Professional photographers are used to setting up shots and getting a perfectly timed photo. But for those of us who don't have the skill, patience or correct shutter speed, it tends to be a matter of luck... That said, you'd be amazed at the number of snaps that people have accidentally taken by inadvertently pressing the shutter at exactly the right time!
Here are 32 awesome, perfectly-timed photos taken by amateurs and without a retouch in sight!
1. A flying dog that only has a head and a tail
2. When a stork decides to deliver a baby!
3. A hungry baby bird being fed by its mom!
4. The exact moment a bubble bursts
5. When a sports teacher sets the timer and has to race back for the shot
6. When a black and brown bear meet in the forest
7. The rare time an amateur gets the perfect nature shot - the whale, the landscape, the calm sea... Magic!
8. Don't panic, the truck's sure it's not a problem
9. Someone's not at all happy!
10. K-9's enjoying a well-earned treat!
11. When a gorilla wants to check out your selfies
12. A humpback whale showing off its flying skills
13. Hell hath no fury like a protective mom...This is what happens when you try to approach a baby elephant
14. Cats, don't you just love 'em!
15. A leaping frog caught taking off!
16. Just a deer-cat having a rest
17. You never know what you'll bump into on the slopes!
18. The day Homer first saw Marge
19. When a bird stops by for a chat
20. The split second when a bolt of lightning struck a tree
21. Seagulls are known to be clever thieves!
22. A stunning squirrel photographed in Achankovil in Kerala, India
23. When your little boy morphs into a pigeon
24. An eclipse photographed through the wings of a bird!
25. A canine wipeout!
26. The day you were so deep in thought that you didn't notice a rampaging Godzilla...
28. A very supple, jumping dog!
29. Duck, it's about to land!
30. When your cat shakes its head just as you press the shutter!
31. This is what happens if you throw a glass of water into the air on a sub-zero day!
32. We bet you've never seen a levitating boat!
Without any disrespect towards the amazing professional photographers out there, this selection goes to show that sometimes it's all about luck. Being at the right place at the right time... Reason enough to always keep your smartphone close to hand!