You might not be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes everything in the universe aligns so precisely, all you have to do is press the shutter-release button in the right place at the right time. Every now and then, perfect timing can make or break a photo, turning it into a happy accident or a beautiful illusion, so Bored Panda has compiled a list of perfectly timed photos that proves you don't necessarily need expensive gear to take an incredible picture.

From a cool photo of a fabulous ostrich that appears to have the best hair in the world to a struggling substitute teacher sending subtle hints, these perfect timing photos will definitely make you look twice. But remember, it doesn't mean you don't have to work on improving your photography skills. To quote a popular saying, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Scroll down to please your eyes with some of the best perfectly timed pictures, and if this collection isn't enough, check out our similar lists full of interesting photos here and here.

#1

Firefighter In Peru

Firefighter In Peru

Ricardo Cuba Zavala Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

He must have been an Angel to many stuck in there.. So, pretty accurate.

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#2

When The Timing Is Right

When The Timing Is Right

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW!

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#3

Bumblebee Carrying The Sun

Bumblebee Carrying The Sun

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Melissa D
Community Member
3 years ago

This is awesome.

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#4

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Did she just have Redbull?

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#5

Pier Sunset

Pier Sunset

John H. Moore Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing Shot!

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#6

Was Taking Random Pictures Of My Mother And This Came Out

Was Taking Random Pictures Of My Mother And This Came Out

MuffinHatLP Report

Cordelia
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like E.T. flew home

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#7

The Struggles Of A Substitute Teacher

The Struggles Of A Substitute Teacher

DedRuck Report

Cordelia
Community Member
3 years ago

😂😂

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#8

When The Timing Is Right

When The Timing Is Right

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Who's capturing whom?

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#9

This Guy's Earbuds Made A Treble Clef

This Guy's Earbuds Made A Treble Clef

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

That's looking a bit intentional.

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#10

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

Trololman72 Report

Nash Nopper
Community Member
3 years ago

the holy grail!

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#11

Snapped A Lucky Shot Of A Truck Trying To Steal The Sun

Snapped A Lucky Shot Of A Truck Trying To Steal The Sun

Diginixy Report

summare
Community Member
3 years ago

Mr Gru got a new enemy

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#12

Dads Rock

Dads Rock

saraboulos Report

Saurabh Nagar
Community Member
3 years ago

Dad of the year spotted.

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#13

Perfectly Timed Photo Of A Wave

Perfectly Timed Photo Of A Wave

Grant Ly Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Slime appeared.

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#14

Suspicious Hair

Suspicious Hair

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CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

The phantom hairdo!

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#15

Fourteen Wind Turbines All In A Row

Fourteen Wind Turbines All In A Row

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Shanna Westhof
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally! I found my Christmas tree topper!

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#16

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
3 years ago

Taking that hairstyle to the next level.

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#17

Maybe She's Barn With It

Maybe She's Barn With It

Streetmix Report

Cordelia
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute 😊

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#18

Lightning Strikes A Plane As It Flies Through A Rainbow

Lightning Strikes A Plane As It Flies Through A Rainbow

flashman Report

Jasmina Wetherley
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW

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#19

Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

CANT_TRUST_HILLARY Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Rabbi by day... Babe by night... This was captured at dusk.

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#20

The Moment A Trout Eats A Mayfly And The Second Before Water Tension Gives Way

The Moment A Trout Eats A Mayfly And The Second Before Water Tension Gives Way

panilssonoutdoorphotography Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Great shot !

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#21

Watching TV With My Feet Up When Suddenly

Watching TV With My Feet Up When Suddenly

frankieMART Report

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
3 years ago

Fair question.

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#22

In The Right Moment

In The Right Moment

Streeb-Greebling Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

*sniff sniff*

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#23

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

VladislavMiloslav Report

Jasmina Wetherley
Community Member
3 years ago

i didn't see it at first

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#24

My Cat Has A Six Pack

My Cat Has A Six Pack

j3nn1f3r00 Report

Community Member
3 years ago

A Cahulk :P

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#25

Miss Ostrich

Miss Ostrich

conancat Report

Cordelia
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol 😂

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#26

Took A Picture Of My Fire Pit Last Night And Caught Peter Pan And Tinkerbell

Took A Picture Of My Fire Pit Last Night And Caught Peter Pan And Tinkerbell

Clongjax Report

frederic eeckman
Community Member
3 years ago

And what is she doing to him exactly ?

