50 Funny Stock Photos That Are Completely Baffling
Confusing cats, mop marriages, and a whole lot of photoshop fails.
Stock photo websites are both a blessing and a curse. When you know how to use them, these photo databases are wonderful resources filled with images that help illustrate points and bring words to life. Without the proper search terms, though, all you’re ever going to find on stock sites are crazy cat images, puzzling Photoshop jobs, and one-of-a-kind couplings. Herein, we’ve rounded up some funny stock photos that are as baffling as they are brilliant.
This high roller with a penchant for vitamin D
Nothing says “Don’t mess with me” like a loaded gun next to a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.
This young Scrooge who’s turning her Christmas tree into a political statement
‘Tis the season to… destroy the planet?
This “comic bearded man” hugging his feathered new friend
All I need in this life of sin is a cigar and a chicken.
This patient with a fully painted face
Stock photos are all about representing people of all walks of life—mimes included. Whether performers actually wear their faces to the dentist, though, is up for debate. (Any mimes care to weigh in?)
This confusing abomination
If creating weird stock photos was an Olympic sport, then the mastermind behind this one would probably win a gold medal. Seriously, though, what was going through this person’s mind when they decided to put a dog’s head on a tree frog’s body?
This happy couple
She said yes!
This confused oarswoman
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the… train tracks?
This businesswoman who’s ignoring the (literal) elephant in the room
New LinkedIn profile picture? If anything, the giant elephant in the background will encourage recruiters to reach out and ask questions.
This terrifying afternoon snack
Rusty nails on a slice of white bread. What a classic combo!
This man with questionable priorities
Why would you need an umbrella when you’re already submerged in water? Also, if you’re about to freeze to death in a frigid lake, should your priority really be petting a dog?
These cats who are big Leo DiCaprio fans
Say what you will about this confusing and weird stock photo, but the creator of it really has the details down pat. The cat pretending to be Rose is even wearing the signature Titanic Heart of the Ocean necklace!
This office worker who’s using a funny stock photo in a funny stock photo
Next time, this guy might want to try hiding behind a photo of his face that isn’t framed.
This hostage who’s a little too happy about being at gunpoint
Naturally, this businessman’s reaction upon being kidnapped and held at both knifepoint and gunpoint is to smile. Makes sense.
This corn-loving cyber woman
According to Shutterstock, cyber humans are big fans of corn on the cob!
This victim with a penchant for OJ
Apparently this woman’s last wish before she was choked to death was to have a thirst-quenching glass of orange juice. Weird request, but OK.
This man who thinks the office is Sparta
This is not what Vogue meant when they said that you should start wearing more power outfits.
This boy who really loves his cactus
Do cacti even have a smell?
This environmentalist who’s taking “treehugger” to a whole new level
We will give this man credit where credit’s due: Though he’s weird, at least he does seem to care about the environment!
This man who can’t be bothered to use a fork
There is literally a fork sitting on this plate of spaghetti—and yet, this (puzzlingly shirtless) man would prefer to just eat his pasta by the handful.
This man practicing yoga in questionable attire
Nothing soothes the soul and eases the mind quite like practicing yoga in a creepy basement while wearing bubble wrap.
This scientist who’s having way too much fun with her skeleton
Apparently, working in the lab can get very lonely.
This confused cook
In what context would someone need this bizarre stock photo of a young woman with a pot over her head?
This conniving employee at the car wash
If this is the look that the car wash employee is giving you while he cleans your car, then you should probably just call an Uber home and start shopping for a new vehicle.
This woman eating cupcakes in the street
Waste not, want not!
This plane passenger in an unusual mask
What, you’ve never seen a unicorn fly commercial before?
This businessman who’s working from the washroom
Can’t call it a bathroom break if you’re still working in the washroom!
This musician whose instrument of choice is a keyboard
While most kids in middle school were learning how to play the cello or violin, this class clown was mastering the art of the keyboard.
This man whose safety gear is made out of fruit
He may be dressed like a Wright brother, but everything else about this watermelon fan is seriously wrong.
This questionable love affair
Perhaps the most puzzling thing about this photo is the fact that the mannequin head has glasses. Does she… does she need them?
This slimy kiss
Suddenly the man-and-mannequin love affair doesn’t seem all that weird. Funny stock photos never cease to amaze us.
This frog-loving lady
Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince. Other times your frog and your prince are the same, uh, amphibian.
This face that’s just a mouth
This stock photo gives a whole new meaning to “big mouth.”
This grumpy cat who hasn’t had his morning coffee yet
It looks like somebody needs a catnap!
This Easter-loving older couple
Everyone has their own unique way of celebrating Easter. This older couple’s methods are just a little bit more… unconventional.
This pregnant man
Certain funny stock photos we could maybe, maybe see people using, but this? Probably not.
This boy posing with his not-so-furry friend
Nothing to see here, folks. Just a totally normal photo of a little boy posing with his hairless cat.
This guy who brought the beach home with him
Who can afford backyard space in the city, anyway?
This woman with a hankering for keyboards
We can understand getting frustrated with technology, but biting and/or trying to eat a keyboard might be taking it just a little too far.
This woman licking a cactus
Cactus is actually a delicious staple in certain cuisines. However, the plant is typically first cooked and shed of its prickly exterior before being eaten.
This man eating ice cream with his cat
There are so many problems with this weird stock photo. First of all, who gives their cat chocolate ice cream? Secondly, who looks this upset when they’re eating chocolate ice cream?
And the same man sick in bed… with his cat
A stock photo of a man sick in bed might actually be useful for some publications! But a photo of a man sick in bed while holding his cat? Yeah, not so much.
This dance number in a bathtub
This honestly just looks like someone trying to do the Thriller dance while lying down in an empty bathtub.
This Christmas/clown concept
Put the teddy bear down and nobody has to get hurt!
This massacred mannequin
Having a mannequin in your garden is weird. Having a mannequin in your garden that’s stabbed silly with knives is weirder.
This head in the sand
This photo is as cruel as it is confusing. Are you seriously going to bury a man under the scorching sun and then leave a bottle of water within his line of sight that he can’t drink?! Savage.
This man child playing airplane
Ah, to live in Neverland.
This songstress with her pile of vegetables
There’s truly no context that could make this photo of a woman singing into an eggplant any less confusing.
This invisible man on a walk
This weird stock photo caters to a very niche audience of writers who are penning stories on invisible men, walking in the rain, using umbrellas that don’t actually work.
This man who really likes the taste of glass
You have a lollipop right there! Why do you need to lick the glass!
This unusual plank
To finish off our list of funny stock photos, we’ll leave you with this person planking in a rather odd place. And for more laughs, check out these 17 Hilarious Photos of Terrible Airplane Passenger Behavior.
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