With the invention of photography came the creation of a whole other art form: photobombing. Back in the olden days, you would have to stand perfectly still in the back of a commissioned portrait and hope that the artist would include you. Now you can just waltz on by and take your place as the star of the shot.
Here's a curated collection of artists who have mastered the art of the photobomb!
How Slow Was This Photographer?
Look at this sneaky sloth who somehow found their way into the photograph before the photographer could snap the picture. Hang in there cutie!
You're going great and we're all proud of you!
You Try To Photobomb, You Get The Filter
This man thought he was so slick getting into the photo and making a face.
Little did he know about the power of filters and how quickly they can turn you into a cute cat lover.
"Omg! Congrats You Two!"
This baby hippo just wanted to be part of this magical moment between two people who are deeply in love.
So what if she wasn't supposed to be in the photo?
Just One Of The Girls
Girls' trip to Cabo!
We're just out here to let loose, forget about the guys who have done us dirty, get a tan, and take photos with a random dude, apparently.
*Freeze frame* "You see that guy running there looking like an idiot because he's accidentally stepped into a couple's engagement photos? That's me.
You're probably wondering how I got here. Well, it all started when..."
A Rock-Solid Photobomb!
A lot of the time, a photobomb ruins a perfectly good photograph that you were excited to post online.
However, in this case, The Rock only makes the picture better.
No Need To Get Cagey!
Nicolas Cage is probably a pretty busy guy, but he never forgets to be present and amongst the people.
He makes sure to photobomb before stealing the Declaration of Independence.
This Is A Place For Children!
There are many things I go to Disney World for: the rides, the fun celebration of all the movies I loved growing up, and fireworks.
No one goes to see PDA though!
Kiss Cam Gone Wrong, Or Horribly Right?
If you and your partner are major sports fans, proposing to them over the kiss cam might seem like a flawless plan.
I mean, unless you have this guy sitting behind you.
Prom Is A Night You'll Remember Forever, Unfortunately
You only go to your senior prom once, so naturally, you want to take a lot of photos to commemorate the night.
Too bad this girl's dad decided he wanted to be included.
Hey! What's Up? Hello!
"Hey guys! What you doing there? These are my penguin pals just hanging out and chilling. Are you new here?
Let's hang out. I know the best place to catch fish."
Sir, What Are You Doing?
This man's level of commitment to ruining this group of girls' photo is unprecedented and kind of frightening.
If he's willing to get near-naked for a photobomb, what is he capable of normally?
What Is He Looking At?
What is so viscerally disgusting that this man reacted this way? What is going on behind the camera, or on the back of this girl's dress?
These are the questions that will haunt me tonight.
Kim Is So Mad She Couldn't Put This On Instagram
This is such a beautiful New Year's Eve photo of Kim and Kanye, and it would have been perfect without this background guy who happened to be in the only sport where his face would be fully visible.
I wish someone would look at me the way he's looking at Kanye.
This Turtle Is Serving Serious Side-Eye
This turtle looks exactly like the mean girl who used to sit in my high school cafeteria throwing side-eye at all of the other girls and saying that their outfits were basic.
Keep on swimming Regina.
Ladder To Get Out Of The Pool? I Think Not
This is a perfect representation of what it's like to have a younger sibling.
You're just trying to take a nice photo with your significant other when she pops in looking like a gremlin.
She's A Keeper, Buddy
This guy was taking a photo of his parents and sister when he realized that his girlfriend standing the in background made the picture infinitely better.
You better marry her, dude.
She Caught The Bouquet, But That's Her Boyfriend Next To Her
Being your girlfriend's date to her friend's wedding is all fun and games until she catches the bouquet and all you can think about is how unprepared you are for marriage.
His face says it all.
If you thought that your trip to SeaWorld would lead to lots of beautiful photos with your young child, guess again.
This beluga wants to turn this family vacation into a horror film.
A photo with a photobomb within a photobomb within a photobomb within a photobomb of a photobomb of the original person trying to take a photo.
Writing that made my head hurt.
Families Who Photobomb Together, Stay Together
Creating strong family bonds and creating a close-knit connection between relatives is hard, but the best way to do it is to photobomb a group of women just trying to enjoy a night out.
I want this family to adopt me.
Jealousy: A Photo Essay
This is high art—a masterpiece, I might even say. Picasso wants what this photographer has. Degas wishes he had thought of this first.
Georgia O'Keeffe is shaking in her grave.
The Calm Before The Storm
This guy just wanted a nice vacation photo, but instead, he has photographic evidence of the lead up to an epic fall into a pool.
If anything, it made the photo much better.
This Is Exactly How It Feels To Be The Single Friend
This photo perfectly encapsulates the way it feels to be a third wheel to your best friend and their significant other.
She represents so many of us who have been there, and will likely be in that position again. I salute you, ma'am.
The Phantom of the Opera is old news.
From now on, I want to see the Broadway hit: The Phantom of the Running Guy Who Was Moving So Fast He Turned Into A Ghost.
Alexa, Play "Jessie's Girl" By Rick Springfield
Look at that sad, forlorn doggo in the back, desperately waiting for and wanting all the pets and smooches while he has to watch another floof get all the attention.
A story sadder than Titanic.
What Is Going On Here?
The sheer difference in styles of clothing, the location, and the man chasing a chicken would make any viewer question what the context behind this photo was.
Either way, it looks kind of like a renaissance painting.
Hey, I'm Part Of The Team Too!
I can't believe these rude police officers thought that they could exclude their partner in stopping crime from being in their group photo.
If I was that horse, I would report them to HR!
Isn't Love Beautiful?
Love isn't talked about enough. It's so beautiful and touching how people can find and care for each other.
This is such a sweet photo of two people enjoying their night out—OH MY GOD!
Hey, there are a lot of ways to show that you love your cats, like putting their face onto a mug or posting a lot of photos of them online.
This trainer has taken things too far.