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#27

Perfect Timing: Level > Alien

Perfect Timing: Level > Alien

Epileptic_Ebola Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Horception.

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#28

Have Your Own Beer Towel

Have Your Own Beer Towel

FCBayernEN Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Robben!

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#29

I Took A Photo Of My Brother. He Jump At The Right Moment And It Looks Like He Has To Go Because His Planet Needs Him

I Took A Photo Of My Brother. He Jump At The Right Moment And It Looks Like He Has To Go Because His Planet Needs Him

WhatStartsTheHeart Report

ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnfire
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, Cool!

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#30

Chief Vitamin Water Surveys His Domain

Chief Vitamin Water Surveys His Domain

BisonST Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Gatoradezilla?

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#31

I Caught A Pic Of Lightning Bouncing Off A Double Rainbow

I Caught A Pic Of Lightning Bouncing Off A Double Rainbow

DJ-C-Gill Report

Aaron Pie
Community Member
3 years ago

The poor Leprechaun :(

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#32

When You Spend All Summer With Your T-Shirt Off

When You Spend All Summer With Your T-Shirt Off

uzonline Report

Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
3 years ago

:DD the title made my day, hahah

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#33

Dear God What Have I Done?!

Dear God What Have I Done?!

stan1541 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Aladdin has aged now and so has his magical carpet.

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#34

What Would You Call This Beast?

What Would You Call This Beast?

Jagdeep Rajput Report

WaLe
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s a gigantic bird, though @_@ or is it a pterodactyl?!?

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#35

Moment When It Looks Like Dilma Rousseff Is Getting Stabbed

Moment When It Looks Like Dilma Rousseff Is Getting Stabbed

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WaLe
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet a lot of Brazilians were probably hoping it was true, at the time xD

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#36

The Sweet Escape

The Sweet Escape

Richard Silvera Report

Maike
Community Member
3 years ago

so peaceful. It looks perfectly still

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#37

Perfectly Timed Shot

Perfectly Timed Shot

Tom Samuelson Report

ToxicRosetta
Community Member
3 years ago

How close my life is to collapsing

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#38

Very Unfortunate Time To Blink With White Mascara

Very Unfortunate Time To Blink With White Mascara

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summare
Community Member
3 years ago

spooky

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#39

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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Maike
Community Member
3 years ago

holding up the ocean with your hand.

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#40

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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Teija
Community Member
3 years ago

Nothing to do with timing...

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#41

Perfect Timing At Its Best

Perfect Timing At Its Best

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh Come on... That's just a Doggo grabbing his work coffee

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#42

Amazingly, Perfect Shot Of My Friend Skydiving Into Burning Man

Amazingly, Perfect Shot Of My Friend Skydiving Into Burning Man

opi8 Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Fantastic!

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#43

An Airplane Is Silhouetted Against The First Solar Eclipse Of The Decade, Seen Over Bangkok, Thailand, 2010

An Airplane Is Silhouetted Against The First Solar Eclipse Of The Decade, Seen Over Bangkok, Thailand, 2010

CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM Report

Aaron Pie
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes it's a plane. Carry on.

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#44

Dat A**

Dat A**

RIPMyInnocence Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahaha!

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#45

Long Jump In The Sand

Long Jump In The Sand

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

So cool!

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#46

Just The Right Moment

Just The Right Moment

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ANKAN BANERJEE
Community Member
3 years ago

Behold, the flying fluffy flufferson

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#47

Look At That Body

Look At That Body

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Aaron Pie
Community Member
3 years ago

Purrrrrfect! Sorry, will get my coat...

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#48

Smile

Smile

TrailTrumpet Report

WaLe
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahahah her face ahahah I just can’t ahahahah

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#49

Yoga In The Park Perfect Timing

Yoga In The Park Perfect Timing

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

The Human Centipede!

