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Harry Potter Fans Wait Hours for Pics of Hogwarts Express, Get View Blocked

Harry Potter fans waited for hours on Monday at a train station in Scotland to see and photograph the iconic Hogwarts Express steam train as it passed through. Just as it was rumbling by, however, a commuter train decided to block the view. The “devastating” (yet hilarious) photobomb was captured in this 1-minute video.

Caters reports that this video was shot by 32-year-old Ross Gilmour, who took his family to Drumry Train station in Clydebank on September 28th for the rare chance to see the Hogwarts Express steam engine on its journey from the Highlands.

As you can see in the video, the station’s platforms were crowded with likeminded people holding up cameras and phones in anticipation of the brief passing. Some of the trainspotters had arrived hours beforehand to stake out a good spot.

Unfortunately, only one of the two platforms ended up getting a view of the train — a ScotRail train (the 18.26 to Edinburgh) passed through at exactly the same time from the opposite direction, completely ruining the view for half the attendees. By the time the ScotRail was gone, so too was the Hogwarts Express.

If this type of schadenfreude is your cup of tea, be sure to check out this bus ruining a cameraman’s view of the Georgia Dome implosion in 2017.

14 Funny Finalists from the 2020 Comedy Pet Photo Awards

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has announced its finalists for this year’s photo contest. The contest aims to honor the funniest photos pet lovers capture of their furry friends.

The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2020 also raises awareness of homeless pets in the UK and raises money for its charity partner, Blue Cross.

Over 2,000 entries were submitted this year from 81 countries around the world.

Here are 14 of the finalists that are vying for the top prize of £3,000 (~$3,850) and the honor of being named 2020 Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photographer of the Year:

“Gossip Girls”. ©Magdalena Strakova/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Why are you upside down Mum?” ©Malgorzata Russell/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Poodle Chaos”. ©Darren Hall/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“ohhhhhhh”. ©Dimpy Bhalotia/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“SQUIRRELLL!!!”. ©Elke Vogelsang/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“The guilty kitten”. ©Iain Mcconnell/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Isolated Dog”. ©Ilana Rose/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Smile”. ©Mehmet Aslan/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Saint Pauls cap”. ©Alessandro Po/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Shocked mastiff”. ©Annett Mirsberger/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“There goes dinner”. ©Beth Noble/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“The moment you realize you’ve gone through half a jar of snacks”. ©Candice Sedighan/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Crazy Hors”. ©Daniel Szumilas/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
“Look Mom–I Can Walk on Water”. ©John Carelli/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

You can find more finalists and stay up to date on the announcement of the winner by visiting the Comedy Pet Photo Awards website.


P.S. If you missed it (and you liked these finalists), be sure to check out these finalists from the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards.