People Share The Hilarious Times They Tried Taking Panoramic Photos And It Didn’t Quite Go To Plan

Mobile phones have undeniably revolutionized the way people take photographs. Aside from being relatively more portable than standard cameras, they’re also packed with powerful features. These include the ability to take stunning panoramic photos without the need for a tripod nor complicated camera settings.

All you have to do is choose a stationary subject and keep a steady hand as you rotate your phone to complete the shot. Your phone will even display an alignment box to guide you along the way. Sounds easy, right? Now, you might even be thinking that it’s impossible to mess up on such a simple process. Well, apparently, there are some things that you can’t control, and these panorama fails will prove just that.


“I took a panoramic picture of our living room. But my cat decided to walk through.”

panorama shot fail overstretched cat


“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.”

panorama shot fail woman accidentally sneezing


“My father-in-law having fun with panoramic mode…”

panoramic photo funny father-in-law


“Took a panoramic photo at a museum and ended up making it look like this girl has the ultimate selfie hand.”

panoramic photo fail woman overstretched hand


“I took a panoramic photo at a concert and lights changed in the middle of it. This is the result”

panorama shot concert lights change


“My dog is a Cerberus (panorama gone bad)”

panoramic photo fail cerberus dog


Centibaby, Crawler of the Deep

panoramic photo fail overstretched baby


“My mom moved during a panorama. Troll face ensued”

panoramic photo fail woman troll face


“What happens when you take a panoramic photo and your dog runs into the shot.”

panoramic photo fail distorted dog

The rule of thumb when taking panoramic pictures is to keep a steady hand. And as much as possible, you would want to choose a stationary subject like a scenic landscape. When done right, the result can be breathtaking, offering a spectacular, wide-angle view of just about any physical space. But what happens when your pet suddenly photobombs the scene? Or when your live subject unexpectedly feels an itch?


“My sister ran through my shot as I was taking a panoramic picture.”

panoramic photo fail distorted woman


“Friend tried to take a panorama of her Dachshund”

panoramic photo fail dachshund distorted face


“Messing around with Panorama in class a couple weeks ago..”

panoramic photo teenage boy overstretched hand


“I’m not very good at taking Panoramas”

panoramic photo fail distorted man diving


“Panoramic of my friend gone wrong”

panoramic photo fail man distorted face


“Taking a panorama of the yard when the dog walked by. The result…”

panoramic photo fail overstretched dog


“Panoramic picture error results in perfect phantom middle finger”

panoramic photo phantom middle finger on wall


“The lighting changed as I took my panorama.”

panoramic photo concert stage lights change


“My kid took a panorama photo of me that went horribly right.”

panorama shot man resting chin on fist


These panoramic photo fails are a perfect mix of hilarious and haunting!

Unfortunately, these are all factors that are out of your control. So, you have no choice but to embrace the epic fails that they bring in. From overstretched body parts, distorted facial expressions, and more, these panorama fails will open your eyes to a whole new world of visual mess. Check out a few of the hilariously haunting photos we’ve spotted online!


“Panoramic shot gone right”

panorama shot distorted horse


“So I tried to take a panorama at London Fashion week…”

panorama shot fail model feet without body


“Camera malfunctioned as we motored away from the dock.”

panorama shot end of the world sea


“Today I managed to ruin a panoramic photo.”

panorama shot floating hands


“Took a photo of Butters the corgi while she was swimming on panorama mode. Created a Corgi-pillar.”

panorama shot corgipillar


“Catch a wave”

panorama shot giant waves


“I moved while a panoramic photo was being taken, and ended up looking like a Picasso painting.”

panorama shot man distorted face


Cursed Hike

panorama shot two wheeled car


panorama shot man distorted body



“It looks like a mutant human cow”


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Which of these panoramic fails cracked you up the most? Let us know in the comments section below!