For those of you yet to be indoctrinated: Stock photos are those pictures you see that go along with an article but don't seem to be taken specifically for the story itself. They come from a huge collection of photographs from tons of different companies taken for just that purpose, available for purchase.

There are the basics -- cute babies, happy couples, nice views -- and, as documented by Tumblr Awkward Stock Photos, a whole host of what-were-they-thinking snapshots. More of the most "huh??"-inducing after the jump.

Nope, no idea what this one's trying to get across.

Wow, those seashells on your face are really, um, not beautiful.

Quick, what's more awkward -- the look on his face or the thing in his hand?

Umm ... what??