Everyone wants to look their best in front of the camera. In that sense, we’re all bound to feel at least the tiniest bit of disappointment. And it’s not because we don’t look worthy of a perfect shot, but rather because a praying mantis throws an unwelcome photobomb like it's no big deal, or because the camera is wobbly.

Sometimes, though, the whole composition is off. Whether on purpose or by accident, it can bend the picture and our minds to make us look like real-life giants.

Bored Panda has compiled the funniest pics of unsuspecting giants who make the world around them look like a miniature amusement park. Watch out, King Kong, there is some strong competition in town!

#1

Already Tall (7 Ft Or More) Friend Accidentally Takes Optical Illusion Photo

Already Tall (7 Ft Or More) Friend Accidentally Takes Optical Illusion Photo

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 weeks ago (edited)

The Jolly Purple Giant.

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#2

My Boy Climbing An Old Rotten Tree Stump Looks Like A Giant Climbing Mountains

My Boy Climbing An Old Rotten Tree Stump Looks Like A Giant Climbing Mountains

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MellonCollie
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3 weeks ago

Fantastic picture

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#3

Our Tour Guide Took This Photo Of Our Group At Angkor Wat

Our Tour Guide Took This Photo Of Our Group At Angkor Wat

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Johnny Rodriguez
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3 weeks ago

Hail Juniorgiant!

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In photography and movie making, forced perspective is a technique that creates an optical illusion that makes objects appear larger, smaller, closer, or further away than they really are. The technique is often used humorously in various settings, but it can also work as a practical solution.

For example, renowned film director Peter Jackson, best known for his Lord of the Rings trilogy, used forced perspective to make certain characters look much shorter than others. No wonder he is about to receive a lifetime achievement award next month from the Visual Effects Society.

#4

My Friend Looks Like A Giant

My Friend Looks Like A Giant

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

Are you sure she isnt?

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#5

I Took A Few Shots At Lake Louise Today And Google Offered Me This Panorama

I Took A Few Shots At Lake Louise Today And Google Offered Me This Panorama

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Johnny Rodriguez
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3 weeks ago

The diver in the tree..

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#6

This Picture Of A Friend Hiking Makes Him Look Like A Giant Sitting Amongst Mountains

This Picture Of A Friend Hiking Makes Him Look Like A Giant Sitting Amongst Mountains

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Sabse
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3 weeks ago

This Mount Everest is really comfy.

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Stephanie Kay-Kok, a Netherlands-based photography connoisseur, shared some useful tips on creating some great pictures with forced perspective.

“When you’re shooting alone, getting a forced perspective composition just right can be difficult. Unless you’re working with objects that are within hand’s reach, you’ll have to walk back and forth to reposition the subjects and check their position in your viewfinder, over and over.”

#7

A Giant Hanging From A Waterfall

A Giant Hanging From A Waterfall

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Oli Parkinson
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3 weeks ago

Ooh the timing gotta be RIGHT on that jump

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#8

The Way My Friend's Uncle Is Sitting Makes Him Look Like A Giant

The Way My Friend's Uncle Is Sitting Makes Him Look Like A Giant

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
3 weeks ago (edited)

'I can make him speak while I'm drinking'..

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#9

This Woman Seems As If She's A Giant Lounging In The Ocean On A Large Mountain

This Woman Seems As If She's A Giant Lounging In The Ocean On A Large Mountain

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JENAVIVE RIVERA
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3 weeks ago

i see a dog next to her

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Turns out, with another person, you’ll be able to make the necessary adjustments hassle-free. If you’re alone, though, good props may be an option too. Stephanie suggests that the best props relate to the environment somehow, strengthening the connection between the foreground and background.

In the end, make sure you have the right composition, as it's key in forced perspective. Place the objects in the environment so that they serve your vision, and make sure you experiment a little. Look for creative angles and out-of-the-box ideas to make the shoot more entertaining.

#10

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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Oli Parkinson
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ha love this

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#11

Tiny Kid, Giant Dad

Tiny Kid, Giant Dad

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Vic
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Me dad was a giant an' mum was a wizard..

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#12

Giant Lady Leans On Building

Giant Lady Leans On Building

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Vic
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Building leans on giant lady.

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#13

Thank You, Google

Thank You, Google

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Karenzilla wants to speak to the manager of monaco..

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#14

My Friends Look Like Giants

My Friends Look Like Giants

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Johnny Rodriguez
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3 weeks ago

Is this picture taken out of a plane?

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#15

We Were Taking Photos One Day On A Beach In Mexico

We Were Taking Photos One Day On A Beach In Mexico

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Hannah Edwards
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3 weeks ago

Lilliputian!

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#16

Giant Baby

Giant Baby

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Jody Brown
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3 weeks ago

Aaaaa! Let go of my head!

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#17

My Brother Looks Like A Giant In This Easter Pic

My Brother Looks Like A Giant In This Easter Pic

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Yort
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Plot twist, the brother is really just 8 feet tall.

