There's something about stock photos that make them instantly recognizable as a genre, a weird, posey cheesiness that unifies them all. When you see a stock photo, you just know that it's a stock photo.

Trying to represent so many different topics, ideas, concepts, and scenarios into single photographs make the job difficult for photographers and actors, and how they fail is a source of absolute comedy gold. The hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob, originally started by scientists, has been going around and it is a perfect collection of the times when stock photographers clearly had no idea what they were doing. The fails, along with the inherent cheesiness of the weird stock photos and the indignation of those whose jobs are woefully misrepresented, combine for a perfect storm of funny photos!

Scroll down below to check out a list of Bored Panda's favorite funny stock photos!

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johnthevet Report

Gabriel Proulx-Jalbert 8 months ago

Notice the stethoscope is not even on his ears.

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XtremeRPh Report

C 8 months ago

This actually looks like an exhausted pharmacist after people have been showing him their rashes all day.

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MikeSidel Report

Pepper 8 months ago

i wish i could sometimes

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DrJenGunter Report

birdhouse 8 months ago

What the hell is this?

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skepticpedi Report

Reggie Kraken 8 months ago

haha this is the best.

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tauntz Report

Hans 8 months ago

Moreover, you obviously use a font size of 22pt or more when coding. This must lead to solid code!

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medievalismish Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

you've rented it for the day, why not get your money's worth

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James_W_C Report

C 8 months ago

This looks like every CSI episode ever

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firefoxx66 Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

that's what all the funding goes on, making teeny tiny tweezers

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Trouty_Trout Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

i thought he was a tree doctor...

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JuliusGoat Report

athornedrose 8 months ago

what is it supposed to represent?

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ShannaGermain Report

glowworm2 8 months ago

Take a letter, Maria. Address it to my wife.

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JimMFelton Report

Fire Bird 8 months ago

Safety glasses on just in case a rogue meteorite hits him in the eye. Safety first.

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Samanticka Report

Hans 8 months ago

Even more: slytherins with firearms!

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DrSCubed Report

Magpie 8 months ago

This one made me laugh too much! :D

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carlson_natasha Report

Cactuar Jon 8 months ago

#chillinatthebeachwithmypetpottedplant #thatsjusthowiroll

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LizTunbridge Report

David Lyon 8 months ago

How does this guy eat an ice cream? Helix it!

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Duke_of_neural Report

Kjorn 8 months ago

from everything i learn in Tampax commercial is that blue liquid is nothing seductive

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leofromtherock Report

Pan Da 8 months ago

Well having recently left academia for this very reason ... I'd say it's pretty accurate

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_JohnnyJones Report

Tiny Dynamine 8 months ago

And off came his jaw...

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Botanygeek Report

noitall man 8 months ago

JImmy forgot the damn gloves! Oh well, just take the pic and let's move on.

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Andrew_AL98 Report

Jan Feline 8 months ago

This one made me laugh.

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Nicole_Paulk Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

He’s sciencing. Stop poking fun.

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#24

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craftmike Report

Kristy Neame 8 months ago

I'm crying!

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tara818 Report

devi L. 8 months ago

God damn it Jessica!

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bmarcus128 Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

fun fact: the brain named itself

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engineerchick85 Report

C 8 months ago

Her pen looks like Cruella's cigarette

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c00kiekobold Report

Chris Pitch 8 months ago

Let us go through the drill one more time

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AnnemariebArt Report

Giorgio Prodoti 8 months ago

mmmh... paint brush...

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the_only_RN Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

is she calling Aquaman?

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blendertom Report

Christine Blackburne-Kowal 8 months ago

I typically point all of my lights at my ass, I can't have the model looking better than me.

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Sim0nRedfern Report

Usernameofgag 8 months ago

Where I bury my bone last time?

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MicrobiomDigest Report

Fred Burrows 8 months ago

Wonder Twin powers , Activate.

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astefanowitsch Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

Well somebody has to do it I guess.

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fluorescent0 Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

i don't know what it is, but I wanna do it as a career...

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ChristaTrex Report

Magpie 8 months ago

Is it just me that has an overwhelming urge to put gloves on that mouse ? Is that caused purely by the sight of blue liquid ?

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DrCarnivorous Report

Tiny Dynamine 8 months ago

He's obviously poked his eye out too many times with the microscope.

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kasson_wvu Report

David Lyon 8 months ago

Hope that isn't a Mandrake. "The cry of the Mandrake is fatal to anyone who hears it." —Hermione Granger

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doegox Report

Monilip 8 months ago

This is too painful to watch. I almost smell burnings...

