Taking a picture is an art. If you delay by even a single second, you can miss out on a great shot. However, the internet is filled with a lot of pictures that have been timed perfectly. You can consider these pictures coincidences or simply a beautifully created illusion. We have collected a bunch of them here for you to enjoy.
Trapped In A Bubble
Look at this adorable little puppy all wrapped up in a bubble. We understand that this is an illusion and that the bubble is actually a lot closer to the camera than the dog. But still, it makes you stop and stare.
Grow Out Your Wings
This is yet another perfectly timed picture taken of an old man walking in front of wall graffiti. It is quite a beautiful illusion to see an old man spread his wings and get ready to fly.
The Flying Dutchman
Another illusion created by the Sutro tower in San Francisco. The clouds have engulfed the tower just enough to allow part of the tower to be visible, making it look like the Flying Dutchman.
Carrying The Moon
This is the Burj-al-Arab in Dubai and the helipad of the hotel is positioned perfectly to make it look like the moon is resting on it. It must have taken a lot of creativity to create this picture!
The Trail Of A Bird
This is a picture that would have taken quite a lot of time to get perfect. The trails of the jets had to be perfectly aligned with the bird. It could just be a coincidence that the bird just happened to fly in line with the jets.
The Lady In Flames
A crackling fire is always a warm sight to see. However, things get even better when you begin to see objects in the fire. This photographer snapped the perfect picture with the lady dancing in the fire.
The Dog With Horns
Having objects in the frame at the right angle can give you amazing results. Take this dog for instance: the tree in the background looks just like horns that are coming out of the dogs head.
Mirroring The Tattoo
The photographer took this picture of his friend’s foot when a dragonfly landed on it. The interesting thing is that the dragonfly is perfectly mirroring the tattoo making it look like a weird reflection.
Marrying The Owl
Wedding pictures can be fun since everything is usually happening quite fast. This couple enjoyed having a lot of laughs when they looked at this picture. The woman appears to be marrying an owl which just happened to fly into the shot.
Taken By The Moon
Instead of sails, how would you like to have the moon catching the winds on your boat? This is exactly what happened in this picture when the moon was on its waning phase.
The license plate says “1EARUP” and the dog in the trunk just so happens to have one of his ears sticking up. The guy in the car behind this one saw the perfect opportunity to capture this coincidence.
We see all kinds of shapes in the clouds and this was a perfectly timed picture of clouds shaped like a dragon with fire spitting out of its mouth.
A Long Arm
The man in the back of the picture appears to have his hand on the shoulder of the girl on the right. This was quite amusing and while the girls did not realize it at first, they must have laughed a lot when they saw the picture later.
The fur of the cat at this angle looks just like the hairstyle of the man. The cat appears to be transparent in this picture!
Launched Into Space
You have to stand in precisely the right spot in order to make the trail of this jet look like the roller coaster has just launched off into space from the tracks.
Bird watching is an intricate and delicate art and it requires you to be very quiet and quick to take good pictures. An interesting fact about Bohemian Waxwings is that they can devour an entire bush of berries within a matter of hours.
Breakdancing On Water
Jesus walked on water but this man took it to the next level and started to break dance in front of his friends. The man is skilled!
Hugging horses can be quite comfortable and this man appears to be holding the head of a horse. Quite amusing. The photographer must have taken the picture in a matter of seconds before the horse stopped yawning.
The cat was just laying on the right spot at the right time so this photographer saw his chance and took it.
The reflection of the flag outside the house in the glass of wine projected the flag onto the table perfectly. The photographer did not waste any time in taking the picture and posting it on the internet.
Watering The Pool
Having a moment with your friends by the side of the pool can be quite relaxing. However, when someone takes a picture like this, everything turns into chaos. The man appears to be filling the pool with his pee.
Fireworks are amazing and, combined with a good camera and photographic skills, you can get some pretty awesome shots that will help your social profiles light up.
This was quite a coincidence and the shot was timed perfectly. The boy appears to have two bubbles on his eyes.
