20 Perfectly timed pictures that'll make you look twice

20 Perfectly timed pictures that'll make you look twice

Achieving the perfect photo is often trickier than it seems, and anybody who's ever attempted to carefully time a shot will know the struggle of lining everything up to a precise degree. Even something as simple as capturing a person jumping takes a fair amount of planning, lest you want to end up with a picture of your subject halfway off the ground with a pained expression on their face.

But sometimes, the best photographs are the ones we didn't mean to take. Here are 20 photos that turned out looking amazing just by sheer chance...

1. There's something fishy about this shot

2. What goes up...

3. Former president by day, wizard by night

4. Jesus looks different to what I expected

5. Either the Vatican is broadcasting alien signals, or it just got hit by lightning

6. Hoverchild is still fearful of her powers

7. You might think the ball is tiny, but actually these guys are giants

8. It is a little known fact that Chrissy Teigen is actually 7 foot tall

9. White eye shadow + perfectly-timed blink = instant demon

10. Spider-cat, spider-cat, does whatever a spider-cat does

11. Nature is beautiful 

12. Ok, who turned the ocean into jello again?

13. Use the force, Luke

14. 'Hello, have you heard about our lord and saviour, Poseidon?'

15. Kids can be such angels sometimes

16. This shot was caught on the fly

17. Catch the ball, save the ball, be the ball

18. Quick, nobody's looking - time to fly

19. This candle wasn't so much blown out as it was blown away

20. Nope, that's not a mirror

All of these are once-in-a-lifetime shots, and I don't think the photographers would be able to capture them again if they tried. Plus - as many of them show - you don't need a fancy camera to achieve great results, so why not snap a few pictures of your own next time you're out and about? You never know what you'll end up with.