Stock photos are easily recognisable due to their often cheesy activities and awkward poses.
Their attempt at cramming an extensive topic into one photo usually creates an inaccurate representation of that subject.
Scientists took notice of this, and took to twitter to share the #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob – complete with hilarious captions.
Since then, everybody from teachers to astronomers have gotten involved.
Scroll down and check out some of the best below.
— Leonie Höckbert (@leofromtherock) May 5, 2018
Lots of fun stuff at the page for this hashtag: #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob
— The Notorious P.O.S. ??? (@FishEaters) May 6, 2018
“Hey space astronomer, where is space?”[Space astronomer puts on his lab coat and adjusts his space safety goggles] “According to my latest science, there is space.” pic.twitter.com/ndeVJCsPXP
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 4, 2018
— Shiloh Carroll (@medievalismish) May 4, 2018
A pediatrician, shown here about to test the primitive eye poke reflex, also known as the Three Stooges reflex. If present, the baby will place their hand vertically against the nose while saying nyuk nyuk nyuk. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/5yXFb5kxHa
— Clay Jones (@skepticpedi) May 7, 2018
I sit in a dark room and project code straight to my face while solving complicated problems. This helps me to immerse myself in it and “feel” the code. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/eMtGurNr5d
— Tauno Talimaa (@tauntz) May 4, 2018
— Mike Sidel (@MikeSidel) May 12, 2018
— John Taylor (@johnthevet) May 6, 2018
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) May 6, 2018
As a psychiatric nurse I often strap a VR screen on my patients while I talk to their wheelchair. pic.twitter.com/nIGvKnDsID
— Andrew Lane (@Andrew_AL98) May 5, 2018