Snapping the perfectly timed photo isn’t easy. It’s especially difficult when you’re trying to use Snapchat to do so.
Although the app is insanely popular these days, when it comes to high quality photos, Snapchat doesn’t quite cut it. Which, we will admit, is part of its inherent charm.
But, what it lacks in definition, it makes up for in quirky filters and ease of use. And people use both of these to their full advantage when using the app.
And, believe it or not, there are actually some really awesome Snapchat photographers out there! So, we thought we would take this opportunity to highlight some of the Snapchat visionaries out there who captured some pretty insane moments at just the right time.
18 Ice Will Help the Swelling
One of our favorite aspects of the perfectly timed Snapchat story is that it’s not always what’s in the forefront that demands your attention. Sometimes, the magic of the photo is actually looming behind the focal point and takes a couple glances before it can be truly seen.
Which is exactly what’s happening in the picture above. At first glance, you just see a beautiful, snowy wonderland complete with fresh powder and groups of people spending their afternoon sledding down a hill.
But, if you look a little closer, what you’ll find is one sledder who may have bit off a little more than they could chew when they went careening down this slope.
Whoever you are, we sure hope you’re okay and that you were able to dig your head out of the snow after this particular biff.
17 That Will Cost Extra
Out of all the mythological creatures that have been depicted in literature throughout history, the unicorn has to be one of the most popular, and for good reason.
These horse-like creatures are entirely white in color and sport a single, pointed horn that protrudes from their heads and looks totally awesome. They’re also considered to be fairly ornery and difficult to catch and have made unicorn hunters lives a nightmare since they were first publicized in 5th century B.C.
But, as tough as they may or may not have been, unicorns are still often depicted as being soft-spoken and hardly anything for people to worry about. And that is how you end up with pictures like the one above.
Of course, we have no idea if unicorns actually walked Earth. But, we would imagine their guts aren’t rainbow-colored.
16 Beware of Floating Head
It’s been said a million times before, but humans truly aren’t deserving of dogs. Out of all the animals on the planet, dogs are some of the most pure and loyal that have ever existed and their companionship is something that really does enrich people’s lives.
When it comes to loyalty, there’s nothing like a dog. They stick by your side, they snuggle you after you’ve had an exceptionally long day, and their goofy antics can put a smile on your face regardless of how down in the dumps you may be.
What we are trying to say is that dogs sure are a lot of fun. And as you can see in this particular picture, they even photograph well! Name one pet that can do all of that. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
15 Benjamin Button Rips
Whether or not you consider skateboarding to be an actual sport, you do have to admit that it’s actually pretty difficult. The first time people step on a skateboard, they usually end up shooting out and landing on their behind. Which we couldn’t be happier about because, frankly, it’s hilarious.
Those that are good at skateboarding are quite impressive to watch whether they’re cruising down the street, at a skatepark, or even competing on television. And kids these days are ripping harder than ever before.
However, as good as skateboarders have become over the years, a big part of what they do is slam and smash their bones into the pavement. And when they do, they often make goofy faces like the kid in this picture.
14 What Have You Done
When it comes to photography, sometimes you just get lucky and end up capturing something truly remarkable just by being at the right place at the right time. You can’t always count on this happening, but, if you have a good eye, you can certainly better your chances of seizing an excellent photo opportunity when it presents itself.
Otherwise, in order to get the perfect shot, you just have to keep snapping photos as often as possible. Which is what most photogs do when they’re on assignment or just casually taking pictures in their free time.
That being said, we would imagine the picture above is one of those spur of the moment shots that just fell into this particular Snapchatter's lap. Either that or they just have a real knack for capturing totally random weirdness.
13 Dogs Can Do It Too
When it comes to climbing onto really tall surfaces, cats really seem to have all the fun. They’re spry and nimble and there’s honestly not too many obstacles that can prevent them from getting whatever it is that they want.
Dogs, on the other hand, aren’t nearly as agile as cats and can often be quite dopey. Sure, some of the working and hunting dog breeds have above average intelligence compared to other canines, but, they’re still nowhere near as cunning and ruthless as their feline friends.
However, this dog has had enough of that, “cats can do it, but dogs can’t,” mentality and decided to show off just how athletic dogs really are.
We are just happy someone snapped this photo right before this pup inevitably fell right off that fence they climbed up on.
12 Sing It, Whitney
In her prime, Whitney Houston was one of the most incredibly talented and gifted performers that the world had ever seen. Her voice was immaculate, her stage presence was unbelievable, and she really knew how to work a crowd.
Unfortunately for her, her diva days were cut short when she regrettably got into illicit substances. But, even though she’s gone, her hits still live on in bars, clubs, and in people’s headphones all around the world.
Of course, some of her songs are more popular and more often quoted than others. But, if you go through her discography, you would be amazed at how many chart-toppers she had over the years.
And if you’re anything like this hippo, as soon as Whitney comes on, you can’t help but throw your head back and belt it out.
11 A Horse Of Course
When it comes to intelligence, animals really don’t get the credit they deserve. At this point in history, people do understand the brains of these beasts better than ever before. But, still, if you watch the behavioral patterns of an animal for longer than five minutes, it seems they’re way smarter than we realize.
Some of the smartest, not to mention most majestic, animals out there are horses.
They’re the perfect combination of brain and brawn and they have played a pretty substantial role in human life ever since they first galloped around with someone on their backs.
But, like all other animals, as smart as horses are, they’re also pretty dorky from time to time. And each and every time they are, you can guarantee it’s going to be as hilarious as the picture above.
10 Cats Are Creepy
It goes without saying, but there’s a pretty noticeable difference between people who consider themselves, “cat people,” and those that consider themselves, “dog people.”
