Wildlife photography is much more demanding than you would ever think. Imagine sitting half immersed in water with mosquitos swarming around, sitting in the sweltering heat for countless hours, or spending a night in the woods in winter, all the while keeping very quiet and still, so to gain the trust of wild animals and getting the perfect shot. Not to mention, that you have to be really lucky, and the animal does show up at all. Wildlife photography is a combination of patience, time, skill, love for the animal and luck. And with luck, you can get an award-worthy perfectly timed photos, so incredible that if you blinked you would have missed it!

We have rounded 50 examples of perfect timing while capturing these funny animals – all these photos seem like pure luck. But remember, there’s much more behind it than luck, and as a popular saying goes: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Scroll down below to check our compilation of the amazing, fascinating and sometimes funny animal pictures!

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Photo by David Maitland

Photo by Urs Schmidli

Photo by Hakan Pekbelgin

Photo by Yvonne Van Eck

Photo by Mahmoud Edeeb

Photo by Pam Mullins

Photo by Tustel Ico

Photo by: José Luis Rodríguez

Photo by Anders Grönlund

Photo by Zoltan Gyori

Photo by yaki zander

Photo by Vedran Vidak

Photo by yaki zander

Photo by cherly

Photo by Seth Casteel

Photo by Marsel van Oosten

Photo by Harry Roekens

Photo by Marco Sartori

Photo by Carli Davidson

Photo by nissim

Photo by Roeselien Raimond

Photo by Marina Cano

Photo by shimi eni

Photo by Eigil Rasmussen

Photo by: Ric Seet

Photo by Rick Ehrenberg

Photo by Geoffrey Baker

Photo by Peter Winnan

Photo by Conrad Tan

Photo by mehmet karaca

Photo by Ron Bielefeld

Photo by Peter Dam

Photo by Chris Fallows

Photo by John&Fish

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Image author: unknown

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Photo by Ian Rentoul

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Image credits: buzzfeed

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Image credits: buzzfeed

Photo by Peter Dam

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Photo by Darin Crofton