Pictures have the power to express so much. That’s why it’s often said they are worth a thousand words. Often times, pictures tell an entire story. But they can also sometimes be misinterpreted, especially if there is something completely unrelated going on in the background. Next time you’re about to pose for a photo, it’s a good idea to glance behind your shoulder and check to see if anything else is making its way into your frame.
This is especially the case if your photographing some momentous moment that you’ll want to cherish for the rest of your life, like prom night or your wedding. If not, you may end up on judge Judy with a famous person sitting behind you or planking in your sisters wedding picture, two things which are hilarious, but unfortunate to the cute photo you were hoping to snap (we understand that you are probably very confused by those two scenarios, but you will see later on in the list). Check out the following pictures and make sure you don’t make this same mistake at home.
Bring Your Own Beer
Sometimes crowds at sporting events get a little too rowdy. There are some die hard fans out there, and if you got two of them cheering for opposing teams sitting next to each other, things can get ugly. Look at these two who clearly butted heads during the game.
Doesn’t the guy who’s being taken down by security bear a striking resemblance to Sylvester Stallone when you wake him up early in the morning? The best part about the picture, however, is the guy in the background, who’s seemingly very amused by the whole situation and thoroughly enjoying his beer. Good thing he brought along his beer, because the show is BYOB.
Kangaroos Love Paris
Paris Hilton loves attention. As she tries to get the attention of this kangaroo, she fails to completely neglect what’s going on in the background of the photo. It’s not surprising that these two kangaroos are getting it on, especially at the sight of the one and only bombshell beauty, Paris Hilton.
They are clearly big fans of her. In fact, they are so loyal to her that they only stay at Hilton hotels when they travel. Paris, who’s not exactly known for her IQ is determined to capture the perfect selfie with her new friend so that she can share it with her 10+ million followers on Instagram. How long do you think it took her to realize what’s going on behind her?
Leaning Tower Of Butts
The leaning tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It’s famous worldwide for its unintended tilt, which began during its construction in the 12th century. Millions of tourists flock there yearly to take in the site and snap this quintessential picture of pretending to hold up the tower.
But, sometimes your photo gets unintentionally photobombed and you end up with a hilarious picture like this, which we think is just awesome. It looks like this guy is supporting the girl (by her butt) so that she can keep the tower from toppling over onto her. This guy is a hero and we think he deserves recognition for his heroic act.
A butt sniff for dogs is no different than a handshake for humans. Dogs have an amazing sense of smell which is 10,000 to 100,000 times better than humans. They also have a special organ which allows them to ignore the smell of poop when they sniff another dog’s butt.
Unfortunately for the fourth dog in the picture who’s off to the side, he’s missing out on the optimal butt sniffing that his other three comrades are doing. I hope Tom Six doesn’t make this into a film.
Prom Night Gone Wrong
There comes a monumental point in every high schooler’s life when it’s time for prom. Many high schoolers spend a lot of time getting ready for the big day, choosing the perfect outfit and finding a date. Well, this boy’s big day finally came and he is looking sharp.
He’s getting ready to pick up his hot date in the limo and of course, dad naturally wants to get a picture of him before he heads out. But, his dad seems to have made the classic dad mistake. He never quite figured out how to properly use a camera. Good job, dad. Way to land a spot in the prom photo album 2018.
Consider Yourself Warned
Golfing is quite often a relaxing day out with a few pals. The sun is shining, you work on your swing, ah how calming. But every so often, you might run into a rowdy crowd on the course that takes you out of your zen. Apparently, these guys were looking to spice things up a bit.
They prefer to save the resting for home and instead get a little rowdy with some 13 Miller High Life’s. Well, they better watch it because it looks as though their golf cart is about to flip over. We wish we could have warned them.
Grandparents just don’t understand technology and why we constantly have to snap pictures of ourselves, especially if we are showing off our gym progress and uploading it to social media. Which by the way, is completely understandable because the whole act is just bizarre if you stop and think about it.
Well, this grandma seems to have gotten the worst of it. Not only does she have her grandson living with her, filling her fridge with protein shakes and leaving her no room for her split pea soup, but she’s also been given the job as her grandson’s photographer, which by the look on her face, doesn’t seem like she’s understanding much of.
How's My New Profile Picture?
