Smartphones have given us the ability to capture beautiful panoramic shots anytime we want in just seconds. Awesome, right? Long gone are the days when tech-savvy professional photographers had to manually stitch photos together on a computer. Now it requires zero skill (as you’ll see below)! Sure, we might not have a clue how it works, but creating a panorama now requires nothing more than the touch of a button! Easy, right?
The thing is, modern technology doesn’t always work the way it should.
There’s nothing like a terrifying panorama fail. Panoramic shots can distort things in ways we didn’t even think possible! In some cases they’ve been known to open up a portal to hell! Don’t believe me?
Check out these 15 panorama fails that will haunt your dreams.
15. The Two-Headed Woman
“My phone has a wide selfie feature similar to a panorama. You need to sit still for it to work. My girlfriend sneezed and this happened.”
I would have sworn there were three separate people in this shot, so thank God for this guy’s explanation. If this pretty girl looks that ugly when she sneezes then there’s no hope for any of us (and by us I mean me). I’ve never stopped to think about what I look like mid-sneeze but it must be pretty terrifying.
Like I said in the intro, I can’t say I know exactly how panoramic shots work. I looked it up in an effort to understand, but it still doesn’t make sense to me. Hey, I never claimed to be brilliant. The point is, I had no idea this kind of distortion was even possible. If I saw this shot I’d be terrified, and not just because of the heinous sneeze face. Double heads freak me out.
14. Holy Hairline!
This is not the most flattering shot, but at least she has a panorama fail to blame for that 5-head (unlike myself). I’m not sure how this all came together, but somehow this girl’s got both a seriously receding hairline and a double face. Actually I can’t decide if that’s a double face or if one side of her face just looks lower than the other. Huh. I guess the ugly is in the eye of the beholder. The hair effect is pretty cool because it looks like she’s underwater. That must have been some SERIOUS wind.
This might not have been the shot the photographer was going for, but it has it’s own unique kind of beauty. If this was just your normal, run-of-the-mill panoramic shot, there’s no way it would have reached this kind of Internet fame! This is something special.
13. New Heights Of Hell No
Well this is…unprecedented. And by “unprecedented” I mean frightening AF.
I never thought I’d see the day when an adorable white kitty became the stuff of nightmares,
but today is that day.
I thought the top picture was bad, given he has 8 legs and all, but then I saw the bottom one and changed my mind. That creature on the bottom is the kind of monster they have in those really effed up Japanese horror films. You know, the ones that are so scary they’re basically illegal in Canada and the United States. The 8-legged one just looks like he made a home next to a nuclear power plant. Shit like that happens. Maybe. I mean I’m not an authority on the long-term side effects of nuclear power plants, but…sure.
12. Our Father, Who Art In Heaven…
I know this is probably just a panoramic shot gone wrong, but I can’t completely rule out demonic possession. Why do you think I started praying the Lord’s prayer, heathens?!
Thank God human babies don’t really look like this. I thought seeing an 8-legged cat was bad, but this is way worse. All that pale skin….it looks like an albino snake. It’s the worst. Somebody put some fur on that thing.
If I saw my baby like this I’d never be able to look at him again. This would freak me out for days and I’d see it every time I closed my eyes. This creature is low enough to fit under couches and grab your damn ankles! I can’t even talk about it. NEXT.
11. Centaur/Barbie Nightmare
This looks like the Human Barbie got thrown into a blender with a Centaur (a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the legs of a horse).
Sometimes panoramic disasters are so bad that people don’t even look human. This lady looks like she stepped out of the Chronicles of Narnia or some other weird af fantasy novel.
She looks like she just stepped out of the underworld.
Who the hell knows, maybe she did?! I’m pretty sure that’s the pyramid at Chichen Itza, an ancient city in Mexico. I went there for my honeymoon and had a tour, and let me tell you- some weird shit happened there. For all we know this isn’t a panorama fail at all- it’s just some messed up creature from the underworld coming to settle the score. We all dead.
10. Lawd Have Mercy
There’s nothing sweeter than a picture of a new mother holding her newborn, right? WRONG. Panorama fails take even the sweetest memories and twist them into horrible nightmares.
If it weren’t for the distorted neck and head, the baby almost made it out of this panorama unscathed. It’s the mom who looks like she’s been the victim of a violent crime. It’s really a shame, because if the person taking this picture hadn’t screwed up, this probably would have been a really nice shot. I know this lady was probably too sleep deprived to care, but it’s important to make sure that baby pictures are taken by someone who knows how to operate a camera phone. I made the mistake of giving the phone to my mom just after my son was born and I now have nothing but thumb shots.
9. Life Finds A Way
When a crocodile and a human love each other very much…
I don’t know how this happened, but this totally looks like a crocodile and a human’s lovechild. Either that or it looks like evolution went horribly, horribly wrong. What kind of jacket was this guy wearing to achieve that scaly effect? I feel like I’m high and watching Jurassic Park right now.
I feel like life really found a way.
If panoramic fails received awards, this photographer would win them all. Yes, all panoramic fails involve distortion, but how many of them create an entirely new species?! I feel like we should name this guy DinoMan and make him some kind of college mascot. Or even better, make a video game of him running through tunnels. I’d play it.
