They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but some of these would take way more than that to explain what is actually happening in them. Sometimes, someone happens to take a photo at just the right moment, leading to a perfect image that is elevated beyond the ordinary.

From the funny or frightening to the totally absurd, these are some of the most perfectly timed images ever taken, gathered from around the internet. Prepare to laugh, gasp or squint really hard, and definitely save your favourites so you can attempt to recreate them in your own time.

1. Wait, hold up a second…

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Whether it was a freak storm or just age and decay that nobody noticed, it now looks like the power lines are holding up this pylon, rather than the other way around. Weird right?

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