With this look, the guy could go interview with some major companies. But, he may want to pose in front of a blank wall if he’s thinking to make this picture his Linkedin picture.
Regardless, next time he’s snapping a photo, he should probably make sure that there aren’t any mirrors in the background. And if you don’t know what i’m referring to then you should probably peek in the mirror for a surprise.
Educational Zoo Outing
“Mom, dad how are babies born?” This little girl asked her parents the night before. “A stork brings it” her parents replied. Well, this girl is about to get a slap into reality. Her zoo outing with grandma seems to have taken a turn for the worse.
Either the photographer was completely ignorant of what was happening in the background or somebody with a sick mind took advantage of the girl’s nativity and the opportunity to snap this picture. Well, the picture is pretty hilarious either way.
Lift And Squat
Have you ever tried an at home workout and scramble to find makeshift weights in your house? You may find yourself holding cans of beans or water bottles.
Well, this guy in the background needed something a bit heavier. He’s in his bulking stage which is honorable. But, using a child as a substitute for weights, not so much. Best of luck to him trying to explain that in court.
Looking at the background of this picture won’t do you much. So, we’ll help you out. Take your gaze south, towards the bottom of the picture. Now do you notice it?
I’m not really sure how to explain what’s going on here. This isn’t a background picture as much as it’s a forefront picture but still, it was highly deserving of a place on this list.
Selfie Gone Wrong
Who wasn’t taking bathroom selfies in 2010? Everyone and their mother. But this is one selfie gone majorly wrong. Not only is the lighting horribly yellow, but this dude has sunglasses on, in a bathroom. And the worst part about this picture is clearly the elderly man urinating in the background.
This picture is wrong on so many levels. But I must say, poor man. He probably can’t understand why in the world that dude is taking a selfie in the bathroom, and worst of all, he ended up in the picture urinating!
Here Comes The Boom
Sometimes baseball fans get a bit too excited, as did this super fan right here. This is why you should never let your excitement get the best of you.
This guy jumped onto the field but didn’t get very far until security pounced on him. In his defense, he’s just a huge fan and is psyched about the Astros playoff run after all that the city endured.
Check out the bottom right of the picture. Well, well, well, now who do we have here? We have none other than the 42nd former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
He’s looking as confused as ever, as if to say “hey, what’s going on here?” Well, we too are confused, Bill. Just what exactly are you doing there?!
Long Lost Twin
Did you just do a double take? We sure did. News reporter Mustangs Barghouti is on live TV with the same program on right behind him. But, his facial expressions on and off the television look different.
On the TV he looks like he’s explaining something but in the photo he looks like he’s annoyed about something. Hmm the world will never know!
The Backdrop Is Important
The backdrop in a film or TV show is very important as it sets the mood of the show. But sometimes something makes it into the background without being noticed. Here you can see a truck which was accidentally included in the picture in Game Of Thrones, obviously a big mistake.
The photo went viral. Actually, the screenshot is from a behind the scenes video for Beyond the Wall. The Snapchat caption is pretty funny but it is quite weird to see a truck in the background there.
It's Rich Uncle Penny Bags!
Now this photo is priceless. An activist, identified as Ian Madrigal, dressed up as the iconic Rich Uncle Pennybags at the 2017 Senate Equifax. He later reappeared in similar fashion in 2018 when Google SEO Sundar Pichai testified before Congress.
He says that the act is a protest of the internet company’s inability to self-regulate when it comes to protecting consumer data. It’s a perfect photobomb of the mascot of Monopoly who has been around since 1940. Rich Uncle Pennybags was also listed as the ninth richest fictional character in Forbes Fictional 15 list.
Would Rather Eat Chips
You could spend hours getting ready for the school dance and one hundred dollars on the perfect dress or you can just not and stay in pajamas and eat chips.
Which sounds more fun? Well to this kid in the background, clearly eating chips is the chosen option. Follow your heart kids and stay true to yourself.
It’s Just A Toy
If that man wasn’t standing in a toy store I would never guess that that’s a toy he’s holding in his hand. JK I WOULD because that’s so obviously a toy! Well, the woman in the background wasn’t as convinced.
Her reaction is simply priceless. Maybe she thinks it’s a sex toy, but judging based off of other things in the store, it’s obviously not. Anyways, the manufacturer of that toy could benefit from a redesign.
