It's easy to warp or distort a photograph digitally, but snapping a picture that'll bend your mind without the use of Photoshop isn't quite so simple. One of the best ways to create surreal pictures naturally is via the use of reflections. They play with your perspective and cause you to think about the image in a totally different way due to the optical illusions they can create.


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Take a look at the pictures below to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the list includes some of the best optical illusions caused by reflections we could find. Some are funny, others are beautiful, and all are guaranteed to play with your mind. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1 Reflection Creates A Moon

Reflection Creates A Moon

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

I'd love to have that view right outside my front window!

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#2 I Took This Photo Of A Reflection In A Puddle And The Gravel Looks Like A Starry Night Sky

I Took This Photo Of A Reflection In A Puddle And The Gravel Looks Like A Starry Night Sky

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

This is spectacular. WoW!

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#3 Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

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tara hasani 1 week ago

This is why universe is a piece of art .

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#4 The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

ALL the pots are happy to cook!

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#5 To See Flower In Water Drop

To See Flower In Water Drop

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Alexis 1 week ago

That's so beautiful!

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#6 Perfect Tree Reflection

Perfect Tree Reflection

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Arabella Atlee 1 week ago

When will my reflection show who I am inside?

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#7 Prague In A Wine Glass

Prague In A Wine Glass

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

Stunning!

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#8 Every Time I Think That This Building Is Burning, But It Is A Reflection Of The Sunset

Every Time I Think That This Building Is Burning, But It Is A Reflection Of The Sunset

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Superluminal1 1 week ago

The Towering Inferno

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#9 The Reflection Of An Identical Car From Window Perfectly Matches

The Reflection Of An Identical Car From Window Perfectly Matches

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

That's hilarious. At first I thought the shading on the window was making the car appear tinted... then I realized after reading the title, it's the reflection of the open window.

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#10 The Tapestry Above My Bed Made A Pretty Sweet Reflection In My Coffee This Morning

The Tapestry Above My Bed Made A Pretty Sweet Reflection In My Coffee This Morning

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Carolina Santos 1 week ago

Stunning!

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#11 Walking On Clouds

Walking On Clouds

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Yldîz Chengi 1 week ago

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia ! Gorgeous!

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#12 Did My Friend Piss His Pants? Nope, It's Just The Reflection Of The Chairs In The Room

Did My Friend Piss His Pants? Nope, It's Just The Reflection Of The Chairs In The Room

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

That's hilarious. Even more funny if he were delivering a serious speech and everybody keeps laughing....

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#13 When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

It would have to be fake. The reflection cannot show the front of the flower bouquet, OR the front of her dress. MOST IMPORTANT, it could not show the groom's tie, as she would be blocking the reflection! Sorry, I call P0hotoshop

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#14 The Reflection Makes This Chimpanzee Look Like He Is Wearing Her Dress

The Reflection Makes This Chimpanzee Look Like He Is Wearing Her Dress

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Yvonne Bernal 1 week ago

He also appears to have his hand going down the front of her dress too!

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#15 Perfect Reflection

Perfect Reflection

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Fatemeh 1 week ago

This one didn't mess with our head.It messed with his and hers.

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