Is this the world’s most awkward stock photo? It’s certainly a contender! The photo, which was reportedly taken in 2006, shows a group of young people sitting in a circle on what appears to be a grassy knoll. They are all smiling awkwardly and looking just a tad bit uncomfortable.
The photo has been circulating online for years, and has been dubbed the “world’s most awkward stock photo” by many. It’s not difficult to see why! The awkwardness is palpable.
There are a few theories as to why the photo is so awkward. One theory is that the photographer instructed the subjects to smile and look natural, but the subjects were so uncomfortable with the situation that they couldn’t help but look awkward. Another theory is that the photo was taken at an awkward moment, and the subjects were caught off guard.
Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure: this is one awkward stock photo!