Photographs capture the heart-stopping moments ahead of some VERY unfortunate accidents.

We've all had that moment of startling panic after realising we're seconds away from falling face-first onto the floor.
But for these unfortunate internet users, their seconds of alarm were caught on camera ahead of some of the most seemingly painful accidents. From a curious cat standing on a shelf full of breakable items, to a woman's horrified face as her slice of cheesecake begins to fall from her plate, these photographs are sure to leave you with very sweaty palms.