This picture had to be taken immediately or the bird would have shaken the flower off its head. It looks so innocent and beautiful.
This baby has chosen quite a peculiar book for bedtime reading. Either the baby is quite sleepy or simply tired of her mother taking pictures of her all the time.
Just look at the little bird checking itself out in the mirror. Little Birdie, we assure you that you look quite beautiful. You do not have to be self-conscious about your body since it is quite a pretty sight to see.
Kissed By The Frog
The fairy tale goes that the princess kissed the frog and it turned into a handsome prince. However, the opposite turns out to be so much more funny. Just look at the picture!
Body Of A Woman, Face Of A Man
The husband took this picture when his wife fell asleep while she was reading a magazine. It freaked him out for a second before he found the humor in the picture.
Bathe Me In Champagne
Coming in first is quite the occasion and it is customary to pop a bottle of champagne in victory. However, Mick Fanning did not realize that after he had won a surfing competition, he would have the bottle opened up in his face.
It is common belief that rainbows originate from a pot of Leprechaun gold. However, this illusion of the rainbow starting from a lavatory service vehicle is quite amusing and disregards that belief completely.
This is the true catwoman and it is safe to say that she looks nothing like the superhero from DC Comics.
The Split Second Before Anger
We are sure that the pilot in the picture would have been quite angry at having a bucket of water dumped on him. However, everyone seems to be in on the prank since the picture is timed quite perfectly.
This picture was posted anonymously on the internet. However, if we had taken a picture like this, we would have ensured that our names appeared by the picture since it is a pretty awesome take.
The shadow of the patio table seems to be working its magic since it is giving the appearance of stockings on the legs of the woman in the picture.
This is a picture of an island in Phuket, Thailand. The jutting of the rocks seems to give the island an appearance of a mouth and whenever a boat is going in the right direction, the opportunity for island feeding presents itself quite nicely.
Mentos & Coke
We have all tried the mentos and coke experiment but these kids seemed to have gotten a great shot out of it. Incidentally, look at the little girl’s surprised face in the blur of the background.
Is That An Eclipse?
At first, it looks like a picture of a solar eclipse. However, upon inquiry, it was found to be a picture of a basketball being shot by one of these men and the perfect picture taken by the man’s brother.
I Can Flip!
If we could understand the tweeting of birds, we would have been in for a treat at this moment. One of the birds appears to be doing a back flip and the bird on the right has the expression “You can’t do it in a million years.”
Sand People On The Beach
This was the texture left on the beach when a wave hit it. With a little imagination, it looks like a bunch of people walking on the sand. Nature is quite amusing.
You have to have a very high shutter speed in order to capture this moment. They had to build a barrier behind the girl where the wave would break to create this effect.
This is a picture that was taken split seconds before the dog ate the muffin and while it is quite adorable, it’s the moment before the heart and flower shaped frosting was destroyed.
The Invisble Man
This picture looks like there is an invisible man wearing a pair of glasses. However, this was just a perfectly timed moment when the man climbing the rocks dropped his glasses.
There Goes The Wheel
This is just another ordinary bike but with one small difference. While the guy was trying to do a stunt on it, the front wheel detached and his dad was lucky enough to capture the moment.
The 4-Leaf Clover
While the girl was busy capturing the beauty of a 4-leaf clover, her boyfriend launched a frisbee in her direction.
The Flying Wine
Years later, when they fight over whose fault it was for the spilled wine, they will have the picture as proof that it was her elbow that knocked the drink.
And Off She Goes
It’s very dangerous to ride your bikes outside the lanes that are specified for cycling. However, what do you do if there is a manhole cover with grates that ensures that your wheel gets stuck in it? You fly right off your bike.
Please Don’t Let Me Fall
This guy captured the moment right before the woman in the background realized that she was going to fall in the pool.
What Can You Do?
The girl in the picture and the guy taking the picture are quite brave to stand so patiently in front of the wave right before it’s about to break on the shore. They know that they can’t get out of the way in time, so they choose to face it head on instead.
