Here is a collection of pictures were timed perfectly with fascinating and often poignant results.
A statue on the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris looks like it’s reaching out to touch the supermoon.
In a photo worthy of a gold medal, the full moon rose through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympics.
This photo of Usain Bolt smiling as he raced ahead to win the Men’s 100-Meter Semifinals at the 2016 Rio Olympics became one of Reuters’ most-liked Instagram photos of the year.
The water splashing in the air onto the elephant looks exactly like an elephant head.
The advertisement on the back of this truck lines up almost perfectly with its real-life surroundings.
This photographer got the timing just right to capture celebrations of Holi, the Festival of Colors, in India.
In Spain, revelers are covered from head to toe in tomatoes at La Tomatina festival.
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A competitor in Scotland’s Tough Mudder race also made a splash.
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There were only a few precious minutes to photograph the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
Chinese diver Hu Jia competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney with a perfectly-positioned dive.
At the all-around rhythmic gymnastics final of the London Olympics, Marcelo Del Pozo captured this surreal moment mid-routine.
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