To “photobomb” is to drop into the frame as a photograph is being obtained, unexpectedly, and/or to hop in a picture right before it is taken.
Wikipedia defines “photobombing,” thusly:
Photobombing is the act of accidentally or purposely [emphasis added] putting oneself into the view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects. Photobombing has received significant coverage since 2009. In discussing a “stingray photobomb” picture that went viral, Andrea DenHoed suggests that the photobomb label “implies a narrative of surreptitious sabotage,” although in the sense of unintended and/or initially unnoticed people in the background of spoiled photographs, photobombs have existed for much of the history of photography….In 2014, “photobomb” was named Word of the Year by Collins English Dictionary.
During the 8th annual Beachfoot in July 2015, photobombs were a natural result of all of the picture-taking that occurred. A specific target appears to have been Peter Byrne.
Here is a selection. If you have others, please drop the brackets in this e-address, and send them to LColeman [@] maine.rr.com Thank you.
Enjoy. (Also, click here to see “The Dog Days of Beachfoot 2015.”)
The following classic (with photobombers Marc DeWerth, on left, and Loren Coleman, in the middle; foreground folks Tom Page’s girlfriend Ruby, Tom Page and Bob Gimlin) is from the Ohio Bigfoot 2015, taken by Tom Yamarone.