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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johnthevet Report

Gabriel Proulx-Jalbert 1 year ago

Notice the stethoscope is not even on his ears.

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XtremeRPh Report

C 1 year 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 1 year ago

i wish i could sometimes

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DrJenGunter Report

birdhouse 1 year ago

What the hell is this?

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skepticpedi Report

Reggie Kraken 1 year ago

haha this is the best.

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tauntz Report

Hans 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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James_W_C Report

C 1 year ago

This looks like every CSI episode ever

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firefoxx66 Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

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

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Trouty_Trout Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

i thought he was a tree doctor...

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JuliusGoat Report

athornedrose 1 year ago

what is it supposed to represent?

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ShannaGermain Report

glowworm2 1 year ago

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

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JimMFelton Report

Fire Bird 1 year ago

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

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Samanticka Report

Hans 1 year ago

Even more: slytherins with firearms!

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DrSCubed Report

Magpie 1 year ago

This one made me laugh too much! :D

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carlson_natasha Report

Cactuar Jon 1 year ago

#chillinatthebeachwithmypetpottedplant #thatsjusthowiroll

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LizTunbridge Report

David Lyon 1 year ago

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

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Duke_of_neural Report

Kjorn 1 year ago

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

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leofromtherock Report

Pan Da 1 year 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 1 year ago

And off came his jaw...

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Botanygeek Report

noitall man 1 year 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 1 year ago

This one made me laugh.

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Nicole_Paulk Report

Lou Wow 1 year ago

He’s sciencing. Stop poking fun.

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craftmike Report

Kristy Neame 1 year ago

I'm crying!

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tara818 Report

devi L. 1 year ago

God damn it Jessica!

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bmarcus128 Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

fun fact: the brain named itself

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engineerchick85 Report

C 1 year ago

Her pen looks like Cruella's cigarette

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c00kiekobold Report

Chris Pitch 1 year ago

Let us go through the drill one more time

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AnnemariebArt Report

Giorgio Prodoti 1 year ago

mmmh... paint brush...

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the_only_RN Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

is she calling Aquaman?

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blendertom Report

Christine Blackburne-Kowal 1 year 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 1 year ago

Where I bury my bone last time?

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MicrobiomDigest Report

Fred Burrows 1 year ago

Wonder Twin powers , Activate.

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astefanowitsch Report

Lou Wow 1 year ago

Well somebody has to do it I guess.

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fluorescent0 Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

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

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ChristaTrex Report

Magpie 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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kasson_wvu Report

David Lyon 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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_njd_ Report

SykesDaMan 1 year ago

I broke my glasses so...

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VernonSys Report

Lou Wow 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Creatrix5 Report

James Butterworth 1 year 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 1 year ago

Aw Waldo finally has a family! Good for him.

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mariekeriethof Report

Jennifer Powell 1 year ago

And forgetting to include NEW ZEALAND.

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ncdominie Report

Lou Wow 1 year ago

Let’s hope students can read complex maths backwards!

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nuclearkatie Report

BusLady 1 year ago

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

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ladyjulbug Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

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

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nuclearkatie Report

Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

These atoms are much bigger than when I was young.

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Samanthosaurus Report

Lou Wow 1 year 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 1 year ago

"He's dead, Jim!"

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scarynetworkguy Report

Carmen McLellan 1 year ago

Just heard the Windows joke again.

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SheepishSophie Report

Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

Surely that would be a farmeress...

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GEO_Schultze Report

Jaded Queen 1 year ago

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

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LorijnSZ Report

Sally Appleton 1 year 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 1 year ago

And gilded scales. For cocaine, presumably :D.

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darnea1232 Report

C 1 year ago

"Armed teachers" HAH

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waiterich Report

Talia Johnson 1 year ago

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

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orvphotos Report

S Herdman 1 year ago

while blinding my subject...

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mcnees Report

stellermatt 1 year ago

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

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elleryfrahm Report

Fred Burrows 1 year ago

Jurassic park is contemplating adding Neanderthals .

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DeermanHunter Report

Robert Morson 1 year ago

What job is this meant to be?

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jennir Report

C 1 year ago

Spoiler alert, someone's personal pics got leaked.

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paulcoxon Report

Alexandru Bucur 1 year ago

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

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SWoolzie Report

LOttawa 1 year ago

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

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myelfeyessee Report

Rosa Rose 1 year ago

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

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mallory_barnes Report

Nikki D 1 year ago

Omg that IS a pictionary timer!!!

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ClarissaBoschi Report

Joseph Brzezinski 1 year ago

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

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RainBlackKat Report

BusLady 1 year ago

What happens to your brain when you die

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BIObus_Canada Report

Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

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

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phytoplanktonic Report

Jessica Gunn 1 year 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 1 year ago

Duh, no gloves = girls germs

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wisteria_tea Report

Lou Wow 1 year ago

When you lie on your resume about speaking 50 languages.

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bobskool Report

Lou Wow 1 year ago

Too photogenic to need a microscope.

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dhsimmons1 Report

Magpie 1 year ago

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

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