Life can be so unpredictable! Haven’t you ever experienced something that was incredible? But your friends don’t believe you. If only you had your camera handy like these people. They managed to capture perfectly timed photos seconds before something shocking happened. Some of the snaps catch a person’s emotions at the precise moment they realized something was about to happen, but it was too late to do anything about it.
You might find yourself gasping at some of these photos, or you could end up rolling on the floor, laughing. Either way, brace yourself for these eye-popping images that were timed perfectly.
#1. What could possibly go wrong when you’re out and about and taking a lovely little stroll by the pier?
How about this huge tsunami that’s about to wash everyone away like tiny ants caught in a rainstorm?
#2. This couple could have used a little more lighting, but that photobomber is going to need a paramedic.
They might get to live happily ever after. But we’re not so sure about the guy who’s falling to his doom.
#3. She almost made it up to her apartment, but then her bag broke and she left a trail of produce.
It’s one of those “oh, no” moments that made this one wish she had stayed in bed instead of shopping.
#4. Kids are all nice and cute until they get sick and start projectile vomiting like Linda Blair in “The Exorcist”.
It’s okay, son. Mommy’s been asking daddy to wash that dirty old shirt for days. Now he has no choice.
#5. This cat didn’t know its own strength, or that there was a bowl full of water on top of this filing cabinet.
Splish, splash! This cat’s taking a bath whether it wants to or not.
#6. His head might be aching from the hangover in the morning, but she’s going to be in serious pain now.
Someone should have told that lady with the huge heels that you shouldn’t do stunts at a night club.
#7. She found the perfect place to take a photo, and there was no one around who could photobomb her.
Then, this humongous iguana leaped in front of her.
#8. It looks like an incoming missile, but it’s just one seriously ticked off angry bird heading your way.
This photo was taken right before disaster struck, but hopefully, the bird and the cameraman were okay.
#9. What are the odds of a truck with a rainbow-colored logo driving past not one, but two rainbows?
Maybe it’s a sign that people need to start looking for a pot of gold at the end of these rainbows.
#10. You know you’re a totally lame albatross when a dolphin manages to fly twice as high as you are.
This is one of those “anything you can do, I can do better,” moments. But how long can they keep it up?
#11. Sitting on someone’s shoulder to watch a concert seemed like a good idea until this happened.
That flying cup of water seems to be coming from in front of her. Either way, she’s about to get splashed.
#12. As this person prepared to take a selfie, those girls braced themselves for one major rough landing.
If social services get called in to investigate, this picture will prove that dad did his best to save his girls.
#13. Perfect timing isn’t quite so perfect when you realize that you’ve totally ruined someone’s photo.
She’s looking at the camera and grinning as if that look of regret could make up for what she did.
#14. For years, this dog has been bugging the cat community in this area, but this kitty has had enough.
Maybe the stripes made the kitty think it was some kind of tiger, but the dog looks pawsitively stunned.
#15. When there aren’t enough polls to perch on, some birds will try other techniques, like sharing.
Actually, they’re trying to start a family, and they don’t appreciate the guy with the camera taking snaps.
#16. Either that piece of banana snapped off, or this kid’s parents need to enroll him in Hogwarts fast.
He doesn’t seem to realize what’s happening, but wait until he notices that half of his banana is missing.
#17. The old man in the middle jumped, and his poor dog was afraid that he might float away, so he did this.
Oddly enough, he ended up having the same expression his wife had after he realized what his dog did.
#18. This cat was just trying to impress his owner with his Olympic acrobatic moves, and then he messed up.
The scratching post he was standing on tilted and his food went flying. “Why me?” asked the cat.
#19. This was taken moments before the little girl ended up catching this flying milk shake in midair.
If she manages to catch that cup without spilling any of the shake, then she’s got a future in baseball.
#20. This guy learned that he should have brought a tennis ball with him to distract stray dogs along the way.
If he had a ball, then this dog would have bit on that instead of munching on his calf while cycling.
#21. If frog leaping was an Olympic category then this frog would have nailed this jump over someone’s head.
The frog looks like a fish gliding on water. That’s a solid dismount right there. We give it a 10 out of 10.
#22. This picture-perfect moment captured the precise instance when this dog ran too fast and ate dirt.
Whatever this dog was chasing, he’ll take things slower next time to avoid doing somersaults on the ground.
#23. This fisherman’s patience and efforts finally paid off, but it was the fish he caught who got the last laugh.
Poor guy was seconds away from getting fish slapped when this photo was snapped. It must have hurt too.
#24. The only thing more dangerous than trying to catch a shooting star is trying to catch a bunch of bubbles.
This little girl is about to learn the hard way that chasing after bubbles isn’t as much fun as it seems to be.
Taken before they surfed a wave
Taken before she repented going to that concert
Taken in the exact moment he realized that staying at home would have been a better idea
Taken before he realized his brother is a donkey
Taken before she got wet
Taken before she realized that jumping off a swing is not that great idea
Taken before hammer time
Taken before the goat had its revenge
Taken before he became popular on Facebook
Taken before she realized she was going to fall
Taken before the vet
Taken before she had to buy new glasses
Taken before a fierce snowball war
Taken before the best moment of his life
Taken before they broke up
Taken before she smelled the smoke
Taken before she thought “oops”
Taken before they decided to pick the car next time
Taken before he suddenly stopped smiling
Taken before they stopped being friends
Taken before a not-so-sweet sixteen
Taken before realizing it wasn’t a good idea taking the hands off the bike
Taken before mom got angry
Taken before he had to sit on a donut for all the next year
Taken before he had facial surgery
Taken before he realized how it hurts