A perfect photo can be taken by combining three different factors: Location, Angle & Timing. Only on rare occasions photographers manage to hit all three and create the perfect shot – a true internet classic.
I have compiled this list of the most perfectly timed photos running around the internet, and the story behind them, Enjoy.
The White Stork is a well-known bird in the stork family. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. The adult stork will usually have long red legs and pointed red beaks. They measure on average 100–115 cm (39–45 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with a 155–215 cm (61–85 in) wingspan. Research in Germany has shown that the decline in storks around Berlin between 1970 and 1985 coincided with less babies being born in the German area. Their association with babies and connection to birth announcements originates many centuries ago in legend and lore native to north parts of Germany. One of the most popular stork tales revolves around the folk legend that the souls of unborn children live in watery areas like marshes, wells, springs and ponds. Because storks visit these habitats frequently, they were believed to fetch young babies’ souls and deliver them to their parents. Another version of this tale tells of storks finding babies called “stork-children” dwelling in big rocky caves called “Adeborsteine” or “stork-stones” and carrying them to expectant parents Other European tales also tell about storks bringing babies to waiting parents. These fables are born from the belief that storks nesting on roofs and chimneys in Holland and Germany bring abundant good fortune. In Germany, storks are known as “Adebar” which means “The-luck-bringer.” In Holland, a stork nesting on one’s roof is welcomed as a good omen.