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_njd_ Report

SykesDaMan 8 months ago

I broke my glasses so...

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VernonSys Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

The transmogrification experiment actually worked, much to everyone’s surprise. Now they had to get their professor back as he is now clearly a chicken.

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luketharrington Report

Kjorn 8 months ago

damn. i have to put back all those letters on the page again!

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Creatrix5 Report

James Butterworth 8 months ago

And the trackpad is MUCH easier than a mouse or pen tablet, clearly! Also, coloured tape and 4 scissors because.

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UrsulaV Report

alwright 8 months ago

Aw Waldo finally has a family! Good for him.

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mariekeriethof Report

Jennifer Powell 8 months ago

And forgetting to include NEW ZEALAND.

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ncdominie Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

Let’s hope students can read complex maths backwards!

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nuclearkatie Report

BusLady 8 months ago

And don't forget your cell phone. You might get a call

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ladyjulbug Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

my homework?! the dog ate it? no? oh... well I swam in it??

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nuclearkatie Report

Tiny Dynamine 8 months ago

These atoms are much bigger than when I was young.

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Samanthosaurus Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

When hypnotists play a prank on you and you don’t find out until a few days later when you’re eating bowls of dirt.

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concernecus Report

ADHORTATOR 8 months ago

"He's dead, Jim!"

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scarynetworkguy Report

Carmen McLellan 8 months ago

Just heard the Windows joke again.

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SheepishSophie Report

Tiny Dynamine 8 months ago

Surely that would be a farmeress...

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GEO_Schultze Report

Jaded Queen 8 months ago

Just unleash hell on the innocent non suspecting families. Muahahaha!😈

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LorijnSZ Report

Sally Appleton 8 months ago

*David Attenborough voice* Much like the hermit crab, that baby will soon outgrow its tube and begin looking for a new place to stay.

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AKM0711 Report

Vaida Kuodytė 8 months ago

And gilded scales. For cocaine, presumably :D.

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darnea1232 Report

C 8 months ago

"Armed teachers" HAH

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#58

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waiterich Report

Talia Johnson 8 months ago

Might help with thinking faster...just sayin...

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orvphotos Report

S Herdman 8 months ago

while blinding my subject...

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mcnees Report

stellermatt 8 months ago

wait, so you DON'T do it like this?!

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elleryfrahm Report

Fred Burrows 8 months ago

Jurassic park is contemplating adding Neanderthals .

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DeermanHunter Report

Robert Morson 8 months ago

What job is this meant to be?

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jennir Report

C 8 months ago

Spoiler alert, someone's personal pics got leaked.

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paulcoxon Report

Alexandru Bucur 8 months ago

And that's not even a random model - that's British physicist Brian Cox...

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SWoolzie Report

LOttawa 8 months ago

Don't forget the "seductive" look...

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myelfeyessee Report

Rosa Rose 8 months ago

Wahahaha that first guy looks like he is a hoot to work with

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mallory_barnes Report

Nikki D 8 months ago

Omg that IS a pictionary timer!!!

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ClarissaBoschi Report

Joseph Brzezinski 8 months ago

That's a really nice Rotring mechanical pencil...

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RainBlackKat Report

BusLady 8 months ago

What happens to your brain when you die

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BIObus_Canada Report

Tiny Dynamine 8 months ago

After hours of research, Beryl had identified where the crops were.

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phytoplanktonic Report

Jessica Gunn 8 months ago

Surely this didn't come up for marine biologist...it might be the most ridiculous one! Lol, underwater clubbing, with fish microphone!

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cataniac Report

Flisey 8 months ago

Duh, no gloves = girls germs

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wisteria_tea Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

When you lie on your resume about speaking 50 languages.

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bobskool Report

Lou Wow 8 months ago

Too photogenic to need a microscope.

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dhsimmons1 Report

Magpie 8 months ago

As a nurse the sight of glove in mouth is HORRIFYING .

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LUMCONscience Report

Connie Martin 8 months ago

This jar of air seems to be empty.

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AllthingsIC Report

Carlo Rossi 8 months ago

not even with your 30 foot tall client?

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rebeccahedron Report

ChiSoul10 8 months ago

Or you could be part machine, hence science communication. Your bilingual! Too bad that you have to connect you throat wires with other types if science, like in Avatar...

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DGlaucomflecken Report