Oh Hey, Amy Schumer
Having Amy Schumer as an extra on Judge Judy is brilliant. Do you think she brought along popcorn? The funny thing is that Judge Judy never once acknowledged that one of the world’s biggest comedians was in her audience.
She had viewers excited but also very confused! And the controversy of the day? Missing Yu-Gi-Oh cards. How exciting!
Picture Not So Perfect
Remember when we said pictures are worth a thousand words. Well that’s basically how we feel about this picture. It sums up perfectly what it’s like to be a teenager, all in one picture.
Every family has that black sheep; that one family member that never wants to do things with the rest of the family. Well the boy in the background seems to be that sheep.
If you look at it for long enough, the girl in the background looks a lot like Chewbacca. Maybe it’s his sister, Drewbacca. I do wonder whether the four people in the picture took the picture simply because they were enjoying their time together or because they want to remember the Star Wars character look-a-like that they spotted.
Either way, you can probably expect to see her on Ellen soon!
Can you find Waldo? It’s quite easy to spot him in the background of this picture. Just like the rest of us, Waldo also needs to eat and he likes to take advantage of half-prices appetizers as much as the next Joe.
He’s come quite a long way since his days in the books. Check out the next one who is Harry Potter’s ultimate arch-rival!
Who cracks you up more in the picture? The girl in the car who’s crying cause she doesn’t want to leave the safari? Or the ostrich getting his snack on?
Or perhaps it’s the llama who seems to be just hanging out in the back minding his own business. A day at the safari can mean a lot of things and you never know what you’re going to get.
This is a great scene from a classic nineties movie that you need to put on your computer background. If you aren’t sure what this is, you need to go on YouTube and search the "Office Space Printer scene".
It basically summarizes the life of an office employee.
The Wedding Plank
In a few years from now, this couple and the guy planking in the background will have to explain what planking is. I’m not sure why this guy chose to do this in the background of the couple’s picture.
Maybe he felt an urgent need to work on his abs and spotted the perfect place to do that. I do think it would have been funnier if he had some groomsmen do it with him.
Voldemort Getting His Tan On
Wait, didn’t Voldemort die in the seventh series? Whoops did I just spoil that for you? Well if you didn’t finish that series already in 2007 like the rest of us then you’re welcome, you need to move on. It looks as though Voldemort has reappeared from the dead with the sole intention of getting his tan on.
Maybe he’s trying to impress a lady. As strange as this person looks in the park, you must remember the picture of Paris Hilton selfie-ing with kangaroos in Australia. Yea, this picture doesn’t look so weird anymore now does it?
Weights Before Dates Shirt
Does this guy with the New York Jets hat not look like Will Smith upon first glance? Well, Will Smith is not a Jets fan, he’s obviously a die-hard Eagles fan. The guy in the background with the weight before dates shirt - that shirt is genius. The problem is that the guy is wearing this shirt and not actually lifting the weights.
Seems as though he could benefit from lifting some weights and then he’ll be getting those dates and not just swiping right on tinder all the time with no response. Looks like he’s heading to the local Wendy’s for dinner once again.
How Do I Look?
There’s nothing like a prom selfie with your cat eating your big dump in the background. I could have sworn cats were meant to be the sane ones and dogs like to drink water from the toilet.
That guy should probably give the cat some food because it seems hungry. Maybe if he stopped spending so much time snapping selfies he’d be a better caretaker.
Daddy Daughter Moment
Depending on how you look at it, the boy in the background ruined the picture or made it brilliant. This girl was so excited to catch her first fish and all what she wanted was to pose alongside her pops.
Unfortunately for her, at that exact moment her brother thought it would be a perfect time to relieve himself, conveniently right in the background of the picture. We must say that’s some pretty impressive distance he’s accomplishing.
It Happens To Us All
You know that moment of embarrassment and shame you feel when you walk out of a public bathroom only to realize that you were in the wrong bathroom? Well unfortunately for this princess in the green dress, her mistake was caught on camera.
In the photo, she is seen accidentally coming out of the men’s bathroom. It’s not every day that somebody actually catches you in the act!
