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.

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
Community Member
4 years 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

LucyDreads Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

this one is cool!

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#3

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

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Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

That is the coolest place.

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#4

The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

Pinyaka Report

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

You cannot be unhappy making meals on this stove! XD

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#5

To See Flower In Water Drop

To See Flower In Water Drop

Miki Asai Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

That's so beautiful!

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#6

Perfect Tree Reflection

Perfect Tree Reflection

GallowBoob Report

Arabella Atlee
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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

acmedoge Report

Tony Mascareñas
Community Member
4 years ago

Impressive.

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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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Nancy
Community Member
4 years ago

2 sides

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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

deathbypolkadots Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

If that coffee were real, that would be totally sweet.

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#11

Walking On Clouds

Walking On Clouds

Carlos M. Almagro Report

Ronaldo Melo
Community Member
4 years ago

It is sooooooo cool!!!

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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

CptSandbag73 Report

Nancy
Community Member
4 years ago

omg :d

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#13

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

IDidNotGetTheReference Report

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh dear!

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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

iamrv Report

Lu Karina
Community Member
4 years ago

I have no words.

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#15

Perfect Reflection

Perfect Reflection

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

Pffffffttttttttsssssxxxxxxx... Laughed my ass off :D

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#16

This Reflection Makes The Sun Look Complete

This Reflection Makes The Sun Look Complete

ONLY-WANTS-KARMA Report

Alina-Mihaela Ivanescu
Community Member
4 years ago

Suddenly need the urge to sing "The lions sleep tonight ..."

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#17

Reflections In The Park

Reflections In The Park

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Pam Pam
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this one, looks like a painting <3

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#18

The Reflection From The Street Lamps Makes This Vw Bug Look Like It Has Cartoon Eyes

The Reflection From The Street Lamps Makes This Vw Bug Look Like It Has Cartoon Eyes

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Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

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#19

The Reflection Of The Light Inside Makes It Look Like There's A Ufo

The Reflection Of The Light Inside Makes It Look Like There's A Ufo

RealisticCynic Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

They're here!!!

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#20

Looks Like It's Just Floating In The Sky

Looks Like It's Just Floating In The Sky

Agnese Eva Montecchi Report

Przemysław Starowicz
Community Member
4 years ago

Laputa! :)

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#21

Cotton Candy Lake In Iceland

Cotton Candy Lake In Iceland

iCtrl Report

jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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#22

Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat

Alexus Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

😱😱😱

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#23

Warsaw Water Filters Look Spheric

Warsaw Water Filters Look Spheric

Jacek Kada Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like an illusion...

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#24

A Pile Of Timber Reflecting In A Puddle

A Pile Of Timber Reflecting In A Puddle

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like a crater in the middle of the road...

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#25

Dat Reflection

Dat Reflection

fattsoo Report

Lu Karina
Community Member
4 years ago

Ummm...

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#26

The Reflection Of Milan Cathedral In French Horn

The Reflection Of Milan Cathedral In French Horn

Diego Bardone Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

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That happens all the time when I play my euphonium. What's the big deal?

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#27

Branch Reflection Makes A Heart

Branch Reflection Makes A Heart

VANILLA_GRAPH Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

That's so sweet!

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#28

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

MynameisCarly Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Cat woman.

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#29

Dining In A Van

Dining In A Van

Matt Stuart Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

A new take on dining out.

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#30

City Reflection In A Puddle Makes It Look Like A Painting

City Reflection In A Puddle Makes It Look Like A Painting

Toni Verdú Carbó Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

That is so cool.

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#31

This Cup Looks Transparent Because Of The Reflection

This Cup Looks Transparent Because Of The Reflection

Jaspower Report

tara hasani
Community Member
4 years ago

Or it's a ghost of a cup !!!!

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#32

Reflection In Popping Bubble

Reflection In Popping Bubble

Richard Heeks Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

Never mind. This is my favorite so far.

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#33

Giant Reflection

Giant Reflection

rozyhammer Report

Angela Murphy
Community Member
4 years ago

This looks like an image by Trey Ratcliff. He's a brilliant photographer!

#34

Bridge Reflection Merges Into An Eye

Bridge Reflection Merges Into An Eye

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Sophie Florentin
Community Member
4 years ago

Doctor Strange

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#35

Yoga Reflection

Yoga Reflection

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Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is my favorite so far!

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#36

Driving In Front Of Your Reflection

Driving In Front Of Your Reflection

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

And not so fun when the sun is behind you... anybody who has driven behind one of these knows what I'm talking about.

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#37

Looks Like These Guys Are Glued On A Concrete

Looks Like These Guys Are Glued On A Concrete

Christiaan Triebert Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

How do they do that?? At first it looks like they are lying down but then it looks like they are suspended over the city. So cool!

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#38

The Reflection Of My Cousin

The Reflection Of My Cousin

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Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

I have come for you, pepsiguy24.

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#39

My Friend Took A Photo Of A Storm Through A Window And Their Phone Case Reflected Perfectly

My Friend Took A Photo Of A Storm Through A Window And Their Phone Case Reflected Perfectly

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

the cloud just give you finger :-)

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#40

The Reflection Of My Headphones In This Water Glass Creates A Fish

The Reflection Of My Headphones In This Water Glass Creates A Fish

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

the ifish!

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#41

Reflection Of A Church On A Table

Reflection Of A Church On A Table

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like a framed photograph...

#42

The Reflection Of This Bartender Is A Little Too Perfect

The Reflection Of This Bartender Is A Little Too Perfect

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Tony Mascareñas
Community Member
4 years ago

Jajaja

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#43

Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle

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Donna Oades
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that bridge actually useable? Doesn't look like there's enough structure to cross over it.

