From a cake about to topple on to the floor to a cyclist about to crash, these photos prove what a difference a second can make.
The images, taken around the world, were shared in a Bored Panda gallery and many have since gone viral.
One picture shows a clumsy cyclist who is about to go head-over-heels into a fire pit, while another captures a woman just seconds before she was headbutted by a goat.
In one dramatic shot, a wave of mud is photographed being flung into the air by a passing car just before it came crashing down on to two unsuspecting pedestrians.
1. At least it’s not hitting him square in the eyes?