In case you didn’t know, you’re looking at Greek mythology’s “Hound of Hades,” Cerberus. This monstrous three-headed dog guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving. Yep, this isn’t just your typical panorama fail. Ancient dog monsters like to hang out in rivers and have a good time. They like to crack open bud lights before they save us from the zombies of the Underworld.
I love doggos, but I can’t with this. Three tails I could handle. Three legs, easy. Three heads? That’s where I draw the line. That’s three more mouths to bite you with.
I think the craziest thing about this shot is how nothing else around this dog seems to be distorted! That’s why I’m seriously considering the Cerberus theory. This just looks too real.
7. Pieces Of You
I’m just going to give it to you straight- this looks like pieces of a dude being thrown over a bridge and into a river. Gruesome, I know. Thank God there’s no blood or anything, or I’d be calling the cops right now.
Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t really understand the mechanics of panoramas, but this isn’t something I thought was possible.
I just want to know what the shot was supposed to look like.
Was this guy diving? Was he jumping feet first? Was he belly flopping? Every little bit of him is pointed in different directions, so how are we supposed to know?! I don’t understand how a panorama can mess up a picture THIS badly. I can’t even find this guy’s head. Is it in the water? Has it not been dumped out with the other body parts? Who knows.
6. Oh, It’s Just Another Pot Head
I’ve seen a lot of things on my travels, but I’ve never seen (what appears to be) a pot with legs. That’s a new one. At first I thought this poor guy had turned into a trash can, but there appears to be a pretty little pink flower on top of him. I guess he’s a true pothead. *snickers*
Again, how did this happen? Literally NOTHING ELSE looks disrupted in this picture, so I can only assume that everything I’m seeing is a real life nightmare. What’s next? Is that trash can going to sprout legs? Are those trees going to pull themselves out of the ground and impale everyone with their branches? It’s possible. This looks like Europe, so anything goes. It’s like some kind of Tim Burton movie.
5. Conjoined Nightmare
There are two ways to see this mess. Either this guy has a super long torso and an even longer arm, or this is some kind of messed up conjoined twin situation.
I don’t know which is worse.
I’m pretty sure they’re both equally awful. This guy looks like he’s about to poop out his twin right there on the leaves.
I think if I had this picture taken of myself I’d hang it on my wall. The only way to defeat fear is to look it straight in the eye! I’d probably even take it a step further and put it on my Christmas cards or hang it over my mantel. You can’t be afraid of something you see every day!
In other news, if Dr. Seuss drew a homeless guy this is probably what he’d come up with.
The only thing worse than seeing an alien pop out of your chest would be looking down and seeing your own face popping out of your stomach. Lucky for this guy, he’s got a picture of it to cherish for years to come! The horror theme continues.
There are so many interesting things about this picture. The misplacement of his head is the most obvious, but check out his arms and waist! He even has tiny baby hands! It reminds me of Kristen Wiig’s little hands character on SNL (which is terrifying in its own right).
I don’t know where this guy’s at, but it doesn’t look like the kind of scenery you’d want to capture with a panoramic shot. This just looks like my uncle’s backyard after a tornado touches down (minus the beer cans and aboveground pool).
3. Jumanji Strikes Again
Do you guys remember that scene in the original Jumanji when Alan Parrish starts getting sucked into the board game? Those 1990’s special effects looked exactly like this. It was like he was melting or vaporizing or something in between. It looks like this woman just rolled the dice and she’s about to get sucked in the game for the next 26 years. Either that or it’s another panorama fail. You decide.
Obviously she was pointing at something because
now she has Inspector Gadget arms.
Didn’t anyone ever tell her not to move during a panoramic shot? GET IT TOGETHER, WOMAN! This would have been a seriously nice photograph if she’d just stayed still! I guess if her goal was to make a top 15 panorama fail list, she accomplished her goal. Bravo.
2. Snuffleupagus (The Dog Version)
If I saw this dog in real life I’d run home screaming, but now that I’ve had the chance to look at it, does he not look like the dog version of Sesame Street’s Snuffleupagus? He totally does! It’s a wiener dog with a trunk!
It’s weird when every part of the body is normal but one. Exactly what part of this wiener dog got stuck on his head? I don’t even know! It looks like an elephant and a wiener dog made sweet love and had a baby together! I can’t decide if it’s cute or terrifying. I think it might be cute if he had eyes, but the lack of eyes is pretty creepy. It kind of looks like something that crawled out of the Upside Down.
1. He’s A Leg Man
I’m pretty short-waisted, so I can almost identify with this man’s struggle. Almost.
This is both hilarious and horrible at the same time. This guy looks like someone who died in the Hunger Games and was brought back to life as a weird mutant creature meant to terrorize the leftover tributes! It looks like someone took random human body parts and threw them together in some kind of disturbing experiment! It looks like aliens came to Earth and decided that probing wasn’t enough! Okay, I’m done.
It’s just another panoramic shot gone horribly wrong.
I just showed this to my kids and one of them recoiled and the other one can’t stop laughing. This picture brings up mixed emotions. Regardless, you should never laugh at someone without a torso. That’s just cruel.