to turn around for a quick photo or two. But, we’re guessing she really doesn’t want to bother the recently retired future Hall of Famer. That, or Kobe really just didn’t want to be disturbed that particular day.

Boom Right in the Kisser!

After taking a few moments to laugh at this image, we can tell you that these two horses were clearly not getting along! We have never seen a horse face kick another horse, but this image is proof that it totally happens. What did the poor horse ever do to you? The photographer of this one must have been laughing all the way home.

Time Out

This is the definition of a perfectly timed photo. The basketball coach was just standing in the sideline trying to do his job, minding his own business, when the ball came right to him – his face that is! This image captures the second the ball made contact with the man’s face, indent and all! That’s going to leave a mark for sure. Ouch!

That’s A Stretch

This photo is perfectly timed and placed. This one is also going in the optical illusion category. These two friends were just trying to commemorate their day of fun in the sun when their photo took an interesting turn. The guy behind them isn’t even paying attention to them, but it does look like it’s his hand being stretched out to touch the girl on the right.

Red Head

It’s a bird, it’a a plane, it’s a girl with a ball for a head! This image made us do a double take, where is her head? Alas, the dancer and gymnast is just super flexible in her neck, pushing it all the way back with the ball between her arms giving the illusion that her head is gone. Although we know that she’s fine, this image is going to haunt us for a bit.

Slip and Slide

In the case of actually perfectly timed photo, which was taken by mistake for sure, we see this girl doing a dance solo of some sort, but getting a little befuddled and stepping on her dress, leading her to producing an embarrassing moment of slipping and sliding onto the floor. We are hoping that she and the other guests were too drunk to remember the moment exactly, but this photo is forever.

Relaxing

What did this poor guy ask for – a nice relaxing time in his hammock in the sun with what looks like a margarita? Nope, this guy had the hammock break and his drink spill. We also bet it was one of his friends who took this photo as the whole thing happened, from the looks of things it was sheer happenstance that he caught the whole thing falling apart, but it’s still pretty funny.

Burnt!

This couple was on vacation, they also forgot to wear sun block and got ridiculously burnt that day. The reason the guy is screaming? A piece of rope that was in the water at the time was washed up on his back by a wave, right onto the sun burn he was trying to forget about. His wife looks pleased, he looks like he’s in agony. Got to love a perfectly timed selfie.

Smash

Not sure how we feel about this one, we aren’t the violent kind of folk. Here we see one girl hitting another, but the photo got the EXACT moment her first hit the girls face, making it entirely contort to the side. The girl giving the punch looks very strong, so we hope she was gentle with the girl on the receiving end of her fist of fury.

Dog Days

Whoever took this photo decided it would be cute to capture this dog salivating all over the floor. Upon second look, or first look for us, all we could see was this dog’s head on the human’s body. It’s true what they say, a dog and their owner do indeed start to look alike! In this case it’s all about the black fur and big brown eyes. Perfectly timed photo for sure!

Blowing Clouds

The easily European photo is showing a statue of an angel at the entrance to a bridge blowing a trumpet of some sort. What makes this photo perfectly timed is the location of the cloud formation in the sky at that very moment. It seems as though the trumpet player isn’t just there for show, but is blowing the cloud out of the trumpet! Looks like a beautiful day wherever this statue is located. We’ll get to Googling the answer, our interest is piqued now!

Watch Out!

There are few words we could use to describe this moment, but we’re going to try anyway. Whoever took this photo managed to capture the exact moment a baseball bat hits the face of a fan in the stands! You can literally see the indentation of the bat hitting his face in this photo, while the rest of the people around him probably screamed, ‘watch out!’. Unfortunately, this guy didn’t duck his head in time! But at least we got one awesome perfectly timed photo out of it.

Jaws

The duck sitting on the quiet water has no idea what’s lurking beneath. The photographer of this photo was obviously there to photograph the shark, but this opportunity to snap the shark preparing to grab the duck is absolutely stunning. The shark doesn’t have facial expressions so he seems almost calm as he is approaching the duck, and although we can’t see the duck’s face, he probably has no idea what about to happen so he is as happy go lucky as ever.

Yawn

The soldiers in this photo are in perfect formation, crisp uniforms and hats on tight. The only thing off here is that one soldier who just got caught yawning his heart out at the perfectly wrong time, considering the photographer managed to snap the him right in the middle of the act. The soldiers head is not even facing the right direction, along with the rest of the lined up individuals, he is looking slightly off to the side, breaking total ranks.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane!

The photographer who took this shot probably wanted to get a photo of the great architecture of this building, but he also got an added bonus of the perfectly timed plane coming into the frame of his photo, adding so much to the image. The building itself is very nicely built, with the rounded internal corners adding a lot of character and depth to the regular buildings structure. The plane atop the photo shows the sheer size of the building and how low the plane was flying.

Lord

We’re pretty sure that this photo was taken by sheer happenstance, with the plane being in the exact direction and shape as the famous statue of Jesus atop the mountain in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a really beautiful portrayal of the old and the new, modern technology in the plane alongside the old statue that is the symbol of the Brazilian capital. We wonder what the photographer was thinking when he realized the photo he managed to capture.

The Violin

The former first lady certainly likes to keep herself busy, eh? Now she’s playing the violin.

Chvrmmmmmm! Kwishuuuuuu!

Okay. Okay. This one’s photoshopped, but you have to admit, it looks awesome.

Hold On!

This bird is just not having it today! The photographer caught the very moment on bird grabbed the feathered tail of his friend, another bird. It’s almost like he was saying to him – ‘hey, where do you think you’re going?’! Considering birds move in an alarmingly fast pace, the fact that the photographer caught this image is truly incredible. Nature has a way of showing up things in a random way, here is the perfect example.

Michelle Strikes Again

The internet definitely needs to calm down.

Flying Like A Plane

This eagle didn’t know how was he was going! Just kidding! But the eagles location to the white streaks of a plane’s engine couldn’t be more perfect. It seems as though the eagle is creating the streaking with his own speed (which isn’t possible), but the illusion of it is pretty great! The photographer was probably aiming to just get an image of the eagle, but struck gold with a lot more.

Michelle Again

This is just ridiculous.

Flying Carpet

This is more of an optical illusion than anything else, but it in fact is a perfectly timed photo. While it seems the women is on a flying board, the illusion comes from the flag pole that isn’t in the frame that is the same size as the board, tricking the eye into thinking it is seeing the board float. It’s a combination of a bunch of different elements coming together to form one perfectly timed image.

Moving On

It seems like Michelle didn’t like playing with lightsabers, nor the violin, so she decided to take up archery for now.

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