Hilarious And Awkward Vacation Photos That were Snapped At Just The Right Time

Vacation is meant to be relaxing; a time for people to take a break from the hustle and bustle and perhaps snap some photos of their amazing adventures. Unfortunately, for these people, reality decided to intrude on their photographs in the most hilarious “now you’re really going to remember this trip” way possible.

This Is A Total Mood

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Obviously, this lady couldn’t care less that the tide came up, covering a majority of her body and beach chair. Nope, nothing is going to take away from her relaxing beach day!

In any case, this is an epic picture that the family will look back on and laugh at because it is a total mood.

Whoops, That Wasn’t Supposed To Happen

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The facial expressions of all three parties are on point, with the camel looking overly pleased with itself, the kid about to bawl his eyes out, and the dad hoping his wife won’t hurt him for almost feeding the baby to an animal.

At least they have the memory forever!

Looks Like Mom And Dad Lied About Going To Disneyland

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These two kids don’t exactly look thrilled about being on a family vacation. Oh, wait. The sour looks on their faces are definitely because they’re at a construction site and not Disneyland like they were promised.

At least the little girl is kind of pretending to be okay with the situation, but her brother doesn’t look one bit pleased.

The Textbook Definition Of Family

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Nothing says family love quite like taking a picture in front of a family member on a gurney about to be put into an ambulance.

The best part isn’t that they’re all smiling; it’s the fact that the little boy in the blue jacket is giving a thumbs up to the camera!

Chomp!

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This poor man. All he wanted to do was take a picture of his ridiculously good catch while on vacation so he could show his friends when he got back home. Apparently, that was too much to ask for.

This seal had other things in mind: eating the fish while it was still in the guy’s hands.

A Family Picture Was The Last Thing They Wanted To Do

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According to Oxford Dictionary, vacation is “an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.” Well, these kids clearly didn’t get the leisure memo.

While one is clinging to her mom’s leg for dear life, the other is on the ground screaming her head off. At least it makes for a good family photo to laugh at in the very far and distant future.

Photobombed By The Creepiest Clown Ever

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Clearly, this couple’s vacation was cursed the moment they took this picture. A creepy clown that looks like he was one of Tim Burton’s Joker rejects shouldn’t be allowed to photobomb unaware people on vacation.

Yet, here they are, all smiles with a clown perched over their shoulders. That was probably a huge surprise when they went back to look at the film.

Note: Don’t Tie Your Shoe Infront Of The Eiffel Tower

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This poor woman! Here she is, in front of one of the most romantic icons in the entire world, and her boyfriend drops to one knee. Only, he isn’t getting down on one knee to propose; all he was doing was tying his shoelace!

Note to all people: do not get down to tie your shoe in front of the Eiffel Tower!

So Much For A Relaxing Day

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Carol Link/Pinterest

Getting buried at the beach is pretty much a right of passage for a father. But it looks as though Mother Nature had other things in store for this particular person during their fun beach day.

Nothing says “this picture was taken at the worst moment in time,” quite like a seagull going to the bathroom on dad’s forehead.

It Looks Like Mickey Isn’t So Nice Afterall

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Going to Disneyland is a right of passage as a kid. They get to see all of their favorite characters, including the big mouse himself, Mickey. As it turns out, though, Mickey isn’t as nice as Walt Disney makes him out to be.

Instead of signing autographs and taking pictures, it looks as though he enjoys snacking on little kids.

Hair Is Everything

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It’s hard not to give this lady a lot of props. She made it to Disneyland with her family, a feat in and of itself. She even agreed to go on Splash Mountain with everyone, one of the few rides where you might be splashed with water.

The one thing she did not agree to, though, was messing up her hair!

When Dad Wants Everyone To Be A Trekkie On Vacation

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Ledham Creative/Pinterest

Family vacations can be awkward and embarrassing, especially if dad decides to do the whole “we’re going to wear matching outfits” move. As it turns out, this dad took the matching outfits to a whole other level or universe.

Behold, the family who clearly loves Star Trek and wants all of the other families to know it. Well, everyone but the kid on the right-hand side of the picture.

Well, Hello There

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Here we have a parent that wants nothing more than to snap a photo of her children swimming with dolphins. It’s a very memorable experience during vacation!

The one thing they most likely didn’t count on was getting photobombed by none other than the animal she wanted in the picture.

That’s One Way To Remember A Rafting Trip

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White water rafting is no joke. It’s a hard workout and isn’t for the faint of heart. It looks as though this person wasn’t ready for the extreme adventure because they went totally backward off the raft and into the water.

While it probably wasn’t the best experience at the time, it does make for an epic photograph!

Two Bears In The Front, One Kid Out The Back

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Road trips are a fantastic family vacation, allowing for multiple stops instead of one location. Of course, some things are bound to go wrong on the road. Here, it just so happened that a mama bear and her cub became overly interested in a car.

The question, however, is why in the world the kid is crawling out of the backseat and who in the world actually took the picture?

