If you’re looking for perfectly timed animal photos, then all you have to do is head over to the internet. Sites like Reddit are full of the most hilarious photos that you can’t help but do a double-take at. Before you know it, the hours have flown by and you’re wondering how you managed to spend so much time staring at your computer screen.
We’re honestly not sure what people did for entertainment before the internet was around. Imagine all those missed photo opportunities! To save you some time, we’ve collected up the 40 best perfectly timed photos for you to have a chuckle over.
1. The bearded lady
At first glance, it looks as if this girl is sporting an impressive goatee- but it’s only when you take a second look that you realize that it’s actually a dog! We can’t help wondering how the girl managed to get her dog to stay in that exact position since it’s virtually impossible to keep our dog still for a photo. Maybe it was all in the timing…
A puppy giving a fish a kiss is the kind of random content that earns instant internet points. While this moment may look tender, we can’t help worrying about the fish’s fate once the picture had been taken. Is this dog eyeing up the fish as a tasty treat?
This dog looks as if he’s in training to be the next volleyball champion. Judging by this picture, he can play better than us! Now all he needs is a team of other volleyball dogs to compete with.
4. “I spread my wings…”
The bird may be directly in front of the dog, but the photo makes it seem as if the dog is the bird. He looks like he’s about to take off! The idea of flying dogs is hilarious, but also pretty terrifying.
5. Catching tonight’s dinner
This was the first photo that full-on confused us for about thirty seconds. It took some time to work out that the dog’s ear was in fact the girl’s head, and that it wasn’t him holding the fishing line with a strangely human-like paw.
6. “Open wide…”
Not going to lie, we’ve stuck our hand in our dog’s mouth far more times than we’d have wanted to (is anyone else’s dog determined to eat everything that has the potential to kill them?) but looking at the depth of this woman’s arm, we’re quite relieved that this picture is a trick of the eye. He just so happened to yawn at the perfect time!
7. Why does it go so well?
They say that humans often choose dogs that have similar traits to them, and this picture is a perfect example of that! This man and his dog have pretty much the exact same share of hair/beard/fur, leading to confusing photos such as this one. Like father, like dog.
8. He’s about to take off
Here’s another photo that gives the impression of a flying dog- though this time, instead of a bird’s winds being the source of confusion, it’s the dog’s ears that make it look as if he has wings! We’re getting more helicopter vibes from the snap, so we’re going to assume that the dog was in the middle of a particularly fast head shake.
9. Dog or cow?
This dog couldn’t have been a more perfect size for the cow’s face on the sign, making for a hilarious photo when he stuck his head behind. We wonder how quick the person had to be to get this snap?
Flying dogs seem to be a recurring theme on this slideshow- not that we’re complaining. This flying pup seems to be using his huge ears to gain some momentum. His close proximity to the camera also makes it seem as if his owner is tiny in comparison!
11. That timing…
This poor dog is just trying to mark his territory, and he doesn’t understand what’s so funny. He’s just peeing on a sign, right? What an aim!
12. It fits so well
Why does this dog’s head actually look as if it belongs on his owner’s body? It’s like what we said before- owners really do choose the dogs that look like them! Though we reckon a dog’s head on a human body would be pretty terrifying.
13. A dog sniffing a chalk dog’s butt
Umm… Someone needs to tell this dog that the chalk drawing on the wall isn’t actually real! We know dogs have an obsession with sniffing other dog’s butts, but this pooch is taking things a step too far. We wonder how long it took for him to realize that the dog drawing wasn’t real?
14. Slow dancing
“One-step, two-step… Ouch, that was my foot, Bailey!” These two dogs look like they’re practicing for the next series of “Dancing With The Stars.” Somehow, we think they’ve still got a lot more work to do.
15. Fire breathing dog
We have to admit, this photo is just cool. Imagine being a kid and pretending to your friends that your dog can breathe fire? Then if anyone tries to argue against you, you can simply whip out this photo.
16. The intense focus
Everyone knows the intense look that dogs get on their face when a treat is flying towards them. It’s like they think that if they don’t catch it in their mouth, the floor will swallow it up. “Must catch the treat… must catch the treat.”
17. Doing what he does best
This dog is proving that the portrait behind him well and truly caught him in his most natural state. What an absolute mood.
18. Who knew dogs could jump this high?
Imagine looking through the front door and seeing this! From the outside, it would seem as if the dog was around a human’s height. Creepy.
