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

C
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

i wish i could sometimes

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DrJenGunter Report

birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

What the hell is this?

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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

C
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like every CSI episode ever

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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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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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ShannaGermain Report

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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JimMFelton Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
2 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
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

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
2 years ago

#chillinatthebeachwithmypetpottedplant #thatsjusthowiroll

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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

Kjorn
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

And off came his jaw...

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#21

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Botanygeek Report

noitall man
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

This one made me laugh.

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#23

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Nicole_Paulk Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

He’s sciencing. Stop poking fun.

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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

devi L.
Community Member
2 years ago

God damn it Jessica!

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bmarcus128 Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

fun fact: the brain named itself

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engineerchick85 Report

C
Community Member
2 years ago

Her pen looks like Cruella's cigarette

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c00kiekobold Report

Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Let us go through the drill one more time

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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

Christine Blackburne-Kowal
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

Where I bury my bone last time?

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#33

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MicrobiomDigest Report

Fred Burrows
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonder Twin powers , Activate.

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#34

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astefanowitsch Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

Well somebody has to do it I guess.

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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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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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DrCarnivorous Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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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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_njd_ Report

SykesDaMan
Community Member
2 years ago

I broke my glasses so...

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#41

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VernonSys Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 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
2 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
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

alwright
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw Waldo finally has a family! Good for him.

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mariekeriethof Report

Jennifer Powell
Community Member
2 years ago

And forgetting to include NEW ZEALAND.

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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

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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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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Samanthosaurus Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

"He's dead, Jim!"

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scarynetworkguy Report

Carmen McLellan
Community Member
2 years ago

Just heard the Windows joke again.

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SheepishSophie Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Surely that would be a farmeress...

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GEO_Schultze Report

Jaded Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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LorijnSZ Report

Sally Appleton
Community Member
2 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.

Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

I could hear his voice in my head. That was funny.

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Jose Baeyens
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh look it's a test tube baby !

Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

whose a cute test tube baby? you are! Yes you are!!

ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

Ohhh So this is where babies come from!! Scientist grow them in tubes!!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Test tube baby

CM Blaser
Community Member
2 years ago

Beats ZipRecruiter by Gawd.

Neil Greenberg
Community Member
5 months ago

They never told us you could do that. My wife's gonna be pissed when she finds out what she could have avoided.

David Buschhorn
Community Member
1 year ago

"Now I just need one more to balance the centrifuge and we're in business."

Crystal Clary-Annis
Community Member
1 year ago

"Ha ha ha, you'll never escape this time, tiny baby!"

Sarjana Lastname
Community Member
2 years ago

some of these are kind of jokes but this clearly is not, babies are not matter of joke

Dario Agrillo
Community Member
2 years ago

So... when I shake it, he behaves in a such a weird way...

Willow Sweet
Community Member
2 years ago

Expecting mother: When will I deliver? Scientist: As soon as this baby outgrows it's tube, we'll put it in you so you can heave it out again.

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
Community Member
2 years ago

I've heard of test tube babies but that's not what I pictured

Egle Matos
Community Member
2 years ago

Did you notice the tiny fetus has already hair?, I know mostly babies born with their hair but this is just ridiculous....

Tiffani Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't that where babies come from?

Nigel Barker
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was a lad, we used to grow our lab assistants in a petri dish.

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

that's convenient

Usernameofgag
Community Member
2 years ago

It is like genie in transparent bottle.

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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

C
Community Member
2 years ago

"Armed teachers" HAH

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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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mcnees Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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elleryfrahm Report

Fred Burrows
Community Member
2 years ago

Jurassic park is contemplating adding Neanderthals .

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DeermanHunter Report

Robert Morson
Community Member
2 years ago

What job is this meant to be?

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jennir Report

C
Community Member
2 years ago

Spoiler alert, someone's personal pics got leaked.

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paulcoxon Report

Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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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