Taking endless photos with our smartphones has become part and parcel of our daily lives. So much so that we are capable of unintentionally capturing all kinds of bizarre and unthinkable moments.

Here’s a little taster of how hysterical these perfectly timed photos really are:

If we are lucky enough (or unlucky enough, depending on how you look at it), we can capture the impressive moment of being a split-second away from “disaster”.

From being whacked in the face with a great big basketball to falling face first off a massive horse, the opportunities of capturing a catastrophic moment pre-impact are endless.

1. Not the most peaceful type of meditation I can think of

She definitely wasn’t smiling once she became drenched by the wave.

2. That’s got to hurt!

His gormless look makes the photo even better.