19. Don’t get too close!
While the woman might have been aiming for a cute selfie, her dog had other ideas. It looks as if he’s about to take a chomp straight out of her head! We’re hoping it was just a yawn…
20. This dog getting into the spirit
Not only are these some of the greatest Halloween costumes we’ve ever seen, but we can’t get over how much the dog is clearly enjoying being a part of things. Outfit? Check. Wig? Check. Tongue out? Check.
21. “Look at me!”
The level of chaotic energy in the picture is almost exhausting just to look at. What on earth was going on a few moments before this picture was taken? Are they taking part in some kind of jumping competition?
22. Dancing doggo
This dog may be jumping, but the timing of the picture makes it look as if he’s groovin’ along to his own beat. Wasn’t there a dance routine that went a bit like this? Someone let us know!
23. What a mood
This dog’s expression mimics exactly how we feel when our alarm goes off on a Monday morning. How many coffees is too many coffees?
There’s nothing more terrifying than taking a trip- especially when you find yourself face-planting the floor! This dog seems to be okay, though we reckon his ego has taken a good bruising! Luckily, this perfectly timed photo has since gone up on the internet for everyone to laugh at. Poor doggo.
25. 3 way kiss
Dogs have to be involved in everything, and sometimes they don’t quite know where to draw the line. Sharing cuddles with our dog and partner, we can happily deal with- but we draw the line at kisses! We can’t help but cringe.
26. Ballet pup
This dog took us back to our ballet days, where everyone would line up and hold onto the bar for balance as they did their stretches and poses. In reality, he’s on his way into the water! We’d love to see an after pic.
27. Talented pup
Dogs can be trained to do pretty extraordinary things, and we love that someone managed to perfectly capture this shot of a talented pup taking part in an agility course. Just look at how he’s tucked all his legs in to get through the hoops more easily. It’s so precious!
28. “I will defeat this evil monster!”
We’ve seen videos of dogs going crazy around hairdryers, but never before have we seen a picture. And boy does this shot capture the manic energy perfectly. Look at those crazy eyes!
Either this dog is leaping towards his toy, or he’s leaping away. Maybe he’s got an irrational fear of tiny toy mice? We don’t blame him, to be honest.
30. “Away I go.”
This pup is completely lost in the artwork, and since he’s lying down, it looks as if the bird has fully got him in its clutches! Whether someone put this dog in the perfect spot or not, it’s still admittedly a pretty cool picture.
31. Wait a minute…
If a dog was to breed with a giraffe, the final outcome would look something like this. It took us way too long to realize that this picture was in fact of two dogs, and not just one dog with an extra-long neck.
32. Walking on Water
Here is all the proof we need that dogs can walk on water. Well, we sure as heck hope he can since that water looks more than a little grimy! Keep going, buddy.
33. “My dad took this picture at the exact moment my mom got chomped by an ostrich.”
The mom was hoping for a nice photo, but the ostrich had other ideas. The food in her cup looks especially tasty, and he’s not best impressed that he can’t reach into it. “Quit messing around, lady, and give me my food!”
34. “A pigeon today photobombed my picture with perfect timing for a perfect framing.”
There are three different types of birds in this picture, but it’s safe to say that the pigeon completely stole the show. The thing about pigeons is that they have to get involved in everything. Some might even say that they’re attention seekers.
35. “Just a moment before this duck flew against my window at full speed -no ducks were harmed.”
Whenever we see a duck fly, we can’t help thinking how totally uncoordinated it looks- so we’re not surprised that this poor guy ended up zooming straight into a window. 10/10 for the photo timing!
36. “Shared my drink on family group to unexpectedly recreate the cup’s picture.”
This snap wins the ‘perfectly timed pictures’ hands down, simply because this person had no intention of snapping such a shot. What a lucky coincidence! The picture is even more beautiful than the one on the glass.
37. “Many years ago now, my dog doing his best to catch a frisbee.”
Nothing can stand in the way of a dog and his frisbee- not even a great big tree. While this picture may be hilarious, we can’t help feeling sorry for the poor boy!
38. “Dragonfly landing on the nose of a water snake.”
We can’t help thinking that this dragonfly is chancing his luck by sitting literally right on the nose of the water snake. It’s one of those situations where we’d rather not know what happened after the picture was taken.
39. Two birds
Have you ever wondered how plans can fly through the sky without hitting birds? Well, while we don’t have the answers for you, we can at least assure you that this picture is purely down to angles. Luckily, there aren’t any birds as big as the whole wing of a plane.
40. “A pilot with a snack.”
The smaller bird has decided to hitch a ride with the bigger one- though by doing so, he’s putting himself at risk of being his driver’s next dinner! Ah well, if it gets him to his destination faster…