The best photos usually end up being the most unexpected ones, that were shot at the perfect moment. The timing in these adorable animal photos is truly impeccable, and it makes you wonder how it’s even possible that these pictures were taken at exactly the right time.
Take a look at 40 fascinating and stunning animal photos that were perfectly timed.
Lenses can be tree branches too
Long and professional lenses definitely are a must-have for every nature photographer out there, but seemingly they’re also a great spot for birds to land on. Luckily, this photographer was accompanied by a colleague who managed to take this perfect shot.
Well, let’s face it – not every animal can be incredibly photogenic. This adorable small bear apparently didn’t want his picture taken, but the end result is a hilarious shot. Absolutely worth it!
Just casually thinking
This frog just like to contemplate about life in the most relaxed way possible. A frog resting on his own leaf with his paws on his stomach – that’s just about the most adorable thing a frog could do.
This adorable furry friend definitely seems to be enjoying his meal. Who knew that animals could look this cute while they were eating?
These four loyal pups will make sure that this adorable little girl gets to stay safe. An incredible picture of these four amazing bodyguards!
A risky picture
Hopefully, this photo was taken in a safe manner as it doesn’t seem like this croc is too keen on having visitors. A stunning shot with a beautiful underwater part.
This adorable lizard has an incredibly high coolness factor. He’s just casually jamming away on his leaf banjo while leaning on a stick. Just another normal day for this musical lizard.
Flying smileys are the best
We can’t exactly say that mother nature has a way with words, but she definitely knows how to send a message. This once-in-a-lifetime shot of three birds forming the perfect smiley together is incredible and just stunning.
It’s no secret that cats just like to snuggle everyone around – even this adorable little pig here! He seems to be a bit sleepy, but this fantastic picture that their owner took is just absolutely adorable.
Heart of nature
Many people wouldn’t associate insects with beauty, but these two friends can definitely prove them wrong. They truly came together to form a heart of nature, and the person behind the camera was lucky to capture this shot!
The cutest best friends ever
There’s just something special about unexpected animal friendships, and this cat and baby owl duo are just simply too adorable to witness.
What a happy little furball!
If you’re truly hungry, the feeling of someone handing you food must be so satisfying. Just take a look at this happy and hungry fella, for example! “Is that for me?”
Good night, little guy
How amazing must it be to have an adorable baby turtle fall asleep on your hand? This picture shows a tired turtle taking a comfy nap in the palm of a hand – how cute!
Polar high five
These two adorable polar bears seem like two great friends. One of them is about to give his buddy a high five and you can just see the mischief in their eyes. How cute!
Like a fox
What’s cuter than a single fox? The answer to that is simple: five foxes. These adorable and seemingly identical foxes decided to stack on top of each other, and this picture is just so satisfyingly cute.
Caught in mid-air
Pictures of objects and animals in mid-air almost always end up in a stunning result, and this photograph is certainly no different. Look at how majestic and beautiful this flying peacock looks!
David vs Goliath
This bird seems to have set its eyes on this calm and unsuspecting mantis. Not very appealing to witness in person, but this shot just before their hostile encounter is definitely special.
The perfect match
If you give this picture a quick look, you might mistake this white cat for a pot of flour! This basket seems to be an absolutely purrfect place for this kitten to hang out.
Some things just never change – that includes chameleons and their tricks. These two friends are just about a play a game of tag. This picture was taken at precisely the right time!
Ready for a field trip
Mommy dog is always making sure that her pup is strapped safely. As you can see, these two four-footers are ready to go on a field trip together and it’s about the cutest thing we’ve seen all day.
We can’t even begin to imagine what the chances are of taking this picture. The majestic bird aligns perfectly with the trails of the airplane flying thousands of feet above it.
Three fish with one beak
A predator that manages to capture two animals at the same time is pretty uncommon, but three animals are even more impressive. See how this bird was able to catch no less than three fish with his beak at the same time!
Shark high five
Taking a dive in waters that are being populated by sharks is one thing – but to actually get a high five from one of them as well? It doesn’t get any cooler than that.
The cutest lick ever
What happens when you put one of the largest animals on the planet together with one of the smallest? This giraffe and squirrel duo certainly is unique, and they also have unique ways of showing their affection to one another.
Always on the lookout
If there’s one thing that is absolutely sacred to squirrels, it’s eating nuts. This little guy was resting on a camera lens but when someone threw a nut towards him it immediately managed to grab his attention. Squirrels and their appetite, right?
Furry and fluffy
The resemblance between this adorable kitten and his fluffy stuffed animal is just uncanny! This cat must think that this stuffed animal is a fluffier sibling. It doesn’t get much cuter than this!
What a smile!
This walrus decided to spend some time out of the water, and apparently what he saw was definitely worth laughing about. Check out the amazing and humongous grin on his face!
A hide and seek expert
One of the benefits of being tiny is excelling at games such as hide and seek – just like this amazing animal right here. It manages to take cover and blends in well, but it wasn’t able to escape the lens of a camera. Thankfully!
Teamwork makes the dream work, right? This snowy panda desperately wanted to reach something at the top, but couldn’t get there by himself. Luckily, his buddy was more than happy to help out.
A llama with a trendy look
If you’re familiar with the British band “A Flock of Seagulls”, you can’t deny that this llama’s hairdo looks just like the one from the lead singer! We haven’t seen many llamas with special hairstyles, but this photo certainly makes us want to see more.
In some languages, there’s a funny expression that loosely translates to “Don’t buy a cat in a bag.” This kitten certainly believes blends in perfectly with the picture of a muscled man.
A bird band
These ten birds look like they’re all just one bunch of best friends. They’re casually relaxing on a treebench and enjoying the views. What are the chances of spotting ten of these beautiful furry friends at the same time?
A prayer to mother nature
Animals have faith too! Look at this incredibly adorable baby otter, for example, who’s seemingly praying. Perhaps he’s asking for a little bit more sunshine or a royal meal! In any case, this picture is “otterly” stunning.
One of the biggest hugs ever
It takes a lot of courage to hug a dangerous tiger, but if you manage to befriend one – the unconditional love you get in return is priceless. Luckily for us, this warm and heartfelt moment between a man and his new friend was captured on camera.
Resting on the nose
This beautiful butterfly was caught taking a rest on this large iguana’s face, but luckily, he doesn’t seem to mind. The contrast between these two animals couldn’t be any bigger which makes this shot even more spectacular.
A predator in action
Predator birds are relentless, insanely quick and don’t hesitate to capture their prey. This worm certainly didn’t have much of a survival chance here, as it’s just another day in the life of a predator bird.
An elephant in disguise
Who said that animals couldn’t have identity crises too? This elephant is covered in a bunch of wool, and it makes us wonder if he was dressing up for some kind of festivity. In any case, the photographer of this picture showed up just in time to snap this phenomenal sight.
Just in time
One second – that’s all this alligator needs to capture his prey and get himself a fresh meal. This fish probably didn’t expect to land directly into this dangerous animal’s sharp beak.
Just hanging out with his new friend
Apparently, this photographer blended in so well with his environment that he already became acquainted with this friendly cheetah. The animal even seems to be taking an interest in what the photographer is capturing as well!
It’s amazing how lucky these photographers must’ve been when taking these stunning pictures. Mother nature truly never ceases to surprise!