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
3 years ago

Notice the stethoscope is not even on his ears.

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XtremeRPh Report

Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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MikeSidel Report

Pepper
Community Member
3 years ago

i wish i could sometimes

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DrJenGunter Report

birdhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

What the hell is this?

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skepticpedi Report

Reggie Kraken
Community Member
3 years ago

haha this is the best.

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tauntz Report

Hans
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

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

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James_W_C Report

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
3 years ago

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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Trouty_Trout Report

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

i thought he was a tree doctor...

The Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Tree surgeons have way more muscles - I know this as I'm getting quotes for tree work right now AND, disappointingly, they haven't worn a stethoscope or a white coat. Mind you, I think if men in white coats come to my door it will be for a far more sinister reason.

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SnowyLynx
Community Member
3 years ago

Hello Mr. bark, I’m here for your 20-year check-up.

My O My
Community Member
3 years ago

The lab coat is necessary! How do the trees otherwise know that you're a profensional?

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

that tree is dead. i don't hear a pulse!

Leisa Hennessy
Community Member
3 years ago

At least his stethoscope is in his ears ....

Alvin J Frazier
Community Member
3 years ago

there is sooo much wrong with this photo (lab coat, wrong type of stethoscope, etc.) - but, what is he doing with his left hand? a little "pocket pool"?

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha my favourite part of your comment: "wrong type of stethoscope"!

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Denis
Community Member
3 years ago

Just make sure, the tree receives the appropriate treetment

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
3 years ago

Leave him alone.

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
3 years ago

Be nice - the tree is recovering from a heartwood attack.

SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 years ago

"Yep! That is definitely a tree!"

Linda Christian
Community Member
3 years ago

Take a deep breath hold (cough cough) just as I thought to much carbon dioxide is overwhelming your oxygen production, oops we're in trouble.

Kath Leen
Community Member
3 years ago

atleast this one has the scope on his ears

marnidarr
Community Member
3 years ago

Does anyone know what he's listening for? Will a glass work in place of the stethoscope?

Patricia Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

He's giving Grandmother Willow her yearly, what's wrong with that?

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

He's checking to see if tiny little elves are in there making cookies

noitall man
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought this was an ad for the local sanitorium

Nikki D
Community Member
3 years ago

At least the stethoscope is actually in his ears

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

What is he doing? Checking to see if the tree has termites?

Steven Bedford
Community Member
2 years ago

why is his hand deep in his pocket?

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 years ago

Tree Surgeon?

Mark D
Community Member
3 years ago

He is an Ent doctor.

Vira Phillips
Community Member
3 years ago

At least he remembered to put the earpieces in

Tim Minkman
Community Member
3 years ago

Wildlifes matter.

Karlos
Community Member
1 year ago

Look up! It’s a woodpecker, stupid!

Cathy Dalton
Community Member
2 years ago

I talk to the trees....

Tony Harris
Community Member
2 years ago

"Wildlifes"?! -There's no such thing. "Wildlife" is not a so-called 'Count Noun.'

Diana Tulip
Community Member
3 years ago

In the immortal words of Clint Eastwood.."I talk to the trees..but they don't listen to meeeeee!"..so I tried "listening" instead!!!!

I dislike Brexit
Community Member
3 years ago

You need to see wether they're alive since when did trees have hearts?????

Nick P
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey Doc, Is the tree's heart beating? Is he alive?

Oscar Schraven
Community Member
3 years ago

A shrink wondering why his patients hug this tree..

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 years ago

My guess is he's thinking of listening for termites!

Jackie Newcomb
Community Member
3 years ago

99 problems and a tree is one

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
3 years ago

I know now what I'm going to do next time I go to the park. The facial expression of the people will worth.

Mylah Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*tree surgeon

Ana
Community Member
3 years ago

trees have hearts too

Jennifer Cobble
Community Member
3 years ago

How much time does she got left. Be straight with me doc.

Laurence Srinivasan
Community Member
3 years ago

"Your growth rings are kind of quiet today"

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

How else could the trees recognize him as a doctor and prepare for that cold stethoscope contact.

Tammy Owen
Community Member
3 years ago

*tree surgeon

Robyn Oelofse
Community Member
3 years ago

He's a vet who got lost in the play on words

Daud Barry
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm a tree surgeon, this is actually a photo of me at work......

Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

"So Mr Ent, how are you feeling generally?'

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
3 years ago

Ent?

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MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

If he were a tree surgeon, surely he would be wearing a mask.

The Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Safety goggles too. Though it does depend on the stage of the work.

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Pilar Eichmüller-Duran
Community Member
3 years ago

I am Groot!

Marina
Community Member
3 years ago

Lool

bpanther
Community Member
3 years ago

"Yes, my wife is definitely in there with the carpenter again"

Terror from Beyond Space
Community Member
3 years ago

Just don't throw me any shade!

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JuliusGoat Report

athornedrose
Community Member
3 years ago

what is it supposed to represent?

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ShannaGermain Report

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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JimMFelton Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Samanticka Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Even more: slytherins with firearms!

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DrSCubed Report

Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

This one made me laugh too much! :D

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carlson_natasha Report

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
3 years ago

#chillinatthebeachwithmypetpottedplant #thatsjusthowiroll

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LizTunbridge Report

David Lyon
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Duke_of_neural Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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leofromtherock Report

Pan Da
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

And off came his jaw...

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Botanygeek Report

noitall man
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

This one made me laugh.

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Nicole_Paulk Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

He’s sciencing. Stop poking fun.

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craftmike Report

Kristy Neame
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm crying!

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tara818 Report

devi L.
Community Member
3 years ago

God damn it Jessica!

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bmarcus128 Report

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

fun fact: the brain named itself

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engineerchick85 Report

Monique Moen
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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c00kiekobold Report

Chris Pitch
Community Member
3 years ago

Let us go through the drill one more time

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AnnemariebArt Report

Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
3 years ago

mmmh... paint brush...

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the_only_RN Report

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

is she calling Aquaman?

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blendertom Report

Christine Blackburne-Kowal
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Where I bury my bone last time?

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MicrobiomDigest Report

Fred Burrows
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonder Twin powers , Activate.

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astefanowitsch Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

Well somebody has to do it I guess.

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fluorescent0 Report

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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ChristaTrex Report

Magpie
Community Member
3 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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DrCarnivorous Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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kasson_wvu Report

David Lyon
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

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

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_njd_ Report

SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 years ago

I broke my glasses so...

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VernonSys Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Creatrix5 Report

James Butterworth
Community Member
3 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

alwright
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw Waldo finally has a family! Good for him.

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mariekeriethof Report

Jennifer Powell
Community Member
3 years ago

And forgetting to include NEW ZEALAND.

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ncdominie Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

Let’s hope students can read complex maths backwards!

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nuclearkatie Report

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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ladyjulbug Report

stellermatt
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

These atoms are much bigger than when I was young.

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Samanthosaurus Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

"He's dead, Jim!"

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scarynetworkguy Report

Carmen McLellan
Community Member
3 years ago

Just heard the Windows joke again.

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SheepishSophie Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

Surely that would be a farmeress...

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GEO_Schultze Report

Jaded Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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LorijnSZ Report

Sally Appleton
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

And gilded scales. For cocaine, presumably :D.

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darnea1232 Report

All With Heart
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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