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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#3

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

gabriele corno Report

#4

To See Flower In Water Drop

To See Flower In Water Drop

Miki Asai Report

#5

Perfect Tree Reflection

Perfect Tree Reflection

GallowBoob Report

#7

The Reflection Of An Identical Car From Window Perfectly Matches

The Reflection Of An Identical Car From Window Perfectly Matches

reddit Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#8

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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#9

Walking On Clouds

Walking On Clouds

Carlos M. Almagro Report

#10

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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

IDidNotGetTheReference Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#12

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
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#13

Perfect Reflection

Perfect Reflection

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Fatemeh
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#14

This Reflection Makes The Sun Look Complete

This Reflection Makes The Sun Look Complete

ONLY-WANTS-KARMA Report

#16

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

thegiantanteater1000 Report

#17

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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Super eerie... especially with the lightning

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#19

Cotton Candy Lake In Iceland

Cotton Candy Lake In Iceland

iCtrl Report

#21

Warsaw Water Filters Look Spheric

Warsaw Water Filters Look Spheric

Jacek Kada Report

#22

A Pile Of Timber Reflecting In A Puddle

A Pile Of Timber Reflecting In A Puddle

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

Dat Reflection

Dat Reflection

fattsoo Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the guy standing next to her looks like he only has one leg!

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#24

The Reflection Of Milan Cathedral In French Horn

The Reflection Of Milan Cathedral In French Horn

Diego Bardone Report

Hannah Hanson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful. Not a French Horn, but it is beautiful none the less.

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#25

Branch Reflection Makes A Heart

Branch Reflection Makes A Heart

VANILLA_GRAPH Report

#26

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

MynameisCarly Report

#27

Dining In A Van

Dining In A Van

Matt Stuart Report

Rana
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this one really a perfect shot

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#28

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

#29

This Cup Looks Transparent Because Of The Reflection

This Cup Looks Transparent Because Of The Reflection

Jaspower Report

#30

Reflection In Popping Bubble

Reflection In Popping Bubble

Richard Heeks Report

#31

Giant Reflection

Giant Reflection

rozyhammer Report

Angela Murphy
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#32

Bridge Reflection Merges Into An Eye

Bridge Reflection Merges Into An Eye

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#33

Yoga Reflection

Yoga Reflection

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Irish Leigh Manlangit
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What reflects me on the outside, doesn't show up on me on the insisde

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#34

Driving In Front Of Your Reflection

Driving In Front Of Your Reflection

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#35

Looks Like These Guys Are Glued On A Concrete

Looks Like These Guys Are Glued On A Concrete

Christiaan Triebert Report

#37

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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#38

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

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

georgebushsexdreamer Report

#39

Reflection Of A Church On A Table

Reflection Of A Church On A Table

elessar91 Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like a framed photograph...

#40

The Reflection Of This Bartender Is A Little Too Perfect

The Reflection Of This Bartender Is A Little Too Perfect

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tara hasani
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The left dude seems to notice it as well !!!!

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#41

Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle

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Donna Oades
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#42

Blue Mosque In Black-White Reflection

Blue Mosque In Black-White Reflection

Bruno Kolovrat Report

#43

Beautiful Reflection

Beautiful Reflection

David Marcu Report

#44

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

#45

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

Anniepha94 Report

#46

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

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

riccarjo Report

#47

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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#48

Projection Of A Lamp

Projection Of A Lamp

Helmuth Kraus M Report

#49

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

IxJAXZxI Report

#50

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#51

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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#52

Reflection Turns Ladder Into Wheel

Reflection Turns Ladder Into Wheel

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#53

Perfectly Aligned Cloud And Cloud Reflection

Perfectly Aligned Cloud And Cloud Reflection

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#54

The Reflection On A Knife Completes The Fork

The Reflection On A Knife Completes The Fork

Oriol Domingo Report

Carolina Santos
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#55

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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#56

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#57

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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#58

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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#59

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