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21 Real-Life Photobombs That Prove Timing Is Everything

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their funniest photobombs — and here are the results!

1. This sweet Pooh Bear hug, interrupted:

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2. This curious pigeon outside of Notre Dame:

I thought it would be fun to take a cute picture outside of Notre Dame. The pigeon had another idea. —graysong
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I thought it would be fun to take a cute picture outside of Notre Dame. The pigeon had another idea.

graysong

3. This chicken who wanted to celebrate true love:

It hung out the whole night too! It even got onstage to play with the band, and on the dance floor during our first dance. I'm pretty sure it was the same chicken hanging with us when we toured the venue. —fuzzynubbins
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It hung out the whole night too! It even got onstage to play with the band, and on the dance floor during our first dance. I'm pretty sure it was the same chicken hanging with us when we toured the venue.

fuzzynubbins

4. This pup who doesn't understand the flashing rectangle:

Tobi, my mini German shepherd, is infamous for getting into everything. —fatsealsatemyshoe
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Tobi, my mini German shepherd, is infamous for getting into everything.

fatsealsatemyshoe

5. This sibling who wasn't going to let her sister's wedding go without a little mischief:

We were taking family photos after my sister's wedding. As her younger sister I couldn't pass up the opportunity to annoy her one last time. Judging by the look on her face, I think I succeeded. —khoogs24
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We were taking family photos after my sister's wedding. As her younger sister I couldn't pass up the opportunity to annoy her one last time. Judging by the look on her face, I think I succeeded.

khoogs24

6. And this sibling who couldn't let Mom get away with taking a pic with just ~one~ of her children:

Family trip to San Francisco. I borrowed my brother's sweatshirt, and when I saw the opportunity I took it. Still my proudest moment tbh. —meganc4d3861b9b
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Family trip to San Francisco. I borrowed my brother's sweatshirt, and when I saw the opportunity I took it. Still my proudest moment tbh. —meganc4d3861b9b

7. This elephant who just wanted to give her a smooch:

I was taking a selfie at an elephant camp in Thailand when I was photobombed by an elephant kiss. It was sweet and gross at the same time! —merrig
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I was taking a selfie at an elephant camp in Thailand when I was photobombed by an elephant kiss. It was sweet and gross at the same time!

merrig

8. The Red Robin bartender who meticulously plotted:

I was bartending at the time and could hear from the other side of the wall that they had asked another server to take a picture of the table. I heard her do the countdown for the picture so everyone could be ready, and right when she said "one" I jumped out of nowhere and photobombed them. It's still my best one to date. —natb11
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I was bartending at the time and could hear from the other side of the wall that they had asked another server to take a picture of the table. I heard her do the countdown for the picture so everyone could be ready, and right when she said "one" I jumped out of nowhere and photobombed them. It's still my best one to date.

natb11

9. The boat race attendee who might have just been confused:

Decided to take a selfie at the beach boat race and I guess the lady in the back was not having it. —lesliegriggs25
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Decided to take a selfie at the beach boat race and I guess the lady in the back was not having it.

lesliegriggs25

10. This guy who's clueless about the ~other~ picture being taken:

Props to my mom for catching him in the act! (My cap was The Office-themed.) —kayleew4c588d548
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Props to my mom for catching him in the act! (My cap was The Office-themed.)

kayleew4c588d548

11. This ultra-classic mom bomb:

My mother photobombing my cousin and me at our grandparents' anniversary party. Way to keep it classy, Mom. —taylorj4858ba958
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My mother photobombing my cousin and me at our grandparents' anniversary party. Way to keep it classy, Mom.

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12. This person who didn't pass up an opportunity to say cheese:

Best photobomb to date! —vrsmith87
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Best photobomb to date!

vrsmith87

13. This very gleeful background lurker:

Took this photo of my friends at a concert. The girl in the middle kills me! —kmkinniburgh
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Took this photo of my friends at a concert. The girl in the middle kills me!

kmkinniburgh

14. This daughter just really enjoying her corn on the cob:

These are my beautiful parents at the annual block party...and me photobombing doing my best to shove a corn on the cob down my throat. —queentaye
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These are my beautiful parents at the annual block party...and me photobombing doing my best to shove a corn on the cob down my throat.

queentaye

15. These background strangers casually enjoying their drinks:

I took my fiancé to check out the local music and live bands, and we took some pics. After looking at them we noticed all the extra people!—mvirginia1185
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I took my fiancé to check out the local music and live bands, and we took some pics. After looking at them we noticed all the extra people!

mvirginia1185

16. This sneaky friend who peeked around the corner at just the right time:

Took a picture of this tower in my city. Noticed later my friend decided to photobomb it. —steffybear13
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Took a picture of this tower in my city. Noticed later my friend decided to photobomb it. —steffybear13

17. This person who peeked into the mother-daughter selfie:

My mom and I were seeing Newsies and this guy did an awesome photobomb. —meredithm4648d6be4
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My mom and I were seeing Newsies and this guy did an awesome photobomb. —meredithm4648d6be4

18. The third friend who wasn't going to let her besties get away with a cute photo:

Tried to take a nice picture with my friend at our high school graduation. My other friend had a different opinion... —chanl
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Tried to take a nice picture with my friend at our high school graduation. My other friend had a different opinion...

chanl

19. This dog just doing its business as usual:

I took this pic because I liked the bench. Wasn't until later that I realized my dog was peeing in the background... —steffybear13
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I took this pic because I liked the bench. Wasn't until later that I realized my dog was peeing in the background... —steffybear13

20. This confused person who didn't understand why the random lady was taking a picture:

My mom took a picture of us walking down the boardwalk while we weren't playing attention, but this guy sure was! —kaylahunttt
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My mom took a picture of us walking down the boardwalk while we weren't playing attention, but this guy sure was!

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21. And these girls who knew they'd look so cute, until they saw the photo online:

My best friend and I were in the crowd picture for a local band's show and when it got posted on Instagram this is what we saw behind us. Not even mad — it's hilarious! —fyeahrandaj
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My best friend and I were in the crowd picture for a local band's show and when it got posted on Instagram this is what we saw behind us. Not even mad — it's hilarious! —fyeahrandaj

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