Usually, you can tell them apart based on their demeanor. Cat people are often more reserved, while dog people are more often the life-of-the-party types that like to have fun and be the center of attention.
Of course, these personality traits can definitely vary between dog and cat people. But, more often than not, humans resemble the pets they have both in looks and mood the longer they have them.
That being said, if humans do really act and look like the animals they have, the owner of this cat might be a little bit on the creepy side. That cat's eyes are those of nightmares. Yikes.
9 What Happened Last Night?
Everyone can remember their wild party days. Heck, some of us are still very much in our wild party days. But, whether you’re still routinely closing out the bars, or enjoying the occasional glass of scotch at home, you probably have at least one crazy drinking story that you plan on never sharing with your grandkids.
Before camera phones hit the scene, going out and getting drunk was pretty easy. However, nowadays, tying one on is a little more stressful since people are so quick to Snapchat literally every weird and wild thing they see.
You really have to be careful out there because you never know who exactly is capturing your antics on either photo or video. So, next time you’re out on the town and plan on getting crazy, maybe wear a disguise.
8 Yo' Mama
They may be a bit old fashioned, but there really isn’t anything better than a solid, “yo’ mama,” joke. As dorky as they may be, they are still pretty timeless and are always perfect when you need to give your friends a hard time.
Some of these jokes are certainly better than others, but we thought the one in the Snapchat above is absolutely savage, not to mention pretty clever.
If you were the unlucky recipient of this Snap, we imagine you were pretty bummed out.
Mostly because, unless you happen to be right next to a pothole that you can snap a photo of and send back, there really isn’t a way for you to come back from this one. All you can do is roll your eyes and put some ice on the burn.
7 Knock Knock
There’s nothing worse than having to drive around the neighborhood trying to find your dog after they’ve escaped from your home. Anyone who’s ever had to do this knows how stressful it is not knowing where your animal is and wondering if they’re ever going to make it home in one piece.
If you’re lucky, your dog has a collar around their neck and a tag with your number on it so they can be returned. However, if your pup routinely runs around without a collar, it makes it nearly impossible for you to get them back when they get out.
You just have to hope that they’re as smart as the little fluff ball in the picture above and know how to get home.
6 Behold the Hover-Cat
When left to their own devices, cats can get themselves into a lot of trouble. As cliche as it sounds, that whole, “curiosity ended the cat,” thing definitely holds true and it becomes increasingly apparent the more you pay attention to their actions.
You have probably seen all the videos on the internet of cats falling off of bookshelves, failing to jump from one object to another, and taking a spill because they’re too hopped up on catnip. But, there’s nothing quite like seeing all of those things unfold in person.
We honestly couldn’t be happier to have found this Snapchat of a feline friend attempting to roll around on one of those hoverboard things that people thought were cool three years ago. The look on its face alone is enough to keep you smiling for the rest of your life.
5 Cardio Much?
We don’t know why this is, but it seems that a lot of cat owners out there have a tendency to let their furry buddies pack on the pounds.
If you know anything about cats, then you probably know that being overweight is extremely bad for them and can lead to a litany of health problems down the road that are really hard to treat.
But, even with this knowledge, people still overfeed and under-exercise their kitties and allow them to get a little too fluffy for their own good.
Fortunately, there are plenty of diets you can put your cats on! However, it looks like the cat tree in the photo above is going to full on collapse before the cat on top of it ever loses the weight.
4 Can We Help You?
When ordering a pizza, there’s nothing more agonizing than having to wait for the pizza guy to arrive with your pie. If you’re lucky, you’ll get it in under thirty minutes. But, these days it seems like the, “thirty minutes or less or it’s free,” rule is no longer enforced whatsoever.
This really is a bummer considering how long it can take for your pizza to be delivered. But, we understand that it isn’t the '90s anymore and pizza places can’t afford to dish out the goods for free each and every time there’s a delay getting it to you.
But, at the very least, there should be some sort of consolation for having to wait an extended period of time. And no, sending a goose in place of your pizza is not the kind of consolation we had in mind.
3 The Circle of Life
Like we mentioned a moment ago, cats sure do have a way of getting themselves into some pretty precarious situations. Something in their DNA just makes them a little too curious for their own good and can often land them in some hot water they can’t get out of.
Take these two cats, for example. It’s bad enough that one of them managed to climb on top of that overturned box spring. It’s even worse that the other cat decided to follow suit and is now struggling to get up there safely.
Whether you’re a cat person or not, you do have to admit that these feline critters need their own reality show. Heck, it’d be more entertaining than having to, “keep up,” with the Kardashians week in and week out...
2 Glamour Shot
To say that Rihanna is one of the most intriguing, fashionable, talented, and downright beautiful songstresses on the planet would absolutely be an understatement. Her catalog is ripe with hits and it’s near impossible to turn on the radio and not hear her at least featured in one of the many songs you’ll listen to that day.
It’s hard to imagine that much beauty and that much sheer charisma is able to be packed into a single human being.
But, RiRi is no joke.
She’s a hitmaker and her career doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
So, if you’re fortunate enough to even have a shadow that resembles her, you should thank your lucky stars. Because she is easily one of the most incredible people that has ever walked this planet of ours.
1 Who Ya Gonna Call?
Even if you’re not into the paranormal, there has to be at least a small part of you deep down that knows the truth is out there.
Sure, you might not spend your time watching ghost hunting shows, listening to podcasts about famous hauntings, or doing your own investigative research, but, you probably somewhat entertain the idea of spirits occupying our human spaces.
Or, you think it’s all just a bunch of nonsense and that you don’t have time to bother speculating about something that may or may not be real.
Regardless of your feelings on the subject of the paranormal, you do have to admit that you’d be shaking in your boots if you opened up your Snapchat and saw this creepy face staring back at you.