A photo is worth a thousand words, and that's because a good picture is one of the best ways to remember the past. Some photos are especially significant because they help preserve unforgettable and unrepeatable moments.
Just by looking at a single photo, memories of a nostalgic past can come flooding back and bring a smile to your face. That is why pictures of birthdays, vacations, weddings, and other special events are so precious to us.
Then there are times photos capture fun moments nobody expected. There are times when the background ends up being more exciting and sometimes more important than what the photographer was initially focused on.
For instance, some photos have dogs doing their thing, fish smiling, and celebrities photobombing family photos, and so on. So, here are 50 pictures in which the backgrounds turned out to be more interesting than the foregrounds.
1.The Mother Of All Photobombs
In most cases, you never know what roles various family members will play during your special day. Choosing the maid-of-honor, for instance, can be mind-boggling, which is why some lovebirds prefer to keep it simple by not involving a lot of people.
After all, the quick and easy option is also quite affordable, and all you need is a witness.
That witness turned out to be a patient fish for this couple, which made this one of the best photobombs you will ever see.
2. A Royal Photobomb
When he was younger, Prince Harry had the reputation of being a little rebellious. His mischief knew no bounds if this photo was anything to go by.
Although he has matured a lot since then, he is clearly still a bit of mischief. The photo was shared by a well-meaning friend who managed to catch Harry photobombing a friend's photo during the Invictus Games.
3. Christ Be With You
If you ever visit Rio, this is the photo you should aim to take. The statue of Christ, the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil, is a source of national pride built by Paul Landowski and Heitor da Silva Costa.
Although there are tons of photos of this statue, few are as unique as this picture. The photo comes complete with a bearded man, who looks a lot like the Christ, albeit a little older.
4. A Lifeguard With A Sense Of Humor
Saving lives is serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't take a moment to bring a smile on someone's face once in a while. This hilarious lifeguard decided to photobomb this woman as she took a picture in the water.
When you are constantly under the pressure of making sure nobody's life is at risk, it sometimes helps to have a little fun. Not only is this lifeguard having fun, but he also helped create one of the most exciting pictures ever.
5. An Unexpected Photobomb
When mom visited her child and took her photo, she was photobombed in the most unexpected ways. The photo was taken in Anchorage, located in Alaska, a state on the West Coast of the U.S.
Anchorage had about 300,000 people in 2019, making it the most populous city in Alaska and home to close to 40% of the state's residents. The city also boasts of a famous railroad, so people like it featured in their photos.
Fortunately for this family, the photo turned out to be more interesting than they had anticipated.
6. Playing Along During A Bachelorette Party Photo
This photo was taken by someone who was attending a cousin's bachelorette party. The image turned out to be one of the most exciting pictures of the event after a stranger decided to photobomb the girls in a hilarious way possible.
Even though we have seen pretty interesting bachelorette parties before, this photobomb is hard to beat.
7. Two Heads Are Better Than One
As the horse was having a photo taken, another decided to squeeze in and get noticed but became the focus of the picture.
Horses are pretty popular creatures, yet there are many interesting things people don't know about them, including the fact that they cannot breathe through their mouths.
They are also fast learners and highly friendly, just like dogs. Also, they have a sense of humor, as you can see from this photo.
8. Celebrity Wedding Crasher
Aquaman crashed this couple's wedding, and he went all the way and made the day extra special with his dramatic poses. Although many strangers can pop up in your pictures as you are having your wedding on the beach, this one steals the cake.
The person photobombing this couple's wedding was none other than Jason Momoa, the Aquaman. He went all the way and became a good sport during the special occasion.
9. The Most Adorable Photobomb
If there's one thing babies can do better than any of us, it's looking cute at any moment you take a photo of them. Think about it: when was the last time you didn't think a baby seemed so adorable in an image?
However, this photo turned out to be a lot more special because the cute baby also has a beautiful tail, thanks to a bit of help from a furry friend in the background.
10. Can You See The Story Here?
In many cases, taking a perfect photo means taking many pictures. However, each photo of these German Shepherds ended up being more interesting than the previous.
It's like the dog in the background is purposely trying to look hilarious in each of the photos by portraying a unique emotion with each shot.
Even if that were true, it would be hardly surprising considering how intelligent the dog breed is and how adorable German Shepherds can be.
From the look of things, these dogs are not new to cameras, and they are probably into the habit of trying to ruin each other's pictures, as this series of photos indicate.
