50+ Perfectly Timed Photos That Will Mess With Your Head

You might not be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes everything in the universe aligns so precisely, all you have to do is press the shutter-release button in the right place at the right time. Every now and then, perfect timing can make or break a photo, turning it into a hilarious coincidence or a beautiful illusion, so A&D has compiled a list that proves you don’t necessarily need expensive gear to take an unforgettable image.

From a fabulous ostrich that appears to have the best hair in the world to a struggling substitute teacher sending subtle hints, these shots will definitely make you look twice. But remember, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to work on improving your photography skills. To quote a popular saying, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Scroll down to please your eyes with some of the best perfectly timed pictures, and if this collection isn’t enough, check out our similar lists here and here. (H/T: Bored Panda)

01. Firefighter In Mexico Earthquake

02. When The Timing Is Right

LeGaffe

03. Bumblebee Carrying The Sun

mike_pants

04. Was Taking Random Pictures Of My Mother And This Came Out

MuffinHatLP

05. The Struggles Of A Substitute Teacher

DedRuck

06. Right Place, Right Time

07. Holy Sh*t

Trololman

08. When The Timing Is Right

09. This Guy’s Earbuds Made A Treble Clef

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10. Snapped A Lucky Shot Of A Truck Trying To Steal The Sun

Diginixy

11. Pier Sunset

John H. Moore

12. Perfectly Timed Photo Of A Wave

Grant Ly

13. Suspicious Hair

14. Perfect Timing

bestdayforpizza

15. Dads Rock

saraboulos

16. Maybe She’s Barn With It

Streetmix

17. Fourteen Wind Turbines All In A Row

Grown_Man_Poops

18. Lightning Strikes A Plane As It Flies Through A Rainbow

flashman

19. Watching TV With My Feet Up When Suddenly

frankieMART

20. In The Right Moment

Streeb-Greebling

21. Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

CANT_TRUST

22. The Moment A Trout Eats A Mayfly And The Second Before Water Tension Gives Way

panilsson

23. Perfect Timing

VladislavMiloslav

24. Miss Ostrich

conancat

25. Have Your Own Beer Towel

FCBayernEN

26. Perfect Timing: Level > Alien

27. My Cat Has A Six Pack

j3nn1f3r00

28. Chief Vitamin Water Surveys His Domain

BisonST

29. Took A Picture Of My Fire Pit Last Night And Caught Peter Pan And Tinkerbell

Clongjax

30. When You Spend All Summer With Your T-Shirt Off

uzonline

31. I Took A Photo Of My Brother. He Jump At The Right Moment And It Looks Like He Has To Go Because His Planet Needs Him

WhatStartsTheHeart

32. I Caught A Pic Of Lightning Bouncing Off A Double Rainbow

DJ-C-Gill

33. Dear God What Have I Done?!

stan1541

34. Moment When It Looks Like Dilma Rousseff Is Getting Stabbed

35. Perfect Timing At Its Best

conversingwithoceans

36. What Would You Call This Beast?

Jagdeep Rajput

37. Perfectly Timed Shot

Tom Samuelson

38. Very Unfortunate Time To Blink With White Mascara

39. Perfect Timing

mysusualusername

40. Dat A**

RIPMyInnocence

41. The Sweet Escape

Richard Silvera

42. Amazingly, Perfect Shot Of My Friend Skydiving Into Burning Man

opi8

43. Smile

TrailTrumpet

44. An Airplane Is Silhouetted Against The First Solar Eclipse Of The Decade, Seen Over Bangkok, Thailand, 2010

CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM

45. Long Jump In The Sand

46. Perfect Timing

Tina Sokolovskaya

47. Just The Right Moment

48. Yoga In The Park Perfect Timing

Czarvana

49. My Brother Took A Picture With His Iphone At The Exact Moment A Spark Ricocheted Off Of My Ear

OsamaWasARealShitGuy

50. Here’s My Best Perfectly Timed Photo

shelldog

51. Twin Tales

Cameron Watts

52. Due To The Chair Leg And This Guy’s Posture, It Looks Like He’s Wearing High Heels

Tripledip

53. Still Wondering Whether He Did This On Purpose Or Not

HogNutsJohnson

54. Just A Pic That My Friend Took Down At The Beach The Other Day

sophielola

55. Couldn’t Ask For Better Timing

cat_vlaslov

56. Strange Dirt Formation On My Car Looks Like People Hanging

koskinick

57. So I Turned Into A Toad Last Night

keehcyma

58. What Do You Mean, What’s Wrong With Her Feet?

sableenees

59. This Is The Hilarious Moment A Curious Pufferfish Managed To Photobomb An Unsuspecting Diver

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60. I Accidentally French-Kissed A Dog At Work Today

Ohmyjoss

61. Look At That Body

jellyd0nut

62. The Invisible Hockey Player

63. Oh, Good. Another “Holding Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa” Pic

dilyemera

64. The Wind Had Some Perfect Timing

bvuuu

65. My Twin Boys Jumping And Landing At The Exact Same Time

Jamie

66. Perfect Moment

67. This Sun Giving A Shoulder Rub To This Navy Officer

hmuberto

68. Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Boats

44oz

69. Best Photo I Have Ever Taken

CrashProof

70. New Schrödinger Experiment

Naruhodo

71. Did You See That, What If Its Real?

farrukhjojo

72. Perfect Timing

73. Seafoam Splash Captured At A Thousandth Of A Second

Ger Kelliher

74. Two Rows Of Judges Ignore A Gymnast

75. Perfectly Timed Picture

Steve Black

76. Watch Me Neigh Neigh

77. The Timing Of This Photo Makes It Look Like The Policeman Is Dancing On The Crime Scene

tomchch

78. My Mom Accidentally Caught Lightning When Trying To Take A Picture Of Palm Trees During A Storm

rogerstc2

79. Perfect Timing And Reflex

80. Timing Is Key (But Luck Doesn’t Hurt Either)

onelapse

81. Tried To Take A Picture Of The Sunset While Driving And A Bird Totally Ruined My Shot

QueenJamesKingJordan

82. This Dog Trying To Catch The Ball

Quarafee

83. Sometimes You Get Lucky With Timing. Would Love It If You Could Draw This Snap Of Me In Sri Lanka.

ash_squires

84. The Exact Moment Her Phone Was Lost Forever

gavotron

85. 4-Winged Goose

Jens Birch

86. That Mysterious Triumphant Ghost Caught In A Broken Light Bulb

Old_Gumbo_McGee

87. Coming In For A Landing

TheChaf

88. Perfect Timing And Classic Dad Reaction

burkybang

89. Can You Do That?

CourtneyAllison

90. Cow Jumping Over Herding Dogs

CaptureTheNature

91. Picture Of My Daughter Crawling, Looks Like She Is Writing Profanity

foresttravestys

92. Tony Stark’s Dog Is A Player

FrenchCanadaIsWorst

93. Just The Right Moment

94. Perfectly Timed Pool Picture

aarsmadenkak

95. Buddha Sunglasses

96. The Moment My Son Knew The True Power Of The Force

mynickname

97. Timing Is Everything

Reuters/David Gray

98. My Sister Passed Out At The Exact Moment The Judge Said “You May Kiss The Bride”

Kevin Kennedy Ryan

99. Snapped Pic Of My Nephew. Perfect Timing?

hoRNedjew

100. My Wife Managed To Capture The Least Manly Shot Of Me Launching Fireworks

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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