Photos are supposed to provoke human emotion. And whether it's happiness, sadness, or even just interest, the capacity for a photograph to move us is pretty impressive which is why we at OMG Lane have compiled a list of awesome and hilarious photos captured at just the right moment.
Here are 30 photos that captured the unexpected.
1. A Model Cat
Cats are popular pets across the globe, and various products are marketed at their owners.
But even with the emergence of celebrity cats, you'd think a top fashion house like Abercrombie And Fitch would think twice before using a cat to model their clothes. Not that he doesn't look in good shape...
2. Nature can be rude...
Nature takes no prisoners, and even if you belong to the same species, that doesn't make you exempt from being on the receiving end of a nasty kick.
3. Living On The Edge
One lucky wildlife enthusiast got more than he bargained for when he/she took a photo of two lizards on a branch.
What was probably them mating turned into something far more eye-catching, however, once the picture revealed that one lizard was clinging onto its friend for dear life.
4. Applauding the pain and indignity
The chances of catching a baseball in a stadium are as little as 1 in 563, yet this man came closer than most.
Unfortunately, his eyes were literally on the prize instead.
5. We're not quite sure if this dog morphed into a shark.....
Any dog owner will know that a surefire way to their heart is food, and if you've never believed that you only have to look at this photo to be swayed.
If that isn't a happy dog, we don't know what is.
6. It's a monster!!!
Deceptive photography never fails to amaze us, even if we know deep down that a giant fluffy dog could never morph into a giant killer.
Not that giant dogs couldn't one day become a reality..
7. Dicing with death
If you want to look attractive and rebellious, then perhaps it's best to make sure all your future photos include a fierce fork of lightning in the background?
Just don't die.
8. "Eye Eye, Captain"
If you own a parrot you're A) Someone who doesn't care about the welfare of animals or B) A one-eyed pirate.
In this instance, it's safe to say he's the latter.
9. Men seem to be embracing their more feminine side
Deceptive imagery is all the rage online, and it took us a good few minutes before we finally noticed that this picture was perfectly normal.
10. Allison Stokke's balancing act
A 17-year-old Allison Stokke broke the internet when a sport's blog re-posted a photo of the then High School pole vaulter online and ever since, Stokke's name, despite her athletic prowess, has been synonymous with her looks. However, this photo of Stokke's competing at a High School event made her appear like some sought of mutant who could make poles hover in thin air.
Though If you look closely, you'll see her shoulder is merely playing host to a delicate balancing act.
11. Smothering your child in a bubble
Is your child giving you the runaround? Well, here's one way you can give yourself a bit of peace.
Entertaining the child as well, these bubbles work wonders... until they pop a millisecond later.
12. A water droplet reflects the image of the adjacent map
Many great websites are dedicating large pages of their sites and publications to travel photography, but sometimes, amateur photography just can't be topped.
Just take this photo of a water droplet reflecting an image of the Earth. Whether the photographer meant it is debatable, but it goes to show the potential we all have, regardless of individual equipment.
13. Having a blast
Taken at the Colour Bomb Carnival In Edinburgh, Scotland, paying visitors are encouraged to throw and immerse themselves in coloured corn starch bombs made from 7 separate colour dyes.
As you can see, it looks like a whole lot of fun and judging by the photo; we want in on the action!
14. A breath of fresh air
Who said statues have no souls and aren't real?
You did, that's who!
15. The evil bunny
Creepy but equally impressive, we're sure someone has started a rumour online that all bunnies are now killing fire monsters.
They're not, just in case you weren't sure and had one at home.
16. Urban splashing
Wouldn't it be the worst if you were on your way to work only to get a wave of gutter water swept in your face?
It would be even more annoying if you then looked upon and noticed that the advert on the bus happened to be of a couple laughing at you as they slide down a sun-dappled theme park attraction.
17. When karma's behind you
Thankfully, societies' attitudes towards hunting have largely been replaced by a more concerted effort to preserve the world's wildlife, so it isn't surprising that many were more than happy to express their joy when this picture circulated online.
But no, they didn't die.
18. Devil Horns
Red horns are associated with evil and eternal doom, but horns of a different kind were on display in this scintillating photo.
Photographing the sunset amidst thick clouds and an overcast sky, flickers of sun shone through the opaque conditions and gave shape to two adjacent horns. Pretty awesome.
19. The eco-friendly bicycle
Yes, it's an uber-cool praying mantis riding a bike, but unfortunately, it isn't the kind of bike humans are accustomed to. The interestingly shaped object is a curled-up fern that just happens to appear as one once the insect adopts a hunched position.Not that it doesn't look any less bad-ass.
More bad ass than Lance Armstrong, anyway....
If you're going to be snapped puking, it's always good to know that you can pull it off when in proximity to a river.
That way, you can make it appear as though last night's drunken escapades were all done to aid Earth's splendour.
21. A rat full of flamingos?
Flamingos are some of the most beautiful species on Earth, but when they huddle together, it doesn't always make for a pretty sight, at least not from above.
But hey, you can't fault the gorgeous photography.
22. "I've been hit in the face, Jack"
Re-creating one of cinema's most romantic moments will never be easy, but if you're willing to go full on cheese and embrace everything corny about your relationship then you probably won't care.
But getting hit in the face by a seagull? Now that's something you're going to care about.
23. Beauty killing cuteness
Not all owls are as harmless as Harry Potter's pet owl, Hedwig, and this juxtaposition photo of a dangerous world that exists between hunters and the hunted is a perfect example.
It's safe to say the mouse didn't survive...
24. Feline Love
Cats don't often form tight bonds the way dogs do, but perhaps this photo proves they aren't immune to physical affection.
Timed to perfection, the photo goes to show that in some cases, love really is in the air.
25. Searching for a friend
This endearing photo of a lonely dragonfly couldn't have found a better home after landing on the leg of a person with a dragonfly tattoo on their foot.
Now, let's get loads of money tattooed to our feet and see what happens!
26. Sharing is caring
It appears this orangutan isn't letting this adorable pooch get away without eating his fruit if he's to have his pudding after.
We just can't work out which one's cuter!
27. Not everyone likes dolphins...
Perhaps mistaking the dolphin for a shark, this little girl couldn't help but cry the after seeing the dolphin lurk in the background.
We've all be there, though. Especially when it comes to opening up our bills.
28. High five!
Will you see a cooler shark ever again? We doubt it!
Just don't try to prove us wrong. You may find they eat you before you have a chance to send us proof.
29. "Room for one more?"
The Red Arrows are a famous division of Britain's Royal Air Force, and their shows regularly attract thousands of spectators. Even birds...
Getting in the way of the ninth plane on the far right, this aptly timed photo is one of the best we've seen.
30. Their words, not ours
Corporations like Starbucks are never going to please everyone, but no one excepts such criticism to come from the company.
But who knows? Maybe it was all a clever ploy of advertising? Or maybe it was just a silly error that led to the perpetrator getting fired? Probably the latter, which must have really sucked.