11. A Dolphin Carried The Day
Dolphins are fun, intelligent, and incredibly agile. They can mesmerize you with their acrobatic maneuvers and their social skills.
However, this mom-to-be also learned that they could help create epic photos. The mammals are pretty playful, and it would not surprise us to hear that this dolphin decided to jump several feet above the water when this photo was being taken to appear in it.
Apparently, dolphins do this to see what is happening above the water, but the move resulted in a memorable photobomb this time.
12. The Curious Camel Friend
The Arabic language has more than 100 words for the camel, which helps demonstrate how important these animals are in this culture.
In this picture, the camel in the foreground strikes an absolutely brilliant pose for the camera. However, the friend further behind did not want to miss the precious moment the friend enjoyed in front of the camera.
Apparently, the camel photobombed every photo being taken, and each of them turned out great. So, not only can camels survive for several weeks without water and run at speeds of up to 40 mph, but they can also make photos very interesting.
13. Professional Level Photobombing
This girl is clearly a pro at photobombing. She appears to be flying in this photo, turning this family photo into an interesting piece of art.
14. Time Traveling
The three older women in the foreground seem to have traveled back in time and photobombed themselves. Otherwise, how can you explain that each of them has someone photobombing them just a short distance behind them?
The girls behind also seem to perfectly match the women's respective levels of excitement, which makes this photobomb too good to be true. The shot appears to have captured the present and the past in the same picture, and that's truly unique.
15. Scary Photobomb
He was taking a photo of his girlfriend, and something unexpected showed up in the background. Kids find transparent glass so enjoyable for some reason, so we often see things of this sort.
Hopefully, the windows were wiped down after this incident.
16. Special Wedding Guests
These lovebirds decided to have their wedding at the park. They never counted on getting a visit from many friendly trash pandas who seemed pretty excited to watch as the ceremony took place.
Apparently, the creatures watched the show for a couple of minutes before moving along.
However, before they left, they helped create one of the most memorable moments ever. The photo looked perfect, although it was totally unplanned.
So, if you are considering holding an event out in nature, this is a good reason to go ahead with your plan. We can hardly imagine how excited the couple was after these unexpected guests settled down to enjoy the ceremony.
17. Matching Hairstyles?
Unless you are very keen, it might look like the woman and the man beside her both have hair buns. However, the ancient Chinese hairstyle is not what you see here.
The man in the background was so perfectly positioned that the man in the foreground seemed like he had a bun—what a lovely picture.
18. The Zombie Horse
Horses and humans have had a peaceful coexistence for about 6,000 years now, and these creatures still play an important role in society today. During wars, they have helped out, made our jobs easier by pulling carriages and plows and played an important role in sporting events.
However, the majestic creatures can also create incredible moments when they appear in front of cameras. In this photo, the horse makes a funny expression that looks like a brain-dead zombie horse.
In reality, the horse is going through a reflex known as the flehmen response, caused by an interesting smell.
19. A Bicycle At A Mororcycle Gang
As these bikers were enjoying a unique photo moment, a man in a bicycle decided to join in and make a gesture. He might not keep up with the gang for long, but one unique opportunity is all he needed to make their photo unforgettable.
When you think of it, bicycles are much better than motorbikes as they help exercise the body. Additionally, they are a lot easier on the pocket.
Still, you have to be superhuman to keep up with bikers. Fortunately, this man did not have to do so for long to become an interesting member of this motorcycle gang.
20. A Family Of Photobombers
A family decided to totally photobomb another family as they were having their photo taken. This shows that you never know what might happen when you decide to take a photo in public.
However, even though this moment was not planned, it turned out to be quite special.
21. Reporter Photobombed By Small Dog
Even though this dog was completely asleep, it managed to become the highlight of this photo, which features a weatherman who was live on TV. Fortunately, people thought this mishap was cute, unlike many other embarrassing incidents featuring reporters.
22. Dwayne Wade Appearing In A Proposal
The former American professional basketball player appeared in a proposal without intending to. The athlete had been a player for the Miami Heat for 16 years, during which time he won three NBA championships.
However, as he was having a great time at the beach, he ended up being part of a proposal, and the couple obviously didn't mind the rare photobomb moment. These lovebirds certainly have an interesting proposal story to tell their friends.
23. The Boy Is More Prepared For The Photo Than The Lady
All tourists want to take photos in front of major landmarks. However, once in a while, something pops up and makes the photos even more special.
As this woman's photo was being taken, a boy decided to photobomb her most interestingly, making the picture a whole lot better than she expected.
