Are these the worst holiday photos ever?


Not one for the holiday album! Tourists share their worst photo fails – from an upright snap of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to photobombing animals

  • All of us dream about holidays throughout the year and the chance to go abroad
  • We also seek perfect holiday photos, complete with blue skies and scenery
  • But online gallery collated by TravelerDoor shows not everyone gets best photos
  • Women left terrified by a manta ray while another saw the Notre Dame on fire

Many of us spend all year looking forward to holidays, and naturally everyone wants to capture the best snaps of their travels so they can look back on the happy memories.  

But poor weather, cheeky animals and lack of photographic skill can make for a very underwhelming holiday album.  

TravelerDoor has shared a funny selection of some of the worst travel photo fails from around the world, including a man who went all the way to California from Texas to enjoy the beach, only to find it was raining. 

Elsewhere a tourist somehow managed to capture a photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa looking more of less upright, while one was horrified to find Notre Dame in flames on her first trip to Paris. 

Meanwhile, a mother took a photo of her sons visiting Mount Rushmore, and failed to get any of the presidential carvings in. 

Here Femail reveals the hapless tourists who should have just left the camera at home.  

Epic fail! One visitor managed to take a photo of Pisa's famous Leaning Tower at an angle that made it look more of less straight

Epic fail! One visitor managed to take a photo of Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower at an angle that made it look more of less straight  

Having a giraffe! Feeling like she wanted to get involved, this zoo resident decided to photobomb this picture and made everyone laugh

Having a giraffe! Feeling like she wanted to get involved, this zoo resident decided to photobomb this picture and made everyone laugh

Can't see you! This man wanted a photo of his trip to Machu Picchu in Peru for posterity, but his dad managed to ruin it by putting his finger over the lens

Can’t see you! This man wanted a photo of his trip to Machu Picchu in Peru for posterity, but his dad managed to ruin it by putting his finger over the lens

Gate crasher! In an online gallery collated by TravelerDoor , some of the most chaotic holiday snaps were shared, along with the biggest fails. These women were interrupted by a manta ray in their photo, leaving them terrified

Gate crasher! In an online gallery collated by TravelerDoor , some of the most chaotic holiday snaps were shared, along with the biggest fails. These women were interrupted by a manta ray in their photo, leaving them terrified 

Shocked! This woman saw the Notre Dame Cathedral on fire during her first visit to Paris and her reaction was caught on camera

Shocked! This woman saw the Notre Dame Cathedral on fire during her first visit to Paris and her reaction was caught on camera 

Can't see a thing! Eager tourists held up their cameras to get a picture of the Mona Lisa and blocked another visitor from seeing the painting

Can’t see a thing! Eager tourists held up their cameras to get a picture of the Mona Lisa and blocked another visitor from seeing the painting 

What baby? This family tried to take a picture with their baby but were blocked by this woman who stood right in front of them at the White Temple in Chiang Rai

What baby? This family tried to take a picture with their baby but were blocked by this woman who stood right in front of them at the White Temple in Chiang Rai

You had one job! A hapless mother tasked with capturing a snap of the family trip to Mount Rushmore failed to get the carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the picture

You had one job! A hapless mother tasked with capturing a snap of the family trip to Mount Rushmore failed to get the carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the picture  

Not so crafty! Someone else travelled to see one of Rembrandt's works, The Night Watch. But in fact the painting was undergoing restoration at the time

Not so crafty! Someone else travelled to see one of Rembrandt’s works, The Night Watch. But in fact the painting was undergoing restoration at the time 

Where are you hiding Big Ben? A London tourist was very disappointment to find the famous landmark under wraps during repairs

Where are you hiding Big Ben? A London tourist was very disappointment to find the famous landmark under wraps during repairs  

California dreaming? More like a nightmare. A Texas resident who was excited about visiting the beach in the sunshine state was disappointed to arrive on a rare rainy day

California dreaming? More like a nightmare. A Texas resident who was excited about visiting the beach in the sunshine state was disappointed to arrive on a rare rainy day 

Grand Canyon? This family had travelled for ages to see the famous landmark but it was a bit murky!

Grand Canyon? This family had travelled for ages to see the famous landmark but it was a bit murky!

Snowy! Meant to be a nice sunny picture, this view was much more snow covered than it was supposed to be

Snowy! Meant to be a nice sunny picture, this view was much more snow covered than it was supposed to be 

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