Family Pictures At The Beach
Family pictures can be a lot of fun but this one turned out to be very unexpected; as the wife dropped the baby, the husband just laughed heartily, swinging the other baby.
Dog Throwing Up
This girl was taking selfies with her dog when suddenly, the dog decided to throw up. The entire thing was caught on camera.
The Cat Overlords
Cats can be really troublesome around the household. They are always knocking things down and this one is no different. It is just deciding which piece should fall over.
The Painful Aftermath
This woman was quite excited about getting a selfie taken with a duck that she pointed towards the duck with her finger. However, the duck had other ideas and thought the finger was food. This picture was taken right before the duck closed its beak.
He Gonna Hear About It
We all love pranks around the house but there are going to be times when one person does not appreciate the pranks as much. This wife doesn’t look to be in the forgiving mood so her husband is definitely going to hear a lot of words about this prank.
Grandma Saves The Day
Quad bikes can be quite dangerous if you don’t know how to balance their power and torques. These were just kids that were probably driving the quad for the first time in their lives. They gave it too much power and it just did a wheelie.
The Exploding Water Balloon
This girl was sunbathing quietly, without causing any trouble to anyone when this guy just decided to pop a water balloon over her. This picture captures the exact moment before the two had a fight.
And Then He Puked Over The Other Guy
If you are having trouble finding the puking kid, look to the left of the top row. The kid has a mouth full of puke and we just pity the guy in the row below him.
Forgetting The Ice
This guy was in quite the hurry to get to the playground and he forgot the ice that had formed over the ground. The dad who accompanied him decided to capture the moment he slipped.
Kid Playing Baseball
This kid’s mother was capturing her son playing baseball. The picture came to be legendary in the family since it was taken right before the baseball hit the mother in the face.
College kids can often go a long time without taking a shower, which is why these concerned juniors decided to ensure that their seniors had a wash before they had their graduation picture taken.
Food Pictures For Instagram
This woman brought a DSLR to take pictures of her food for her Instagram. It seems only justified that her dessert fell. Her face shows the disaster it was for her.
And He Waded Through The Water
When it rains heavily, it gives the jerks of the world a chance to spray dirty water over others. Just look at the truck spraying the muddy water over the girls in their bikinis.
The Moment She Took Off
As a child, we have all had the fear that if we go high enough on a swing, we might fly off in the air. This girl is living evidence that our fears were rational.
And Into The Ocean He Goes
This group of friends were posing on the railings by the ocean when one of the guys decided to sit on the railing. We can see the result right before our eyes.
You can have a lot of fun with a laser pointer since cats and dogs have the curiosity of chasing after them. This guy is about to have a dog pounce at his crotch just because someone decided to point a laser at it.
Goats are known for their head butting and annoying habit of eating everything. And yet, this girl decided to have a pet goat. Let’s just agree that she got what she deserved when the goat charged at her head first when this picture was being taken.
The Bag Is About To Break?
Gone are the days when bags were sturdy enough to carry heavy things. These days, the bottom of bags break even with things like fruits and vegetables. Just be relieved that she was not carrying liquor bottles in this bag.
Twins Doing Twin Things
These are two 7-year olds who are twins and are always engaging in activities together. They do everything in unison.
The Disaster At The Concert
Now, everyone at this concert can know who threw the water on their heads and destroyed their phones. This girl shows no signs of remorse.
Celebrating 16th Birthday
These parents wanted to celebrate their kid’s 16th birthday and they had a cake and candles ready. As the kid was taking a picture, her mother tripped and destroyed the cake.
That Kid Is Not Athletic
That must have been very painful for the kid and he will surely not play baseball ever again for the fear of being hit in the nuts by the ball.
Wishing Them Happiness
This is why you get a wedding photographer who captures all the important moments: the first kiss, the first dance and the moment that the bride was sprayed with beer.
It is quite common to see alligators eat fish. However, it’s very rare to see an alligator eat an alligator gar. This picture was captured by a truly gifted wildlife photographer.
