Sometimes words alone don't tell the entire story. You need great imagery to really make people take notice.

There are times though where finding exactly the right photo to complement your writing proves to be a bit elusive. In those instances, you turn to what's known as a 'stock photo'.

Think of them as a gallery of generic photos staged to convey a certain topic or emotion.

For example, when you want to show people in a work setting, you type in 'office' in the search bar and almost immediately you're given a couple of dozen images to chose from, all related to the subject matter in one way or another.


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Sometimes images will pop up that defy description and leave you wondering 'when in the world would you need that photo for a story you're working on?'

Here are ten of the biggest head-scratchers I stumbled across:


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