This Facebook Group Is Dedicated To Crappy Wildlife Photos That Are So Bad They’re Good

How many times have you scrolled through breathtaking pics of wildlife and told yourself “challenge accepted”? Well, it turns out it’s not so easy to take that pitch-perfect shot.

Animals⁠, they move. A camera⁠, it wobbles. A hand⁠, it shakes. And weather⁠, it’s always a mystery. This is the combination you need to get a spectacularly terrible wildlife pic. In fact, some of the entries are so bad they’ve made their way into the Crap Wildlife Photography group on Facebook. Here are some of the best failed shots that may make you think twice about pressing that capture button any time soon.

#1 I Was In The Middle Of A Zoom When I Noticed This Bastard

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#2 I Took This Picture Of A Carpenter Bee Last Summer

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#3 Tried To Get A Spread Wings Shot…

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In wildlife photography, nature dictates everything. That means that in order to get that picture, you need practice. But some things should be inherent to an animal and wildlife photographer. You need to be able to keep silent, stay still for long periods of time. Remember that nature is their home, and you’re the guest.

You should also learn to keep your eyes open for every little thing. Animals living in the wild have adapted to their environments extremely well. Taking a nice shot usually takes days of hard work and dedication, so you need to be patient.

We previously wrote about the photographer who took a perfect shot of a kingfisher after 4,200 hours and 720,000 attempts. This award-winning shot of an eagle also took Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen 3 years of wait. So, yeah, we are talking years of wait in the pro game.

#4 Didn’t Know I Was Playing The Sims

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#5 Timed My Shot Perfectly. *sigh*

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#6 Realizing I’d Made A Mistake

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#7 Owl

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#8 When Poles Fly

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#9 Took A Photo Of A Drill

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#10 I Went Out To The Balcony To Photograph The Birds, But Instead Photographed A Fish…

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#11 A Most Majestic Tree

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#12 I Give You Pizza Squirrel.

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#13 This Handfeeding The Birds Was Going Great Until He Looked Right At Me And I Realized His Face Was Actually Kinda Scary And He Looked Pretty Pissed Off!

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#14 Doe In Background Was Taking A Crap, Just To Top It Off

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#15 Courtesy Of My Dad And His Ancient Phone… Little Owl Eating Lunch

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#16 Not Amused

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#17 Found This Amongst Some Beauties

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#18 Behold, The Majestic Bald Eagle

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#19 A Magnificent Swan

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#20 Gotta Be Quicker Than That!

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#21 When You Have An Encounter With A Rare Predator But Get Photobombed By A Magpie

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#22 ‘you Spin Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round.’ Low Light + The Wrong Camera Setting = Guess The Animal. Nb No Animals Were Hurt In The Taking Of This Shot.. It Landed Safely On My Patio

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#23 Wow, I Caught A Picture Of This Champagne Cork Flying Out. Jk. It’s An Egret.

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#24 The Pinnacle Of My Wildlife Photography Career

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#25 Didn’t Know How Funny This Was Until I Sent It To My Daughter…

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#26 I Got Distracted By The Frog In The Back And Lost Focus But To Be Entirely Honest I Think National Geographic Should Use This Picture As Their Cover.

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#27 This Freaky Flying Ghost Child Is Actually A Blurred Great Blue Heron

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#28 I’m Not Sure Why I Ever Thought It Was A Good Idea To Take A Picture Of The Sheep In The Dark, But It Ended Up Being The Stuff That Nightmares Are Made Of.

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#29 Grasshopper

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#30 Hmmm

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#31 How Flippin Weird Do Pigeons Look When They Look Down?

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#32 🙁

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#33 Brontosaurus Are Faaaaast

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#34 Blurry And Screaming – A Mood

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#35 Raccoon/Fergus Falls, Minnesota

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#36 I Present The Mighty, Yet Gentle, Caribbean Manatee.

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#37 I Found A God Of All Pidgeons On A Walk With My Dog

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#38 Close Birb

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#39 Look At The Colors!!!! Where Is He Going.

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#40 Leg

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#41 Grab Somebody Sexy Tell Em Hey

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#42 Out Of Focus Mantis Looks Like Cracked Out Mantis

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#43 Attack Of The Killer Butterflies (I Saved The Boy, But Now I’m… Hideous)!

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#44 “Who Needs A Fancy Camera?!” I Say To Myself As I Push My iPhone Up Against My Binoculars. It Was Me. I Needed A Better Camera.

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#45 This Cougar Was So Close I Was Able To Get A Picture Of It!!!

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#46 So, I Was Taking A Picture Of These Trees? And All Of A Sudden There Was This Coyote! Photo Bomb!

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#47 Had To Put My Phone Under The Table And Hope That The Quokka Was Looking At The Camera. It Wasn’t.

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#48 The Key To Being A Crap Wildlife Photographer Is Having No Timing At All Or Any Sense Of Movement Of Your Subject. I Successfully Turned This Great Photo Opportunity Of A Red Fox Straight Into Crap.

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#49 I Have No Words

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#50 As You Can See I Did A Great Job Getting The Road Line In Focus, Which Was Challenging With That Coyote In The Way

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#51 Didn’t Realize The Flash Was On…

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#52 I Present To You, The Wondrous King Penguin

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#53 He Was Cold So I Hold

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#54 Can Anyone Id This Bird Thx

#55 So Excited To See My First Sea Otter!

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#56 Mangy Grackle Sunning Himself On My Steering Wheel.

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#57 You’ve Been Blessed By The Magic Glowing Koi, 7 Years Of Good Luck Coming Your Way

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#58 Wood Duck

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#59 Tried To Take A Handsome Portrait. He Scream.

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#60 Birb

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#61 Rare Shot Of A Toucan Stomping An Octopus

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#62 Tried To Take A Picture Of A Nice Little Toad. He Had Other Ideas.

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#63 Pictures Taken Moments Before Disaster

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#64 This 5 Inch Piece Of Badness Charged My Wife And Attacked The Truck Tire When She Tried To Move Him Off The Road. You’re Welcome Little Guy

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#65 Screaming Goose, We Call Him Hissy Richard

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#66 “Nubs” Our Little Tailless Squirrel Buddy

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#67 At Least The Background Is Pretty I Guess

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#68 My Dad Wanted To See What Kind Of Cat Was Gobbling Up The Cat Food He Sat Out Every Night.

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#69 Birb

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#70 Rip My Neighbours Whose House Got Attacked By A Giant Wasp Of The Blurry Variation Today

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#71 I Want To Be Clear That Yes, It’s A Rat But It Remains Outside. It Just Keeps Coming To My Windowsill At Night. I Need To Clean The Window To Get A Better Pic, The Second One Is When He Turned To Look Because I Tapped The Window

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#72 I’ve Been Waiting Years For My Photography Talent To Be Appreciated! Please Accept This Offering Of My Local Wildlife While Imaging The Noise I Made As It Flew Directly At My Face

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#73 Shaky Hands + Night Mode = Ghost Deer

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#74 Plz Respond

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#75 Crappy Composition

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#76 Bug On Security Camera Lens – Can Someone Id?

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#77 A Mink, [friggin] Awkward One Too

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#78 So My Daily Staring Competition Starts!! The Little Wanker!!!

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