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50 Perfectly Timed Animal Photos

Animal photography requires a great deal of time, patience, and some say luck…and this is where the debate starts. What part does luck play in photography?

We rounded up 50 examples of perfectly timed animal photos which seem like pure luck. Most of these shots are so incredible that if you blinked you would have missed it! But as a popular saying goes:

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

What about you? What part does luck play in your photography?

P.S: we’ve tried our best to credit each and every photographer, but just couldn’t track some of them. Please leave a comment if you know the missing authors.

Photo by Eigil Rasmussen

Photo by: Ric Seet

Photo by Rick Ehrenberg

Photo by Geoffrey Baker

Photo by Peter Winnan

Photo by Conrad Tan

Photo by mehmet karaca

Photo by Ron Bielefeld

Photo by Peter Dam

Photo by Chris Fallows

Photo by John&Fish

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Image author: unknown

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Photo by Ian Rentoul

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Photo by Peter Dam

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Photo by Darin Crofton

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  • Pat Deagan via Facebook

    J’aime la “bear surprise” et la lichette de giraffe, particulierement :)

  • http://wrightcreativity.com/ Kirsten Wright

    the second photo – the bears – looks like it could be a Thomas Mangelson

  • http://www.facebook.com/thy.name.is.rakesh Rakesh Gupta

    Superb..just super duper awesome… love them all :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Kaa/100000326515826 Tim Kaa via Facebook

    wow gorgeous. did one of these win any award?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Ross/100002790614336 Kevin Ross via Facebook

    Maybe this is me being cynical, but that eagle I’m pretty sure was shop’ed into the photo with the jet trails. The pixellation and coloring isn’t natural. Everything else – amazing.

  • Anonymous

    These are amazing, beautiful (and some funny) photos.
    In the picture of the fish and the falcon, the face on fish is absolutely hilarious oOo

  • Neilanjulie

    wonderful pictures! such great talent and a joy to see! Thank you!!!!

  • vivoutlaw

    Some of them very astonishing ones…….. Really worth watching this pics….Thanks :)

  • Nicole_the_Awesome

    Lol… these are too gunny and cute! And amazing too! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Veikko-Turunen/100000661771666 Veikko Turunen

    30 on ihana

  • Elva Sands

    Breathtaking photography. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533152256 Marle Van Rensburg

    Love it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533152256 Marle Van Rensburg

    Love it!

  • Myemail

    cat and the mouse is fake (Photoshop)

  • http://www.photoblog.ie/ patrick dinneen

    stunning, excellent

  • GardenGnomes

    same her, im just like “caterpillar… wow… fascinating (sarcasm)’ then I saw your comment and looked back up and was like “ooohhh” haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/zeroshuttercount Ethan Lim

    The image of Pink-necked green pigeon with 2 chicks under her wings, was taken by Mr. Ric Seet. Kindly credit him accordingly. This image has been leeched from his Flickr site and was going around the internet without his acknowledgement and credits to him.

    To verify, please go to 
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricseet/5548571649/in/set-72157605531620832

    or contact him directly atricseet@singnet.com.sg
    http://www.facebook.com/ric.seet

  • Feli1089

    Muy buenas fotografías, felicitaciones

  • Peeker Boo

    Stunning pictures!

  • Javed

    very nice pix,s.

  • Mriddulgame

    Vary Nice photos

  • Cari Parker

    The three foxes looks to ME like a progression image – same fox in different stages of yawning… with the first image being the one on the far right, ending in the one of the far left. The toes on his right front foot give that away… just as the difference in the amount of teeth showing in each photo shows the progression. At least, that’s MY take on it. Still, I enjoyed looked at all of the photos. Thanks to whomever put this collection together. :)

  • starlight

    Wow these photos are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mohammed mahmmod

    who many spends time to take these amazing photo >

  • ravi

    super, really fantastic photos

  • Paulo André

    I think it´s amazing