24. The Grumpy Cat
Cats and dogs don't always get along. That might explain why this cat appears so displeased with this moment the dogs are getting in front of the camera.
Maybe the cat would prefer it if the attention was only on it. This photo perfectly captions the kind of relationship cats and dogs often share.
25. Excited Witness
Again, it seems like animals can't help but crash people's weddings. This dolphin looks particularly excited by this couple's special day.
It seems like the sea creature is cheering the couple on as they celebrate their love. The dolphin helped make the heartwarming moment a lot cuter than anyone would have ever imagined.
26. When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
There is little you can do when nature calls. That is why dogs, despite being our best friends and some of our most genuine supporters, can create hilariously embarrassing photobombs such as these.
Even though the dog was happy to be with the couple as they enjoyed this romantic moment, there was little it could do to avoid being the center of attention for something a lot less flattering.
27. Gotta Catch That Chicken
A chicken decided to cause chaos during a wedding by running behind the bride and groom as their photo was being taken. Chickens are quick, and so they are not that easy to catch, which explains why that man is trying so desperately to stop it in its tracks.
Apparently, chickens can see more colors than humans, and according to research, their intelligence is comparable to that of primates. That might explain why they are so difficult to catch and often seem to outsmart the humans trying to chase them down and capture them.
28. You Jump, We Jump
This is one of the best thought-out photobombs ever. Seriously, these guys deserve some credit for perfectly timing the jump when they were so far behind the girls in the foreground.
This might be part of a TikTok trend where people dance in the foreground as another group tries to copy the same move in the background. However, even if this was planned, it is still epic.
29. You Never Know What Will Pop Up In Greece
Whenever you visit another country, be prepared to experience a new culture and possibly shocking behaviors. For instance, when these girls traveled to Greece, this is the guy that photobombed them.
This is probably one of the photos they won't be too keen to share with their families once they get back home.
30. Hey There
This man and his wife were taking a picture when a giraffe went out of its way to photobomb them. How cute!
When you come to think about it, only giraffes can manage this feat, considering they have long necks that can reach places most animals never would. Usually, the long necks are used to check out for predators like lions, but they can also help make incredible photobombs, as this photo proves.
In general, giraffes are quite social, and they don't usually mind having their photos taken. Maybe this giraffe was feeling a little left out and decided to do something about it.
31.Tube Man Getting In On The Action
It's not just people and living creatures that can create hilarious photobombs, as this tube man, also known as sky dancer, demonstrates in this picture. The popular figure was initially known as the Tall Boy, and it is usually a long piece of fabric attached to a fan.
Some people think the tube man is creepy, but others find it hilarious. However, in this photo, this figure is, without a doubt, quite hilarious.
That dog seems heartbroken by this moment. Pets have been found to be susceptible to jealousy, which is usually a way for them to get attention from their owners.
At other times, the jealous-like behavior actually shows that the pet feels insecure.
So, watch how your pet reacts the next time you start petting another dog or cat. It might come budging and disrupt the interaction.
Although jealousy is not attractive, even on pets, it can sometimes turn out to be cute. But seriously, the dog in this picture seems hurt by the attention the other dog is getting.
33. A Cheeky Donkey Photobomb
You can find donkeys in practically every part of the world. They belong to the same family as horses and zebras, which is why they can interbreed.
Donkeys can also get incredibly social, and when a bonded pair of donkeys are separated, they can get sick with stress. That is why we think this donkey is trying to make friends with this horse by trying to be a fun friend as this photo is being taken.
34. The Happiest Stingray Ever
This couple was clearly enjoying their vacation, and it seems like the stingray on the background was having quite a bit of fun as well. Stingrays vary greatly concerning shape and size, but they are always fascinating and beautiful, if only for their strange appearance.
However, it seems that even though they have no bones in their bodies, they can still make great poses during photos, as you can see here.
35. Accidents Can Happen At Any Time
You have to give it to this couple for going all the way to get the photo they wanted. In their desire to create some dust during their photo, an accident happened.
Obviously, the person charged with creating this special effect was not up to the task. However, if risking your life to make a couple's dream come true does not prove you are a true friend, then nothing does.
36. Diving Instructor
The pinniped looks like it's giving the man instructions on how to dive right. Most pinnipeds are referred to as seals, and they live in cold-water environments.
Although they look nothing like fish, they are so well adapted to living in the water that they can hold their breath underwater for up to two hours and dive to distances of more than 6,500 under the water in search of something to eat.
