23 Of 2014’s Most Surprising Photos

What makes a photo surprising? Sometimes it’s the picture’s composition, other times it’s capturing an intriguing subject at just the right moment. Our gallery of the most surprising photos of 2014 features a massive wooden hippo, tiger triplets, a snake slaughterhouse and an odd Obama selfie:

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23 Of 2014’s Most Surprising Photos
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Head over to the Most Surprising Photos of 2013 to see how this year's surprising photos stacked up against last year's.

Kiri Picone
Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.
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