Pictures can immortalize important moments in life, like weddings, birthdays, graduations, and family reunions. But what happens when a truly unique moment is caught on camera just seconds before disaster strikes? Such situations can be funny and slightly disturbing at the same time.
Have you ever imagined relaxing at the beach and taking a photo of yourself while being blissfully unaware of a gigantic wave coming in your direction? Or your dog vomiting while you’re taking a selfie?
Brace yourself, here’s a list of 75 pictures taken seconds before disaster struck.
This dog probably didn’t hear the saying: ‘You can’t have your cake and eat it’. Even if he did, he just proved it wrong.
If this doesn’t prove the power of meditation, nothing does. There’s nothing we can’t do if we really put our mind to it.
Tip number one for all future mountaneers: never lose your glasses while scaling a cliff rising steeply above the sea. Not only you’ll need new glasses but will also have a hard time finishing your ascent.
Drinking and dancing at the same time is not a terribly good idea. This couple looks as if they’re on a space shuttle, don’t you think so too?
What we’re seeing on this image is either a miracle or a hoax. Either way, it’s funny. You don’t see something like it every day.
Did you also spent a lot of time as a kid running around your garden and trying to find that four-leaf clover? Well, even if you did find it, the truth is, it doesn’t always work.
Driving a bike on the street may be more dangerous than it seems. Remember to watch where’re going, unless you want to learn that the hard way, like the girl on this image.
Bad things happen when you invade your canine’s territory. Dogs take that very seriously, you know.
It’s easy to let oneself slip at pool parties. One drink too much and you may find yourself dancing on the edge – quite literally.
So many things can go wrong when you’re trying to perform stunts that you lack the skill to pull. That must have have been one painful landing.
All those people on social media spend a lot of time trying to capture that perfect selfie to post on their profiles. One dog managed to create an unforgettable selfie in less than a second.
Things can go wrong very qucikly unless you pay close attention to what you’re doing. Thankfully the baby was ok.
Cats are born explorers and their curiosity is hard to satisfy and they have a way of getting to strangest places. Judging by what’s happening on this image, it was likely too late to do something to prevent the imminent disaster.
There’s something strangely calming about this image. It makes us appreciate nature and all its wonders.
It looks like an amateur version of Punk’d but that didn’t prevent it from achieving its goal. She didn’t even see it coming.
When you’re fed up with all those annoying tourists posing with you for a selfie, you have to take matters into your own hands. In this case, a beak.
The bad thing about pictures is that they can remind you of the moments you’d rather forget. Let’s hope the boy in the top row on the left didn’t start a domino effect.
Whoever says grandmas are not tough is now proven wrong. That will teach them not to play with monster trucks.
There’s nothing more rewarding than watching your kid swing a baseball bat for the very first time. Well, everyone’s entitled to a few mistakes.
Who cares about the ice when playground is in sight? It will be a valuable experience for the kid, though. No matter how hard you want to play, you must always watch your steps.
For one brief moment it looked like the Niagara Falls and not a high school building. Fortunately, it happened before everyone heard about the ice bucket challenge.
What could have been a relaxing massage turned into something entirely different in a matter of seconds. We can only imagine what a surprise it was for her.
After a long and exhausting day at the beach, we all need a relaxing shower to lift our spirits. A mud bath is even better, not to mention that it has incredible health benefits.
Despite her best efforts, she couldn’t save what was left of her desert after she realized it was going to fall off the plate. It teaches us an important lesson: don’t pose for a selfie with your desert.
It’s one thing to pull a prank on your friends or family but this is just cruel. We don’t even want to imagine what happened just moments after this picture was taken.
If there was a contest for the most original picture taken in front of the ocean, this guy would have won it easily. On a side note, his friends don’t look too impressed.
Here’s a perfect way to prove that gravity is real. To be honest, they are less painful methods to do it but it’s worth to make a small sacrifice in the name of science.
We can imagine the awkward silence when the question ‘What happened with my birthday cake?’ is asked. We hope this little accident didn’t spoil the party.
This looks like a scene from a horror movie. Goats can be very creepy.
It doesn’t bode well for all those smartphones in the vicinity when the rain inevitably starts. At least she looks as if she’s having a good time. A pity it didn’t stay that way.
That’s some way to celebrate a co-pilot’s first combat mission. It’s one experience that he will value highly later in his career.
If it’s coffee in the mug the bride won’t be happy with what it will do to her wedding dress. But they will have something to remember this moment by when they tell their children of their wedding.
Unlike the famous Spielberg movie, this time the victim wasn’t an unsuspecting teen which doesn’t make it any less haunting. The poor duck ran out of luck.
Boys will be boys, no matter what. In their defense, we all need to shake things up a bit from time to time.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks a nail, especially if you’ve had a drink or two before you grabbed it. That’s bound to leave a nasty bruise.
You just know this is going to end up badly. What was he thinking?
There’s a good reason why swings just aren’t meant for adults. Despite that fact we still enjoy to channel our inner child.
You never know what might be lurking in the jungle. Don’t you ever turn your back on a jaguar.
Champions aren’t born, they’re made. Only the bravest have the strength to face all the challenges. Looks like she did.
Perfection comes at a sacrifice but that doesn’t mean we should take it too literally. On the other hand, it’s also said that pain is the best teacher.