Apparently, it seems like they also have time to photobomb divers and make it seem like they are sharing a few tips on diving while at it.
37. Models Come At All Ages
If you have the right perspective on life, age is nothing but a number. More people should embrace their age instead of trying to hide it.
This man proves that youthful energy does not have to run out just because you are much older. He photobombed this photo and made it many times better than it would have been without him in it.
This is a brave, heartwarming, and fun moment that he will probably cherish all his life. It should serve as a reminder that you should never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Ever.
38. Glamor Is Not For Everyone
Prom is so incredibly famous in the United States. However, some people couldn't care less about it.
This kid wanted to prove this hilariously by crashing the event and photobombing these girls' special photo moments.
39. The Invisible Friend
Some friends are so laid back that you hardly know they are there during your most exciting moments. This one took this trait to a whole new level by being barely visible in this group photo.
40. A Truly Unique Pigtail
The phrase pigtail did not mean what it did today, some 1600 years ago. At the time, a pigtail meant a twist of tobacco.
These days, pigtails are common among kids, not soldiers, because the word refers to a hairstyle. This cute girl has a really cute pigtail, thanks to the cat in the background.
41. I Can See You
Someone decided to take a picture of a concealed UPS package, but the cat made the otherwise boring photo more exciting by peeping through the window.
Cats can be amusing, and they can have personalities that can leave you wondering if they are smarter than they seem. As it turns out, cats also like to watch people and still look funny and cute while doing it.
42. The Problem With Taking Pictures In Public
Most of us have friends who will not hesitate to take pictures of us in public whenever we need one. That is why we often end up with pictures such as these, which raise more questions than answers.
Whatever the case, this picture is certainly a keeper.
43. What A Cute Fail!
These guys were kind enough to try and get out of the way to avoid ruining this girl's photo. However, their attempt to hide failed miserably, and they ended up creating one of the best photobombs ever.
They were so kind to do this, as most people would never bother to go to such trouble. Still, that lady could not resist the temptation to take a little peek, and her face ended up in the photo.
What a great photobomb?
44. What Is Going On?
When the owner of this dog went outside without her, she was curious and could not resist the temptation to take a peek. She ended up creating a hilarious photobomb.
Dogs are curious, especially about things their owners are up to. That can often get them into dangerous situations, but they create funny and unforgettable moments at other times.
45. Captive Photobomber
When this person was taking a photo of his kid at the mall, he ended up capturing a rather unhappy photobomber trapped in the background.
You can't make this up. Hopefully, someone helped this kid escape the elaborate trap before he went into a meltdown.
46. Never Let Them Push You Out Of The Photo
Have you ever felt that you had to appear in the photo, even if you could not justify the feeling? That's precisely what is going on here.
As these proud girls were taking their photo, another one managed to sneak her face into the photo. That seems like it took quite a bit of skill.
47. Photo With The Fishes
There are many fishes in the sea, many of which are still undiscovered. That must be why these fish probably didn't want a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity to pass them by.
Fishes come in different shapes and sizes, and some can be incredibly adorable. In this photo, the fish seems like it is making a funny face at the camera.
The photo looks like it was carefully planned, with the fish being filled in on the plan, which shows how special a perfect photobomb can be.
As far as underwater accidents go, this is certainly a great one.
48. What's Going On Back There?
When taking pictures, it is essential always to check out what is going on in the background. This photo helps prove why this is important.
Although dogs can give us many happy and fun moments, sometimes they can catch you unawares and leave you more shocked than amused.
Dogs are brilliant, and this dog was probably trying to stay out of the shot but failed hilariously. Otherwise, these canine buddies have been known to make bad timing mistakes, which could be one of those moments.
49. Another Wedding Photobomb
The memories the couple shared during their wedding are often never ever repeated in their lives. That explains why everyone's inner perfectionist seems to emerge when planning their wedding.
However, it is sometimes a good thing when things don't go according to plan, as this photo indicates. This is an epic photobomb that makes the picture more exciting.
This goes to show that there is a good way and a bad way to photobomb, and this is certainly the former. You can bet that the couple considers this one of their best photos of their wedding.
50. Drake Photobombing A Family
Drake is one of the most famous people in the world at the moment. The multi-talented celebrity is also a very interesting photobomber, as you can see in this photo.
As this family was taking a photo, he appeared in the background and seemed totally prepared for the moment. We can bet that most people, just like this family, would not mind having Drake photobomb them.
So, which of these photobombs did you love the most?