Everybody has their own special way of warming up before a race. Some people like to jog a little or stretch their muscles out. I can’t say I’ve seen anybody doing this kind of pre-warm up. But to each his own and if it’s worked for him in the past then I can’t judge. He must be pretty serious about it with two hands and not only one.
Or it could just be very cold outside. Nah, we’ll go with the first theory. At least the photographer has a heart and keeps things anonymous in the picture by blurring out the guy’s face.
We are so happy that this moment was caught on camera and hopefully the guy in the background was called out on his filthy acts of shame.
Anyways, with a flip phone I can’t imagine that he caught anything worthwhile because those phone cameras are shit. So, he probably just turned out to be a loser and was called out for his unadulterated savagery.
The Center Of Attention
Forget the four girls in the front of the picture. This young boy in the background is so clearly the center of attention. These girls thought that they were taking a cute photo together to share on their Instagram. They all look picture perfect and they managed to snap a picture without anybody’s eyes closed.
They couldn’t have expected what happened next - this boy jumped in the background of the picture in what was an epic photobomb. Way to steal the thunder from the ladies.
Just your average visit to grandma's, the uncut version. While these thoughtful children took time out of their busy schedules to be with grandma at her old age home and keep her company, they didn’t expect to find that grams was thriving in her new environment. Bingo is so 2018.
Bring on the nude Jacuzzi sessions, yoga parties and beer Olympics. Who said grandparents couldn’t get down and dirty? To hell with the grandchildren, grandma just wants them to leave already.
If it’s someone who doesn’t get as much attention after a new baby is born, it’s the family pet. This woman couldn’t look happier to show off her growing baby bump.
Her dog, however, has quite a different opinion. He knows that the baby is going to change his life so he’s letting his owner knows just how badly he feels about it.
How Not To Parent
Yea.. this is what you would call how not to parent. But some sports fans may say that this act is brilliant. The father seems to be lowering his child down so that he can retrieve a baseball.
They will be able to pass this ball down for generations to come. Would you risk losing your child in order to score an NLB ball? I guess many people would.
I'm Gonna Choke You!
What a nice family picture at Mount Rushmore! Unfortunately, a family in the background doesn’t seem as pleased to be there together. There are all sorts of parenting styles and ways to reprimand your child. This mother looks like she’s using the choking method. The young boy must have really done something bad to receive this sort of treatment. Poor chap. This is not to be tried at home, people.
This nice family was just trying to take a picture to commemorate their trip at what looks like Mount Rushmore. Apparently, some other family members in the back weren’t having such a good time. That little boy in the back must have really done something wrong for his sister to take it to this extreme.
So Many Pretty Ballerinas
The girls are right after their long awaited ballet recital. They rehearsed for this recital for months and it turned out to be a huge success. They are posing here with their dance teacher and wait, who is that in the background?
Perhaps he is also a ballet dancer which would explain his lack of shirt. Or maybe he’s a vampire who’s come to suck their blood. Either way, this guy pulled off an epic photobomb.
First Day Of School
Who doesn’t have a classic first day of school with the siblings picture? Parents seem to love snapping pictures and having memories of this day. They finally get to see their children all grown up. Here you have three siblings that are about to leave for their first day of school.
And not only are their parents proud. Their family pet also seems to be so overcome with emotions that he’s also celebrating, Rather, in quite a different manner.
When You Gotta Go...
What a fun looking afternoon party! You know when it starts to get nicer out and everybody just wants to be outside together to take advantage of the warm weather? Good weather, cute girls, but what is going on in the background? Is that a guy relieving himself mid conversation?
I’m afraid that’s what it appears to be. I know he doesn’t want to miss a minute of sun but seriously, have some manners dude.
Little House Pet
What parents don’t love dressing up their baby in an adorable outfit and snapping pictures of him for memories? This turned into a perfectly timed photo of the baby.
The baby looks so snuggly in his cute knit outfit. The family cat decided to cross right behind the baby at that exact moment so it looks like the baby has a tail.
We Gather Here Today
We gather here today.. to witness a naked man rise up from the ocean? What in the world? When this couple dreamed of having a beautiful beach wedding, this is definitely not what they thought of on their special day.
Everything seemed like it was going perfectly, even the weather was holding up and not raining like the forecast predicted. But the forecast seemed to be wrong as it made no mention of naked men rising up from the sea.