#18

The Optical Illusion Of This Photograph Makes It Look Like There Is A Micro-Human Next To My Mate

The Optical Illusion Of This Photograph Makes It Look Like There Is A Micro-Human Next To My Mate

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Violet Van Valkenburg
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3 weeks ago

You can SEE the ledge though O-o

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#19

Took This Photo, Later Realized That She Looked Huge

Took This Photo, Later Realized That She Looked Huge

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Daniel Marsh
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3 weeks ago

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Oh, come on ... she's SKINNY. (Oh, that's not what she meant.)

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#20

This Photo Makes Me And My Friends Look Like Giants In A Forest

This Photo Makes Me And My Friends Look Like Giants In A Forest

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Dogfan4life
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wow! It does!

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#21

This Optical Illusion Makes My Friend Look Like A Giant

This Optical Illusion Makes My Friend Look Like A Giant

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Lilly Rose Poppy
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3 weeks ago

It kinda looks like photoshop lol

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#22

Accidental Forced Perspective Makes Me Look Like A Giant

Accidental Forced Perspective Makes Me Look Like A Giant

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ARandomPerson
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2 weeks ago

daym boi he thicc

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#23

A Giant At The Muscle Beach

A Giant At The Muscle Beach

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Roger Haywood
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3 weeks ago

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Pretty sure this one is photoshop.

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#24

My Friend Took A Photo Of Me Sitting On A Wall That Ended Up Looking Like A Giant Sitting On The End Of A Pier

My Friend Took A Photo Of Me Sitting On A Wall That Ended Up Looking Like A Giant Sitting On The End Of A Pier

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Roxy Eastland
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3 weeks ago

And a one legged passerby

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#25

My Grandfather Looks Like A Giant In This Photo

My Grandfather Looks Like A Giant In This Photo

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Enjoying the view 😊

#26

I'm Not A Giant , I'm Just Installing New Flooring At A Pre-School

I'm Not A Giant , I'm Just Installing New Flooring At A Pre-School

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Owen Purdy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

HOW WERE WE THIS SMALL

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#27

The Lighting At My School's Talent Show Made This Picture Look Photoshopped

The Lighting At My School's Talent Show Made This Picture Look Photoshopped

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ARandomPerson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

that looks photoshopped but im trustin these peeps

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#28

Illusion At Mt. Woodson

Illusion At Mt. Woodson

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Oli Parkinson
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3 weeks ago

SIR

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#29

The Miniature Shopping Carts At The Local Pharmacy Make My 11-Month-Old Son Look Like A Giant

The Miniature Shopping Carts At The Local Pharmacy Make My 11-Month-Old Son Look Like A Giant

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Chancey
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So cute!

#30

Is That A Giant Kneeling On Water?

Is That A Giant Kneeling On Water?

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rynn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

careful now, the child has gained powers

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#31

I Look Like A Giant In This Picture

I Look Like A Giant In This Picture

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Marissa Taylor
Community Member
2 weeks ago

and a very handsome giant to :D

#32

Photographing A Waterfall Miniature

Photographing A Waterfall Miniature

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Wow the view is stunning!! Where is this place??

#33

This Picture My Brother Took In Ireland Makes It Look Like He's A Giant Walking Around The Countryside

This Picture My Brother Took In Ireland Makes It Look Like He's A Giant Walking Around The Countryside

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Aisling Allan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's just how countryside looks.

#34

Giant Caught Standing On A Beach

Giant Caught Standing On A Beach

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ARandomPerson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

me smash sand

#35

I Captured A Giant

I Captured A Giant

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HempFairy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Beautiful shot!

#36

This Newlywed Couple In Ireland Look Like Giants

This Newlywed Couple In Ireland Look Like Giants

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Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Perfect!

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#37

My Older Sister Holding My 2 Giant Sons Around 1-Year-Old Each

My Older Sister Holding My 2 Giant Sons Around 1-Year-Old Each

My husband’s 6 ft and the shortest of the men in his family. His dad’s family is like purely Norwegian and massive (even a few ladies are over 6 ft).
And my sister is small (4’11”-5’0”).
The boys are both 90th percentile for height. My 1-year-old wears 2T clothing. My 3-year-old wears 5-6 year-old clothing.

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Yeah, you heard
Community Member
3 weeks ago

If the babies really ARE massive, then it's not an illusion.

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#38

From The Angle I Took This From, My Friend Looks Like A Giant

From The Angle I Took This From, My Friend Looks Like A Giant

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Jasmine Kallas
Community Member
1 week ago

maybe little bit

#39

Photo Of Me Fixing Xbox Inadvertently Makes Me Look Like A Giant

Photo Of Me Fixing Xbox Inadvertently Makes Me Look Like A Giant

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Daniel Marsh
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Plus, you look like you're looking into who framed Roger Rabbit.

#40

My Kids On A Cliff Looking At The Ocean Makes Them Look Like Giants

My Kids On A Cliff Looking At The Ocean Makes Them Look Like Giants

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