In the world of photography, the objects in the foreground are usually the main protagonists.
But every once in a while, it’s the background that takes center stage, stealing the show with unexpected humor.
bored panda has curated an impressive collection of photographs from around the world that highlight these background gems, where animals become unlikely comedians or strangers master the art of intentional photobombing.
These cases turn ordinary snapshots into memorable moments, proving that the real magic sometimes happens behind the scenes.
Happy as Harry! The Duke of Sussex showed off his goofy side as he stuck his tongue out behind two Invictus Games workers in this snap taken in Toronto.
Wait a minute! A mischievous photobomber in Brazil decided it’s time to ‘redeem’ this photo with unexpected charm
From a mischievous horse interrupting a serene landscape to a stranger adding an unexpected twist to an unsuspecting photo, these backgrounds showcase a wealth of surprises.
And for one really lucky photographer, their snapshot received a surprise touch of royalty.
The cheeky Duke of Sussex posed in the background of the photo, taken at the Invictus Games.
Yeah! While saying their vows at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, this happy couple was photographed by a very curious beluga whale.
The fool! This couple was all smiles for the camera, but they didn’t realize that a horse would steal the show and make a silly face behind them.
Flying by! A train driver stuck his arm out the window of his vehicle, which appeared to be in Alaska, as he drove behind a woman posing for a photo.
Apparently naughty! This adorable baby was caught in the act of transforming into a little cat.
Say cheese! In one hilarious snap, a boy completed the perfect photobomb by rubbing his nose against a window behind a woman.
All smiles! A very happy stingray appeared to smile at the camera as he jumped out of the water behind a couple in the sea in Grand Cayman.
Stealing the show! As a woman struck a glamorous pose in front of a stunning building, a boy stuck out his tongue at her and gave her a thumbs up to make sure all eyes were on him.
Participating! A cyclist became trapped among a group of motorcyclists in the Netherlands, resulting in a hilarious photobomb.
He is behind you! A very happy dog was photographed by another, who made numerous faces behind the other’s back.
It has been a long day! While speaking on a US news channel, a presenter’s dog was caught taking a quick nap on his small sofa bed.
To infinity and beyond! This mother was photobombed by her other daughter who decided to pose while she jumped into the lake.
Plot twist! When the black cat watches the dog drama unfold, because sometimes being mysterious is more entertaining
Who said saving lives can’t be great? A lifeguard strikes the perfect pose at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Equestrian excellence! This colt couldn’t resist getting into the frame.
You’ve got mail! This cat seems to know the joy of delivering a hidden package
The fool! A stage moment changed when a colt decided to steal the show