Just A Day At The Office
This company should probably start monitoring their employees more often. While it’s understandable for people in the finance industry to feel worn out and like they need a break, there’s a time and a place.
Unfortunately for the guy in the background, his little porno break was recorded on live television.
Ronald McDonald’s Evil Step-Mother
A lot of people have an evil stepmother, even Ronald McDonald. These kids were just posing at their favorite fast food chain for a picture, when Ronald McDonald’s wicked step mother pulled up behind them and photobombed their picture. That’s pretty creepy!
Seriously, what is this?! It looks like MacDonald's was going for a Halloween Special and decided to employ this IT look-alike to scare the drive-thru customers.
Strike A Pose
When this girl’s boyfriend told her to strike a pose, apparently, everyone at the beach followed suit. The woman in the background chose quite a unique pose for a picture, with her hand in her unzipped pants…
When you’re in a public place just know that in today’s day in age, literally anything and everything you do can end up somewhere.
I’m just not sure what in the world is going on in this photo and what anybody here is doing in this photo. But I must say that it’s very creepy.
Why is this couple posing in front of a storefront? And who is the weirdo behind them? And does the couple know she’s behind them? Shit is getting real weird.
Get A Room
I’m not sure if this boy is pissed because he’s bowling poorly today or because of the disturbing situation in the background. Regardless, a bowling alley is definitely not the place to get frisky.
I know that balls can be a turn on, but there are usually kids and birthday parties going on! Couldn't this couple have fulfilled their needs in the restroom?
The New Way To Eat
This is a pilot restaurant that you might be seeing in a town near you soon. A restaurant where all food is served from one girl’s boobs. So, basically like an upgraded Hooters.
Whether you want sliders or fries, her boobs keep the food warm. And the restaurant walls will be decked out in stylish trash bags.
Dads Not Allowed
Nobody let the dad come watch his daughter take pictures for her school dance. Why? Because he refused to put on a shirt. But the master of disaster found a clever way in.
He looks especially creepy in the background. I just hope he wasn’t in every picture like this because then the poor girl wouldn’t have any nice prom pictures.
Who doesn’t take selfies when they’re with their BFF having a slumber party? Well this girl’s dog wanted in on the Instagram glory and he wanted to broadcast his best feature - his rear end.
Needless to say, this is the most likes this girl has ever gotten on Instagram. So many that she ended up opening an Instagram page for her dog too.
Now that kid is the epitome of what it means to be dedicated to your hockey team. Although he seemingly wasn’t feeling his best on picture day, he made it out anyways to the photo shoot with his teammates.
He got dressed up in his uniform and headed down to the hockey rink with his fellow teammates. Well, his teammates are lucky that his aim is so good. Hopefully nobody got hit with any residue.
Don’t Always Believe What You See In The News
Have you ever been told that you shouldn’t always believe everything you see in the news? Well here’s to that being 100% true!
While this reporter is trying to tell us that the party is over, it’s clear from the background that the party is just heating up. Wish I was there !
Just A Pinch!
This guy is a real jerk. I hope that he’s at least friends with the ladies he’s creepily standing behind.
The ladies were about to take what looked like a very cute picture until this perv had to come from behind them and fake grab his nipple. Seriously grow up!
Make A Wish
Did this couple throw a coin into the fountain wishing for a half naked man to come riding the horse? Seems like they did! Weddings are the perfect occasion to photo bomb the hell out of.
The adorable newlyweds were about to get a great photo posing in front of the fountain when some guy decided it was the perfect opportunity to come, rip his pants off and ride on one of the marble horses. I mean, it was just so enticing. I’m sure you can relate.
Alright I’m not sure what is going on in this picture but it makes me nervous about ever going to a public bathroom again. Here are two friends who just wanted to take a cute pic together in their red and white matching school uniforms.
What they got in the end was in fact a cute picture of themselves but ruined completely by the photobombing zombie in the background. I couldn’t tell you what is going on in the background here but it’s completely bizarre.
Strong Like A Bull
Another picture which was captured at the perfect moment! The guy in the background was passing by at the right time and it looks as though the boy is picking him up with his giant hand.
This couldn’t have come out more perfectly, and that little boy looks bad-ass!