Photography takes a lot of skill, but what most people don’t realize is that sometimes that’s not enough. Every now and then, a special moment occurs and if your camera isn’t ready, you won’t be able to get that amazing shot. Check out these stunning and hilarious photos that couldn’t be captured at a better time to see exactly what we mean.

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She totally had you fooled for a second, didn’t she?

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This is Sparta!!!

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This monkey seems to be enjoying the view.

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Just a second later she was completely wet with salt water in her eyes, but at this very moment everything was perfect.

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Stunning shot that displays just how skillful eagles are when it comes to grabbing their prey.

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Special delivery!

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The smell lasted for days…

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Stop! Hammer time!

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This photo is a definite proof of how talented fighter jet pilots really are. They are probably flying incredibly close to each other.

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Almost… got… it…

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the world’s first 6-legged horse.

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Your eyes are lying to you – this is definitely not some half-human, half-llama hybrid.

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It seems that this dog despises Mel Gibson’s racist rants…

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Prepare yourselves people, it won’t be long before our planet is conquered by giant seagulls…

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How’s that for a perfectly timed moment? It even got the dog’s attention.

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Did you know that the moon is actually craned up into the sky every night?

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I’ve seen a lot of different yoga positions, but this is something completely new.

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She’s way too excited to see that hot dog!

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Wait until you see it…

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This is undoubtedly one of the most epic lightning strikes I’ve ever seen. Thankfully, nothing happened to the Statue of Liberty.

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Similar thing happened in Rio De Janeiro during a storm in 2014, when a lightning struck the iconic statue of Christ. Unfortunately, it chipped off the statue’s right thumb.

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Where did her head go?

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This baby doesn’t realize just how lucky she is. She has an actual T-rex for a parent! Oh wait…

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Splash incoming! I wish we could see the expression on her face after 2 seconds…

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It looks like this dog is trapped in a bubble and floating. Epic!

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Perhaps it would be wise to cover your eyes and not your ears little girl.

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I’m pretty sure that’s not the point of this game…

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Hold on to me, brother!

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Don’t worry, nothing creepy is happening here…

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That man sure has a long arm…

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Poor guy! Such an unfortunate timing…

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I had no idea birds leave chemtrails too.

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These days you don’t need a rocket to land on the moon…

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That poor soul has no idea what happened.

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Either this photographer was extremely lucky or he waited for ages to take this breathtaking photo.

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That’s a very interesting looking eye you got there kid!

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And you thought dragons didn’t exist…

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This dog definitely has a unique skill set. Either that or his owner knows how to snap a photo at the perfect moment.

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What do you think of my new shades?

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When his commanding officer sees this photo, he’ll be in a lot of trouble…

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This baby sure has big legs!

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Do you, Emily, take this owl as your lawfully wedded husband?

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Cross-breeding can lead to some totally weird results, wouldn’t you agree?

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Good job kid, you just made this photo 10 times more epic!

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Hey there, brother!

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This photo has two explanations — either this referee is a wizard who can cast spells from his fingers or the photographer snapped it from the perfect angle.

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Is that the flying Dutchman or just a photo of San Francisco’s Sutro Tower covered in fog?

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No, this guy isn’t walking on water and there’s absolutely no Photoshop here. It’s simply a perfectly timed photo.

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What a clever idea!

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Ever wondered what happens when a plan breaks the sound barrier? Here’s your answer.

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Dude, that’s not cool!

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I doubt this photo could have been any more perfect…

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Poor girl! All she wanted to do was put on some makeup and now the entire Internet is laughing at this photo.

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Something feels off here…

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Ouch! That probably hurt like hell.

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What is this? I don’t even…

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This photo was snapped moments before this unfortunate fish become food.

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All you need is love and these kitties know it!

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“This, kids… is exactly what you shouldn’t do.”

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I’m so hungry!