Planking Photography: 45 Most Creative Examples of Face-Down Photos

So, did you have a planking today? It’s very simple, you just lie your face down with a straightened body, that’s all. Sounds easy, but this so-called “lying down game” has became the most famous Internet meme since months before, with thousands of photos of different lying poses spawning within the famous sites such as Facebook and Flickr.

But you know, humans get bored quickly when they’re seeing and doing the same thing over and over again. They will seek for something more creative, more fun and of course, crazier. Then they started planking on the tank, planking in the Star War suit, planking before the cows, and even captured the photo of polar bear in “planking” state.

So while you might be imagining the scene that human planks before the cows, we had collected 43 unusual photos with unusual planking poses in unusual situation. So what’s next? Take your coffee and enjoy these extraordinary yet amusing planking photos! And more surprise, we will be featuring Horsemaning, the next level of Internet meme!

Absolute Balance. Planking on the ground is easy, but never on this kind of chair, talking about perfect balance! (Image Source: Simen Løvgren)

absolute balance

At Glencree. You saw something floating… with a little girl planking on it. The reflection is brilliant by the way. (Image Source: Ben_N_Murphy)

at glencree

Car Plank. Don’t plank on the car, plank inside it! Hilarious and creative shot indeed. (Image Source: cameijers)

car plank

Crack Planking. “Obviously the safest way to travel across cracks. I really don’t think hikers have discovered this technique yet, so hikers around the world, please share and enjoy this technique.” (Image Source: skarpi)

crack planking

Entrance Plank. Banana from the peanut butter jelly time enjoying the planking meme. (Image Source: Toasty_rules)

entrance plank

Facedown In Bokeyland. A perfect example showing you that how classic facedown can also be great. (Image Source: Studio d’Xavier)

facedown in bokeyland

Get Wet Plank. There’s fountain like this everywhere, but how many people really tried the planking on top of it? It’s about thinking out of the box. (Image Source: cameijers)

get wet plank

High Difficulty Planking. You know it, don’t try this anywhere! Bravo anyway! (Image Source: sealion15)

high difficulty planking

Little Girl Planking. Probably one of the cutest planking in human history! (Image Source: jhinnr)

little girl planking

Ping Pong Face-Down. “Today’s ping pong tournament had additional challenges.” (Image Source: ApplesInMyBra)

ping pong face-down

Plank The Army. What a great challenge to the army, too bad we cannot see what happened next! (Image Source: Simen Løvgren)

plank the army

Plank The Lake. It seems like he’s doing the planking, and suddenly someone pushes him into the lake, cool one anyway! (Image Source: Arnór Orri)

plank the lake

Plank The Monster. I think the monster is more hilarious, but the combination makes the entire photo even more amusing! (Image Source: tgsaw)

plank the monster

Plank The Tank. So let them witness the true might of the planking. (Image Source: Basrah K9)

plank the tank

Planker And Cows. Animals always have a hard time on understanding intelligent humans. (Image Source: peter danger atkinson)

planker and cows

Plankers And Cops. Street planking is best when cops are involving it, whether they plank or not. (Image Source: HectorTheGreat1)

plankers and cops

Planking. “There’s a time and a place for everything.” (Image Source: im.mick)


Planking Bear. “Even the polar bears are totally hooked on planking these days.” (Image Source: patries71)

planking bear

Planking In Garage. “So Scott thought he would try it on his car. Guys this isn’t easy if you don’t believe me try it.” (Image Source: Indianapolis Sports Photography)

planking in garage

Planking On A Frozen Lake. “Entering the Planking Craze that’s going on the internet now, I’m doing it in a frozen lake. From the top of Cypress Mt in Vancouver, BC.” (Image Source: superpco)

planking on a frozen lake

Planking The Tanker. I really wonder where they got these kinds of gears. (Image Source: Basrah K9)

planking the tanker

Planking With Rachael. Now what? Need For Speed Hot Planking? (Image Source: PatHayes)

planking with rachael

Run Me Over. “There I was just lying on the ground (face down) when Scott decided to run me over in his jeep…” (Image Source: Martin Mucky Dunne)

run me over

Ryan Plank! There are more uses of basketball board rather than throwing basketball to it. (Image Source: The Dude Junior)

ryan plank

Spider Plank. In our childhood time, who knows the spider web can one day be played with a game called planking? (Image Source: cameijers)

spider plank

Star Wars Planking. “These aren’t the (regular) planks you’re looking for…” (Image Source: SteveHobley)

star wars planking

The Wing Man Plank. We know that we cannot walk on the aeroplane, how about planking on it? (Image Source: Basrah K9)

the wing man plank

Water-line Plank. The secret of the funny planking is the planker has to be serious, isn’t it? (Image Source: hyperdadamix)

water-line plank

Wilcox Pass Plank. Planking at 3000 meter, seems like a good way to enjoy the heavenly mountain scene. (Image Source: Photo-Con)

wilcox pass plank

How’s About Horsemaning?

Horsemaning, also called as “fake beheading” is currently expected as the new Internet meme that will take over the planking. However, there were some posts burst out from both Gawker and Dembot pointed out that the meme was genuinely created (or, “faked”) by BuzzFeed. While the site didn’t officially state it’s some kind of joke or what, they didn’t deny it either.

So now the Horsemaning was coined as “Forced Meme” or “Fake Meme”, but is it really important that the meme is deliberately created or not? We’re not sure about the answer, but Internet people are already taking up the trend, and below are some neat Horsemaning photos for you to enjoy!

Enjoying Magazine. Magazine is still enjoyable even viewing it with the head unplugged, did you try that before? (Image Source: MTV Buzzworthy Blog)

enjoying magazine

Floating Head. You don’t necessarily need to turn your body even if you want to enjoy the view of your back. (Image Source: lavenderbouquet)

floating head

Horsemaning 2.0. The future of horsemaning is out, fuelled by the connective infrastructure of Google+! (Image Source: Newsweek)

horsemaning 2.0

Moustache Man Horsemaning. Having a relaxing moment on the chair… with my slightly heavy head unplugged. (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

moustache man horsemaning

Playing Video Game. As long as the gameplay is enjoyable, it doesn’t matter where your head is placed. (Image Source: Horsemaners Anonymous)

playing video game

Post No Bills. It’s nothing wrong, don’t you think? (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

post no bills

No Head. Err, sir, can I tell you that your head is misplaced? (Image Source: shojke)

no head

Sexy Guy. Am I the only one who thinks the combination is quite wrong? (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

sexy guy


While the meme has been quite well-received, there are also people criticizing the act is so nonsense, and it’s only for boring people who don’t know how to spend their time. Well, the photos above pretty much proved that even the professional photographers also involved in the meme, so it’s probably not totally about boredom, but some kind of creativity that sparks some hilarious and happy moment.

Anyway, why not relax and have fun with them! :) Think you spotted a creative planking photo that will beats some pieces above? Share it to us! We just don’t mind to have more fun, especially with our readers!