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

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Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#3

Bumblebee Carrying The Sun

Bumblebee Carrying The Sun

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#4

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

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Saurabh Nagar
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The color of her overcoat just made it look perfect.

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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

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#7

The Struggles Of A Substitute Teacher

The Struggles Of A Substitute Teacher

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Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And his expression is making it much better..

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#8

When The Timing Is Right

When The Timing Is Right

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just a thought !
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

#NoMakeup #WokeUpLikeThis #NaturalBeauty 😂😂😂

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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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#10

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

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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

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#12

Dads Rock

Dads Rock

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Ronja Rövardotter
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Lucky boy. This I call good reflexes sir. Impressive catch.

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#13

Perfectly Timed Photo Of A Wave

Perfectly Timed Photo Of A Wave

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#14

Suspicious Hair

Suspicious Hair

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#15

Fourteen Wind Turbines All In A Row

Fourteen Wind Turbines All In A Row

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#16

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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RaroaRaroa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Taking that hairstyle to the next level.

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#17

Maybe She's Barn With It

Maybe She's Barn With It

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Ronja Rövardotter
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Children. They all wanna try dress which mama wears. :)

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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

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Maike
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... someday we find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and planes...

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#19

Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

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Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#21

Watching TV With My Feet Up When Suddenly

Watching TV With My Feet Up When Suddenly

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#24

My Cat Has A Six Pack

My Cat Has A Six Pack

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#25

Miss Ostrich

Miss Ostrich

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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

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#27

Perfect Timing: Level > Alien

Perfect Timing: Level > Alien

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#28

Have Your Own Beer Towel

Have Your Own Beer Towel

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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

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#30

Chief Vitamin Water Surveys His Domain

Chief Vitamin Water Surveys His Domain

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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

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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

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#33

Dear God What Have I Done?!

Dear God What Have I Done?!

stan1541 Report

Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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?

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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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Maike
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and from behind, too... this looks convincing

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#36

The Sweet Escape

The Sweet Escape

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#37

Perfectly Timed Shot

Perfectly Timed Shot

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Aaron Pie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah that's just an Uber Owl dropping the mouse off. No worries, mouse is fine.

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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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#39

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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#40

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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#41

Perfect Timing At Its Best

Perfect Timing At Its Best

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Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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

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Aaron Pie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#46

Just The Right Moment

Just The Right Moment

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#47

Look At That Body

Look At That Body

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Aaron Pie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Purrrrrfect! Sorry, will get my coat...

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#49

Yoga In The Park Perfect Timing

Yoga In The Park Perfect Timing

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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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#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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#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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#54

Best Photo I Have Ever Taken

Best Photo I Have Ever Taken

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#55

Here's My Best Perfectly Timed Photo

Here's My Best Perfectly Timed Photo

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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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#57

So I Turned Into A Toad Last Night

So I Turned Into A Toad Last Night

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#58

Couldn't Ask For Better Timing

Couldn't Ask For Better Timing

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Teija
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017