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
Community Member
2 years ago

Notice the stethoscope is not even on his ears.

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XtremeRPh Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

Am I a bad person because laughed at this?

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MikeSidel Report

Liv
Community Member
2 years ago

Ahahahah!

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#4

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DrJenGunter Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

is that before or after he's stuck it in?

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skepticpedi Report

Reggie Kraken
Community Member
2 years ago

haha this is the best.

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tauntz Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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James_W_C Report

Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

Man: Is that purple? Woman: It's burgundy

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#9

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firefoxx66 Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#10

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Trouty_Trout Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

i thought he was a tree doctor...

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JuliusGoat Report

athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

what is it supposed to represent?

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#12

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ShannaGermain Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

where is that paper coming out of?

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#13

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JimMFelton Report

Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds easy. Sign me up

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#14

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Samanticka Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Even more: slytherins with firearms!

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DrSCubed Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

This one made me laugh too much! :D

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#16

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carlson_natasha Report

Sally Appleton
Community Member
2 years ago

He's clearly just reached the end of an impossibly long journey to find the last potted plant in the incredibly toxic wasteland.

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#17

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LizTunbridge Report

David Lyon
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#18

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Duke_of_neural Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

That Romulan ale.

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#19

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leofromtherock Report

Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

"And this, dear students is how you will apply what you learned today in real life."

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_JohnnyJones Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

And off came his jaw...

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#21

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Botanygeek Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

Don’t they wear those suits to avoid bringing in pollen? If you want pure varieties. Just an idea.

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Andrew_AL98 Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Patient: "Wheeee! This morphine is cooool!"

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#23

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Nicole_Paulk Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

just as well he has those goggles on

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#24

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craftmike Report

Kristy Neame
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm crying!

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#25

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tara818 Report

Rory August
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is this not #1.

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#26

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bmarcus128 Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

fun fact: the brain named itself

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engineerchick85 Report

MEB
Community Member
2 years ago

Attagirl!

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#28

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c00kiekobold Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like she knows how to handle a big tool

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#29

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AnnemariebArt Report

Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

mmmh... paint brush...

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#30

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the_only_RN Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

is she calling Aquaman?

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blendertom Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

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You seem to have missed the point that a photographer took this photo... of a model. Therefore, all is in order.

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Sim0nRedfern Report

Usernameofgag
Community Member
2 years ago

Where I bury my bone last time?

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#33

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MicrobiomDigest Report

alwright
Community Member
2 years ago

*gulp* *collapse on floor*

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#34

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astefanowitsch Report

Liv
Community Member
2 years ago

Hilarious!

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#35

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fluorescent0 Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#36

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ChristaTrex Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years 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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#37

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DrCarnivorous Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

It crosses the lady’s mind she might actually be sitting with The Messiah.

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#38

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kasson_wvu Report

David Lyon
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#40

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_njd_ Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

the remake of clockwork orange didn't really have the same impact

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VernonSys Report

mbergen
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe they are playing chicken $hit bingo?

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#42

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luketharrington Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this comment.

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#43

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Creatrix5 Report

James Butterworth
Community Member
2 years 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

Liv
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn!

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#45

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mariekeriethof Report

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

It's only half the World! I'm traumatized

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#46

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ncdominie Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

Let’s hope students can read complex maths backwards!

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nuclearkatie Report

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

where's the off button?

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#48

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ladyjulbug Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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nuclearkatie Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

These atoms are much bigger than when I was young.

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#50

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Samanthosaurus Report

Bonnie Blue Bird
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummm yum, breakfast of champions

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#51

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concernecus Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

"He's dead, Jim!"

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scarynetworkguy Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Tarquin does when Cuthbert brings him his skinniccino.

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#53

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SheepishSophie Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Surely that would be a farmeress...

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#54

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GEO_Schultze Report

alwright
Community Member
2 years ago

Ahh I always wondered what REALLY went on at the Weather Channel

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#55

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LorijnSZ Report

Usernameofgag
Community Member
2 years ago

It is like genie in transparent bottle.

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#56

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AKM0711 Report

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
2 years ago

And gilded scales. For cocaine, presumably :D.

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darnea1232 Report

All With Heart
Community Member
2 years ago

I am reading this is class. During this whole period, my teacher has crossed her arms three times.

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#58

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waiterich Report

Talia Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#59

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orvphotos Report

S Herdman
Community Member
2 years ago

while blinding my subject...

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#60

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mcnees Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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elleryfrahm Report

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't do it!

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#62

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DeermanHunter Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Trump reasoning.

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#63

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jennir Report

Sophia Bennani
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a bunch of art directors reviewing applications

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paulcoxon Report

Caps Locke
Community Member
2 years ago

Science egg

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#65

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SWoolzie Report

LOttawa
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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myelfeyessee Report

Rosa Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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mallory_barnes Report

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg that IS a pictionary timer!!!

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ClarissaBoschi Report

Spinaap
Community Member
2 years ago

this would make sence in a chemist lab, reading these results in the lab however doesn't make sence for bioinformatician ...

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