As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. They act as a reminder for our most unforgettable moments, precious memories, shining achievements, and sometimes even our most epic failures. Nowadays, just about everyone in the modern world carries a cell phone, and therefore a camera, everywhere they go. This allows for many more instances of perfectly timed or accidentally priceless moments. After all, more often than not, it is the shots we are not attempting to capture that end up having the most memories and stories attached to them.
Be warned, however, in this video we will be taking a look at ten photos taken before reality hit. Honestly, these moments could not have been more perfectly timed if the photographers had planned it. At the same time, some viewers may find these images to be shocking, hilarious, and even cringe-worthy. We may be only seeing the moment as it happens, but for some there is no denying what happened next. For example, if you stick your finger near a duck’s mouth to take a selfie, chances are that you are going to get bitten. Or if you hand a child a high-powered fire hose, there is a chance that you are going to get sprayed. Cause and effect really. Then again, there are the completely unexpected turn of events, like having an old lady topple backwards into a pool while you are getting your photo taken. Or how about being photobombed by a ‘shark’ while surfing? There is no telling what is going to happen in that instant when we click the shutter button after all.