With all the cameras and smartphones out there, it’s no surprise that, once in a while, someone captures a truly bizarre once-in-a-lifetime photo. Whatever you want to call them – forced perspectives, optical illusions or pictures taken at just the right angle – they are brilliant and hilarious because they totally twist your perception of what is real.
Some of these pictures make use of forced perspective – using their perspective to make objects of sometimes radically different size or composition seem related. Others are more like optical illusions, capturing confusing lines or environmental coincidences that twist your senses.
The most important common element, however, is that somebody took a picture in the right place at the right moment. So grab your camera, even if it’s just a cellphone, and get out there! There’s no telling what hilarious once-in-a-lifetime moment you might capture.