We hardly knew you, astronaut frog. During last Friday's NASA launch of the LADEE spacecraft — which is headed to the moon to investigate its atmosphere — a camera used to photograph the launch captured a strange appearance: a frog jumping for its chance to hitch a ride on the space-bound ship. While the NASA photo team does confirm the amphibian is real and not a photographic trick of the eye, the fate of the frog is unknown. But, knowing the heat and energy produced at the launchpad at time of take-off, it's unlikely the frog returned to a lily-pad home.
While we mourn the space-dreaming frog, feel comforted by the knowledge it was continuing in a great Internet tradition of animal photobombs. They're images we could look at all day, and let's face it: there's no could about this — we have spent all day looking at animals photobombing human photographers, and these are some of our favorites. Have animal imagery that speaks to you? Share it in the comments below!