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

Diego Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 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

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

This is spectacular. WoW!

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#3

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

gabriele corno Report

tara hasani 2 years 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

Pinyaka Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

ALL the pots are happy to cook! 35-58387424e320c.jpg 35-58387424e320c.jpg

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#5

To See Flower In Water Drop

To See Flower In Water Drop

Miki Asai Report

Alexis 2 years ago

That's so beautiful!

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#6

Perfect Tree Reflection

Perfect Tree Reflection

GallowBoob Report

Arabella Atlee 2 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

imgur Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 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

Superluminal1 2 years 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

reddit Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years 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

deathbypolkadots Report

Carolina Santos 2 years ago

Stunning!

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#11

Walking On Clouds

Walking On Clouds

Carlos M. Almagro Report

Yldîz Chengi 2 years 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

CptSandbag73 Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years 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

IDidNotGetTheReference Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years 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

iamrv Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years 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

ninja_cats Report

Fatemeh 2 years ago

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

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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 2 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

malleeman Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

Pure magic.

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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

thegiantanteater1000 Report

Viola Black 2 years ago

The Disney Pixar Cars are real!!!!! *_* XD

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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

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Super eerie... especially with the lightning

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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

#21

Cotton Candy Lake In Iceland

Cotton Candy Lake In Iceland

iCtrl Report

jacluckycat 2 years ago

Wow

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#22

Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat

Alexus Report

Alexis 2 years ago

😱😱😱

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#23

Warsaw Water Filters Look Spheric

Warsaw Water Filters Look Spheric

Jacek Kada Report

YsaPur 2 years ago

good shot!

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#24

A Pile Of Timber Reflecting In A Puddle

A Pile Of Timber Reflecting In A Puddle

florian schaller Report

Shruti Naik 2 years ago

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

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#25

Dat Reflection

Dat Reflection

fattsoo Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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

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#26

The Reflection Of Milan Cathedral In French Horn

The Reflection Of Milan Cathedral In French Horn

Diego Bardone Report

Hannah Hanson 2 years ago

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

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#27

Branch Reflection Makes A Heart

Branch Reflection Makes A Heart

VANILLA_GRAPH Report

Daniel Johansen 2 years ago

I saw a tip-toeing bird

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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

Arabella Atlee 2 years ago

Reverse it...now it's me!

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#29

Dining In A Van

Dining In A Van

Matt Stuart Report

Rana 2 years ago

this one really a perfect shot

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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 2 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 2 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

Carolina Santos 2 years ago

And it's popping!!

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#33

Giant Reflection

Giant Reflection

rozyhammer Report

Angela Murphy 2 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 2 years ago

Doctor Strange

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#35

Yoga Reflection

Yoga Reflection

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Irish Leigh Manlangit 2 years ago

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

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#36

Driving In Front Of Your Reflection

Driving In Front Of Your Reflection

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Yvonne Bernal 2 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

Line Gramhart 2 years ago

Turn the pic upside down

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#38

The Reflection Of My Cousin

The Reflection Of My Cousin

pepsiguy24 Report

#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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over opinionated 2 years ago

“I am catgod! All must obey!"

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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

georgebushsexdreamer Report

Shruti Naik 2 years ago

the ifish!

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#41

Reflection Of A Church On A Table

Reflection Of A Church On A Table

elessar91 Report

Shruti Naik 2 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

carefulwiththataxe Report

tara hasani 2 years ago

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

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#43

Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle

Leifinator Report

Donna Oades 2 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 2 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 2 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

Anniepha94 Report

Heather 2 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

riccarjo Report

#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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Irish Leigh Manlangit 2 years ago

Levitate Activate

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#50

Projection Of A Lamp

Projection Of A Lamp

Helmuth Kraus M Report

Aadil Mukhtar 2 years ago

It's a shadow not a reflection!

#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

IxJAXZxI Report

Binod Adhikary 2 years ago

May be it doesn't.

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#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 2 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

Doozy_Jr Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

Hypster hulk

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#54

Reflection Turns Ladder Into Wheel

Reflection Turns Ladder Into Wheel

imgur Report

Ng Boon Yong 2 years ago

Suddenly I want to be a hamster

#55

Perfectly Aligned Cloud And Cloud Reflection

Perfectly Aligned Cloud And Cloud Reflection

gregger26 Report

#56

The Reflection On A Knife Completes The Fork

The Reflection On A Knife Completes The Fork

Oriol Domingo Report

Carolina Santos 2 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

cabinhacker25 Report

Pi... 2 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 2 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

ribzfu Report

Tony Mascareñas 2 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

guidedText Report

Pi... 2 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

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#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

Emmanuel Christian 2 years ago

nice butt

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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 2 years ago

It does! That looks so real though!

#64

4 Eyes

4 Eyes

Philip Cornish Report

Alexis 2 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

Hammarberg Report

Pi... 2 years ago

Loved that movie!

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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 2 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 2 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

#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

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#72

A Headless Creature, Formed In The Reflection

A Headless Creature, Formed In The Reflection

Leanne Boulton Report

#73

Illusion

Illusion

bengalsfan1973 Report

#74

Tiny Car

Tiny Car

Tokyo Fashion Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

It's tiny without the reflection. Now it's ridiculous

#75

A Cool Reflection I Saw At My Local Ice Rink

A Cool Reflection I Saw At My Local Ice Rink

snaresamn Report

#76

Reflection On A Building

Reflection On A Building

L Harmer Photography Report

#77

Behind This Building Is Grey And Gloomy, But The Reflection In The Building Is Bright And Blue

Behind This Building Is Grey And Gloomy, But The Reflection In The Building Is Bright And Blue

Milfy_Way Report

#78

Nature Reflection

Nature Reflection

Katarina Kosanovic Report

#79

The Table Left A (mildly) Interesting Reflection On My Friend's Laptop

The Table Left A (mildly) Interesting Reflection On My Friend's Laptop

guitard00d123 Report

#80

Nun Reflection

Nun Reflection

Jacek Stefan Report