There's something about stock photos that make them instantly recognizable as a genre, a weird, posey cheesiness often unified by hilariously bad photo editing. 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 with their weird photos. The fails, along with the funny photoshop, 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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XtremeRPh Report

Randy Inbred
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'so you seriously want a suppository THIS big???'

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tauntz Report

Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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James_W_C Report

Cactuar Jon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a story to this photo. This woman has clearly found a lipstick mark on her husbands white shirt collar. She is investigating the colour of the lipstick (in agreement by the man there, that's def plum cherry) before she goes off to investigate the companies using such colour, to find the store it was bought in, to find the women that shop there and BAM! She'd caught the woman her husband is cheating on her with. She's not really a scientist/researcher of any kind, she's just an accountant at Costa Coffee.

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firefoxx66 Report

stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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ShannaGermain Report

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JimMFelton Report

Fire Bird
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Samanticka Report

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DrSCubed Report

Magpie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one made me laugh too much! :D

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carlson_natasha Report

Cactuar Jon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

#chillinatthebeachwithmypetpottedplant #thatsjusthowiroll

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LizTunbridge Report

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Duke_of_neural Report

Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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leofromtherock Report

Pan Da
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Botanygeek Report

noitall man
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Nicole_Paulk Report

Lou Wow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He’s sciencing. Stop poking fun.

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engineerchick85 Report

Monique Moen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn’t know that there are stock photos for mansplaining.

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blendertom Report

Christine Blackburne-Kowal
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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astefanowitsch Report

Lou Wow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well somebody has to do it I guess.

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fluorescent0 Report

stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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ChristaTrex Report

Magpie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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kasson_wvu Report

David Lyon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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VernonSys Report

Lou Wow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Creatrix5 Report

James Butterworth
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw Waldo finally has a family! Good for him.

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ncdominie Report

Lou Wow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let’s hope students can read complex maths backwards!

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nuclearkatie Report

BusLady
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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ladyjulbug Report

stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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nuclearkatie Report

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Samanthosaurus Report

Lou Wow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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GEO_Schultze Report

Jaded Queen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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LorijnSZ Report

Sally Appleton
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And gilded scales. For cocaine, presumably :D.

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darnea1232 Report