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#50

Just A Pic That My Friend Took Down At The Beach The Other Day

Just A Pic That My Friend Took Down At The Beach The Other Day

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Community Member
3 years ago

GIMME IM HUNGRY!!!

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#51

Twin Tales

Twin Tales

Cameron Watts Report

Patti Brock
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#52

My Twin Boys Jumping And Landing At The Exact Same Time

My Twin Boys Jumping And Landing At The Exact Same Time

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Lillian Chesak
Community Member
3 years ago

Glitch in the matrix

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#53

Due To The Chair Leg And This Guy's Posture, It Looks Like He's Wearing High Heels

Due To The Chair Leg And This Guy's Posture, It Looks Like He's Wearing High Heels

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Community Member
3 years ago

I thought he was lol :P

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#54

Best Photo I Have Ever Taken

Best Photo I Have Ever Taken

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Maike
Community Member
3 years ago

blobcat

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#55

Here's My Best Perfectly Timed Photo

Here's My Best Perfectly Timed Photo

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Dark Half
Community Member
3 years ago

warm isn't it?

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#56

This Is The Hilarious Moment A Curious Pufferfish Managed To Photobomb An Unsuspecting Diver

This Is The Hilarious Moment A Curious Pufferfish Managed To Photobomb An Unsuspecting Diver

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Shanna Westhof
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you OK? Your face looks a little puffy!

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#57

So I Turned Into A Toad Last Night

So I Turned Into A Toad Last Night

keehcyma Report

Aaron Pie
Community Member
3 years ago

Ex is that yo.. Oh wait.

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#58

Couldn't Ask For Better Timing

Couldn't Ask For Better Timing

cat_vlaslov Report

Teija
Community Member
3 years ago

You have a calendar with that pic. You have a cat and a red box in front of it. This had nothing to do with timing.

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#59

Still Wondering Whether He Did This On Purpose Or Not

Still Wondering Whether He Did This On Purpose Or Not

HogNutsJohnson Report

Community Member
3 years ago

WHOA!!!

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#60

My Brother Took A Picture With His Iphone At The Exact Moment A Spark Ricocheted Off Of My Ear

My Brother Took A Picture With His Iphone At The Exact Moment A Spark Ricocheted Off Of My Ear

OsamaWasARealShitGuy Report

Saurabh Nagar
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch!

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#61

Seafoam Splash Captured At A Thousandth Of A Second

Seafoam Splash Captured At A Thousandth Of A Second

Ger Kelliher Report

Heather Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

So beautiful in so many ways.

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#62

What Do You Mean, What's Wrong With Her Feet?

What Do You Mean, What's Wrong With Her Feet?

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
3 years ago

wait - what?

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#63

Strange Dirt Formation On My Car Looks Like People Hanging

Strange Dirt Formation On My Car Looks Like People Hanging

koskinick Report

Community Member
3 years ago

whoa that's creepy

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#64

Perfect Moment

Perfect Moment

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this Moses right foot?

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#65

The Invisible Hockey Player

The Invisible Hockey Player

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Maike
Community Member
3 years ago

wow not good.

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#66

Oh, Good. Another "Holding Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa" Pic

Oh, Good. Another "Holding Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa" Pic

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Caroline Murphy
Community Member
3 years ago

Loving the dog's fluffy trousers

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#67

Two Rows Of Judges Ignore A Gymnast

Two Rows Of Judges Ignore A Gymnast

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW....

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#68

Timing Is Key (But Luck Doesn’t Hurt Either)

Timing Is Key (But Luck Doesn’t Hurt Either)

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Jespren Ray
Community Member
3 years ago

That is so awesome! Brings immediately to mind some epic fantasy or sci fi scape. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I could write a forty page world creation and a fifty thousand word story about this one!

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#69

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Boats

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Boats

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at the reflection, great shot!

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#70

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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WaLe
Community Member
3 years ago

“I put everything I got in my job!”

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#71

Watch Me Neigh Neigh