Selfie At A Baseball Game
When you are at a baseball game, you should always have your focus on the game and keep an eye out for the ball. Or else, you might be the victim of a home run ball that is coming straight for your head.
Carey Price And His Goaltending
The Montreal Canadiens have a very gifted goaltender in the form of Carey Price. He keeps a close eye on the puck and does not let it inside the goal.
The Underwater Monster
This duck is having a very bad day, especially since it’s probably the last day that it will ever have. The shark is about to devour the prey and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
Continuing The Ride
This guy wasn’t concerned about the wheel going off in a different direction than the bike. He was just content with riding the bike on only one wheel and talking on the phone.
Flying Off The Snow
This picture was captured by the girl’s brother and he got the exact moment when the sled flew off the snow and into the air.
Right Before The Jaw Broke
Our friends would cry if you threw a baseball at their head while these guys are throwing hammers at each other. Their jaws must be made out of steel!
The Broken Swing
When a swing is about to break, someone has to take the fall for it and endure the pain that comes along with falling from a broken swing.
He Should Have Planned Better
This guy is clearly an idiot. He is cutting the tree that is holding his ladder up. Chainsaws work very quickly and he may not have had time to shut it off before he fell, along with his ladder.
The Attack Of The Leopard
This guy has no idea that the leopard is attacking him from behind. The guy in the uniform seems to be getting his gun ready to shoot. The claws out of the paws are just frightening.
The Face Of Impending Pain
The volleyball players often see the balls coming right at their faces and they have fast reflexes that allow them to hit the ball back. However, this particular player seems to be having a hard time hitting the ball back and is just waiting for the pain.
The Expressions Of Fear
No one in the crowd knows how to catch a baseball and everyone seems to be shying away from the fact that the ball is flying right towards them.
She Slipped And Fell
She looks pretty good in that cheerleader skating uniform. However, it seems like the uniform did not come with the lessons to skate. She’s clearly in for a bad fall.
Caked By Steve Aoki
This is a picture from a Steve Aoki concert where he flung a cake at his fans. This girl is just about to catch the full force of the cake.
Crashing The Wedding
When you have a beach wedding, you have to watch out for wedding crashers. You might think that the crashers will come from land but you would never expect one flying in from the water.
A Beautiful Morning
This man’s wife was going outside to enjoy a beautiful morning when she was greeted by her husband who pelted a snowball at her face.
Failing To Grab The Foul Ball
Even though there are six hands in this picture trying to grab the ball, not one of them could do it and the ball ended up hitting one of the guys in the face.
Do Not Dive
This kid had been warned quite a lot of times that he should not dive into the pool. And when he didn’t listen, he was bound to get hurt. He is going to hit the floor that is just next to the pool.
A Soft Landing
This kid had a great fall and his mother sent the picture to her friends. We can safely say that the kid has a soft landing with all the hay around him.
Sliding On The Lake
This perfectly timed picture makes it look like she is just sliding over the water.
Running Isn’t Gonna Do Any Good
This man knows that running is not going to do him any good now. He is just standing there, marvelling at the magnificence of the water crashing onto the pier.
Moments Before Regret
This father is going to have all his beer fall on him and you can just tell by the way the glasses are leaning towards him.
And He Hits The Curb
This guy is going to hit the curb in a literal sense. He tripped over with his bicycle. It’s a good thing that he has a helmet on.
Brace For Impact
When you are out taking selfies with your friends in public, you have to be on the lookout for the things around you. Or else, you could have your face plastered with a ball, like these girls over here.
Regretting The Bare Head
We can see the tire breaking and the oil leaking out of the breaks. This dude is in for a huge accident and he is soon going to realize the importance of wearing a helmet and other protective gear.
Smiling Before Impact
The guy was very happy about getting his picture taken, but that smile was not going to last long because the ball was headed straight for his face. The others saw it and were laughing at his impending doom.
The Perfect Group Picture
Everyone seems to be having a great time, but that is about to be ruined when that beer hits the girl over her head and she starts to cry over her wet clothes.