It’s Fine, She Just Overshot The Bench By A Bit

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The thing about this picture is that it would have been nice. Alas, the one member of the group overshot their seat on that ledge a little too much and wound up falling backward.

Of course, at the time, it probably didn’t feel too great landing on their back, but the shot makes for a great story later!

“Hun, Your Sister…”

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Rockledge High School/Facebook

At first glance, this is an adorable picture of a little boy enjoying his time at the petting zoo while on vacation with his family. Upon further inspection, though, it looks as though his sister wasn’t exactly sure what to do with the food she was given.

Girl, drop the food, so you stop getting attacked by the goats!

Even The Dogs Know This Is Bad

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awkwardfamily/Pinterest

Even the poor dogs in this winter wonderland photoshoot are very concerned as to why anyone would want to take a picture in a wagon, dressed in old garb, while posing next to what looks like the abominable snowman.

The photographer didn’t seem to mind that the dogs look like they’d rather be anywhere but in the shot. At least it makes for a funny memory.

Don’t Mind The Gurney In The Background

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This poor mom just wanted a cute picture with her girls on vacation. Too bad that right when the photo was snapped, emergency medical personnel were on the scene, pulling a gurney behind them.

Seriously, what are the odds of these two men and the gurney coming along right when the photo was being taken?

Pet The Llama They Said, It Will Be OK They Said

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GR Kelly/Pinterest

Yes, this lady looks terrified of the massive falcon that decided to land on her shoulder right when her photograph was taken with the cute llama. But, hey, it makes for a great memory that she’ll be able to show all of her friends!

And, considering how calm the llama is, the falcon might be a friend of the area.

The Epitome Of Being The Only Son In A Family Of Daughters

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This poor boy. He’s just not having fun on this family vacation. Not only does he have to deal with the fact that he’s the only boy in a family of teenage daughters, but he has to deal with them on vacation!

There is nowhere to run and hide on vacation. At least, not unless you include a map made out of rock.

Yes, Vacationing Is Hard

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Aditi Harish/Pinterest

Whoever took this picture took it at the perfect time. While both kids are crying and screaming, the parents are just laughing about the absurdity of the situation. They’re on vacation, after all!

The two little girls should be happy, not crying like they are in a world of pain and would rather be anywhere but on vacation.

When No One In the Family Photo Is Cooperating

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Danielle Lapham/Pinterest

There is literally no one in this family photo cooperating—the little girl on the right looks utterly depressed that she is involved in the picture. The teenager next to her is fighting with her little brother, who is pulling her hair.

The kid in the red shirt looks to be on the verge of tears. The mom is doing nothing. The kid in the yellow shirt doesn’t care. And the final girl, while smiling, has her eyes closed.

Guy And A Buffalo: A Not-So-Loving Love Story

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Kimberly CAndy/Pinterest

It’s unclear what this man thought was going to happen. He’s most likely on a safari-type adventure with his family and had the window down, something that the crew probably says not to do.

Why do they tell people not to roll down their windows? Exhibit A: a guy and a buffalo, a not-so-loving love story.

Just A Magical Time

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Going to Disneyland is supposed to be a magical time in a young kids’ life. They get to see all the wonder and magic of their favorite characters in real life while enjoying some rides and sugary treats.

Well, this little girl in her princess dress doesn’t look as though she can be bothered with anything going on around her, including this photograph.

The Most Perfectly-Timed Picture

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What probably started as a relaxing day at the beach turning into Alfred Hitchcock’s Birds. But this person has no one to blame but whoever decided to throw the snacks onto the sand.

Don’t they know that’s going to make seagulls go crazy? (It’s highly likely.) Either way, the photograph was snapped at just the right time. This person’s facial expression is priceless!

That’ll Be A Nope From This Kid

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Going to the zoo can be fun for kids. But, as seen by this picture, this child was not expecting a donkey to come right up to his window. And not even up to his window but actually inside the window.

His mouth is literally open just as wide as the animals! Whoever was able to snap this exact moment in time, props!

The Country’s Biggest Pistachio Just Isn’t That Cool

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When seeing one of the country’s “largest items,” one would think the kids would be at least a little excited. Not these two. The older one looks like she’d rather be back in the car, driving hours in the opposite direction.

The younger one just wants to enjoy her ice cream. The pistachio clearly isn’t as exciting as the parents thought it was going to be.

Just A Normal Beach Vacation

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These parents look as though they had no idea what to do with their daughter during this picture. And, from the look of things, the kid isn’t entirely sure what is happening.

Her mom is laughing while her dad is swinging her towards the open sea. Well, at least someone got photo evidence just in case he let go at the wrong time!

Grandma Can’t Be Bothered With The Family Photo

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Dani Trice/Pinterest

Most families like to take a group shot during vacation, as something nice to remember their time together. This family, however, isn’t like the rest. It looks as though grandma couldn’t be bothered to sit with the rest of the group.

Instead, she decided not only to go up one bench but to sit off to the side.