Life and the world we live in is amazing—full of miracles and magical moments—likely not to be repeated. How many incredible things do we miss each day? Just in case you were sleeping in, chasing kids, or racing to make your next house payment, we gathered some of the coolest and funniest once-in-a-lifetime moments for you. This collection of random events and perfectly-timed moments capture the beauty, humor, and just plain awesomeness of life!

33 Incredible, Perfectly Timed Photos

#1 – Six Lightning Strikes at Lake Michigan.

perfecttiming-lightning-ocean

#2 – Flamingo Meta Art

onceinlifetime-flamingo-flock

#3 – Skydivers Descend as Space Shuttle Discovery Ascends Into Orbit

onceinlifetime-skydivers-shuttle

#4 – Costa Rican Sloth Executes Slowest Photobomb Ever

onceinlifetime-sloth-photobomb
 

#5 – Ducking Traffic in Zhejiang, China

onceinlifetime-duck-crossing

#6 – Chillin’ With a Humpback Whale — “Gimme Some Skin, Mr. Humps.”

onceinlifetime-diver-whale-high-five

#7 – Element of Water, I Summon Thee

onceinlifetime-girl-beach-wave

#8 – Oomph!

onceinlifetime-dog-fall
 

#9 – Tyler Chorlton Delivers Icy High-five

onceinlifetime-snowboard-high-five

#10 – I got it, I got it! Thwock!

onceinlifetime-dog-ball-hit

#11 – Can I Help You?

onceinlifetime-diver-fish

CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

Can read a trail map, a music score, Chaucer, and a balance sheet. 1 part executive, 1 part entrepreneur, 2 parts geek, and 3 parts Dad. Love lime juice on chef salads and Rudy's BBQ sauce on my brisket.Some days I amaze myself. Other days I look for the phone while I'm still talking on it. On amazing days, I produce technical writing that helps people get things done.