Have you ever scrolled through stock photos and stumbled upon some truly bizarre images? Well, you’re not alone. We’ve been collecting them for years! Our team has a secret guilty pleasure — keeping track of the weirdest and wackiest stock photo searches. And now, we’re thrilled to share them with you in our new project: Weirdly Wonderful Searches 2023.

A picture of a cat in a cowboy hat or a flamingo riding a bicycle — our finds are wild, and there are many more. Buckle up and get ready to laugh and cringe!

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Weirdly Wonderful Searches 2023: The Surprising World of Stock Photography

A peek behind the search bar

With 250 million files in our library, every once in a while we come across some truly bizarre and unique searches or misspellings. As we lift the veil on our search engine, you’ll be surprised by what people are looking for! We’re talking about things like cheeseburger in paradise or sneezing panda. Yes, you read that right.

Our team has been digging through the Depositphotos database, uncovering some truly odd and entertaining searches. There are moments when we think that we’ve seen it all — from a dog dressed in a hotdog costume to a snake in a tie — but then find out someone has been searching for a photo of Jesus doing office work or a squirrel playing piano. Well, we can’t explain it, but we can certainly laugh at it.

And let’s not forget about the typos — it’s amazing what a difference one letter can make. For example, giraffes kissing is a sweet and innocent search, but giraffes hissing takes your imagination to a whole new level. And don’t even get us started on bearfoot woman. We assumed they meant barefoot, but who knows? Maybe there’s a whole subgenre of photos featuring women with bear feet.

We compiled all of these bizarre images into a special collection of everything weird — so weird, it’s actually wonderful. In case you ever find yourself in need of a photo of a cat with laser eyes, you know where to look.

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Let your imagination run wild

What would your visuals look like if you used these weird photos in your ads, social media posts, and marketing campaigns? Imagine a lion with human arms promoting a new brand of hair lotion — you’d laugh and then probably wonder what you just saw. But hey, maybe that’s what we need in the advertising world. The truth is, these weird visuals would definitely stand out, and that’s half the battle in advertising.

While we may never know why someone needs a photo of a banana with arms and legs or a man with a horse head, we’re just happy to provide them. We’re not just giving you a reason to laugh, we’re providing you with a creative outlet. Take a break from the boring and let your imagination run wild. Who knows, you might even come up with the next big thing!

Don’t just take our word for it. Hit the button to see the project yourself.

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Go ahead and explore the weird and wonderful world of stock photos, and don’t forget to share your favorites with your colleagues and friends. After all, laughter is the best medicine!


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