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#44

Blue Mosque In Black-White Reflection

Blue Mosque In Black-White Reflection

Bruno Kolovrat Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

artistic!

#45

Beautiful Reflection

Beautiful Reflection

David Marcu Report

#46

I Took This Reflection Picture This Morning At Sunrise. It Looks Cosmic To Me

I Took This Reflection Picture This Morning At Sunrise. It Looks Cosmic To Me

Gashnor Report

over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

The game asteroids in H.D.

#47

Was Trying To Take A Picture Of My Ring And It Caught The Reflection Of A Tree Instead

Was Trying To Take A Picture Of My Ring And It Caught The Reflection Of A Tree Instead

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Heather
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful ring. Beautiful tree.

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#48

Once In A Lifetime Shot. Sunny Reflection In A Stormy Sky

Once In A Lifetime Shot. Sunny Reflection In A Stormy Sky

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#49

Reflection In A Puddle Makes My Friend Look Like She's Flying

Reflection In A Puddle Makes My Friend Look Like She's Flying

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Sajib Tanvir
Community Member
4 years ago

She is Jumping

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#50

Projection Of A Lamp

Projection Of A Lamp

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Aadil Mukhtar
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a shadow not a reflection!

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#51

The Reflection Makes It Look Like There Is No Back To The Mirror

The Reflection Makes It Look Like There Is No Back To The Mirror

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Binod Adhikary
Community Member
4 years ago

May be it doesn't.

#52

The Reflection Of This Conference Room Table Makes It Look Like There Is A Giant Conference Room Table Underwater

The Reflection Of This Conference Room Table Makes It Look Like There Is A Giant Conference Room Table Underwater

Had_To_Switch Report

tara hasani
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it's illumanity people's conference room ??!!!

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#53

The Reflection Made This Hulk Look Like He Has A Mustache And A Beard

The Reflection Made This Hulk Look Like He Has A Mustache And A Beard

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Faturrahman
Community Member
4 years ago

haha funny

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#54

Reflection Turns Ladder Into Wheel

Reflection Turns Ladder Into Wheel

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Ng Boon Yong
Community Member
4 years ago

Suddenly I want to be a hamster

#55

Perfectly Aligned Cloud And Cloud Reflection

Perfectly Aligned Cloud And Cloud Reflection

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#56

The Reflection On A Knife Completes The Fork

The Reflection On A Knife Completes The Fork

Oriol Domingo Report

Carolina Santos
Community Member
4 years ago

I often do this at restaurants while waiting. COD with reflections?

#57

The Reflection Of The Pizza Oven On The Window Made It Look Like The Car Was On Fire

The Reflection Of The Pizza Oven On The Window Made It Look Like The Car Was On Fire

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

How's this even possible?!

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#58

Looks Like There Are Three Buildings And One In The Middle Is Transparent

Looks Like There Are Three Buildings And One In The Middle Is Transparent

Mike Vande Ven Jr. Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

What is it supposed to be then? I don't get it.

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#59

The Reflection Of A Lamp In My Sunglasses Made It Look Like Someone Was Watching Me

The Reflection Of A Lamp In My Sunglasses Made It Look Like Someone Was Watching Me

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Tony Mascareñas
Community Member
4 years ago

Creepy

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#60

Reflection Of Fireplace Made It Look Like Branches Were On Fire Outside

Reflection Of Fireplace Made It Look Like Branches Were On Fire Outside

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice one!

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#61

Persimmon Tree Reflecting In The Pond Where Its Fallen Leaves On The Ground Create The Visual Illusion Of A Tree Not Bare, But With Branches Still Full Of Autumn Leaves

Persimmon Tree Reflecting In The Pond Where Its Fallen Leaves On The Ground Create The Visual Illusion Of A Tree Not Bare, But With Branches Still Full Of Autumn Leaves

Rosmarie Wirz Report

#62

This Busted Airport Hudson Sign Looks Like "no Butt" In The Reflection

This Busted Airport Hudson Sign Looks Like "no Butt" In The Reflection

CarlaSagan Report

Ngawai Weepu
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4 years ago

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Pretty gay

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#63

The Reflection Looks Like Someone Put A Kid With The Lion

The Reflection Looks Like Someone Put A Kid With The Lion

ImdownwDetroit Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

It does! That looks so real though!

#64

4 Eyes

4 Eyes

Philip Cornish Report

Alexis
Community Member
4 years ago

That's just creepy. 😧😉

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#65

The Reflection Makes This Guy Look Like A Conehead

The Reflection Makes This Guy Look Like A Conehead

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tara hasani
Community Member
4 years ago

Im pretty sure he's showing the girl their reflection.

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#66

The Reflection On The Glass Makes My Friend Look Like A Ghost

The Reflection On The Glass Makes My Friend Look Like A Ghost

J1P3A Report

Den CA
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't she?

#67

The Reflection Of Fire In My Watch Looks Like Darth Vader

The Reflection Of Fire In My Watch Looks Like Darth Vader

Jedi_Ewok Report

tara hasani
Community Member
4 years ago

And he's not your father.

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#68

Hulk Came To Life Straight From The Books Store

Hulk Came To Life Straight From The Books Store

Hung Vo Report

#69

Reflection Turns These Constructions Into Circles

Reflection Turns These Constructions Into Circles

Alex Pino Report

#70

Don't Fall In

Don't Fall In

Anne Worner Report

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#71

Is It A Reflection Or Just A Boy Standing In The Street?

Is It A Reflection Or Just A Boy Standing In The Street?

Anna Moskalkova Report