What happens when a shadow gets tired of following around the same people and objects all the time, and goes rogue? It turns out that shadows can produce some incredible optical illusions, and turn up in the most unexpected places and forms.


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We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of all the times that shadows refused to do as they were told, and took on a life of their own. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your faves!

#1 Tree's Shadow

Tree's Shadow

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Sora Lyra 2 weeks ago

This is so beautiful.

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#2 Playground Shadows

Playground Shadows

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Maria Gorbacheva 2 weeks ago

This looks like a painting!

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#3 Mt. Rainier Shadow From My Backyard

Mt. Rainier Shadow From My Backyard

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Bilguun Nasanbat 2 weeks ago

wow, that's cool!

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#4 This Trucks Shadow Says "Hi"

This Trucks Shadow Says "Hi"

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V 2 weeks ago

I hope u said Hello

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#5 The Sun Melted The Snow Everywhere Except Where The Bikes' Shadows Were

The Sun Melted The Snow Everywhere Except Where The Bikes' Shadows Were

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Steelz 2 weeks ago

More like a 3D printing

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#6 Not Everybody Is What They Seem

Not Everybody Is What They Seem

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Zenozenobee 2 weeks ago

"Everybody wants to be a rat, because a rat's the only rat who knows where it's at."

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#7 Shadows Of Leaves From A Tree During A Solar Eclipse

Shadows Of Leaves From A Tree During A Solar Eclipse

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Dian Ella Lillie 2 weeks ago

Oh, the tree's behaviing like a camera obscura! I'd wet myself if I saw this in real life!!

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#8 This Spiders Reflection In A Pool

This Spiders Reflection In A Pool

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Zenozenobee 2 weeks ago

I love far better the reflexion than the real model.... And I changed my mind about go swiming finally.

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#9 Cheerful Shadow

Cheerful Shadow

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Zenozenobee 2 weeks ago

Lol, this shadow has a humour as dark as itself

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#10 Found The Eye Of Sauron While Wine Tasting

Found The Eye Of Sauron While Wine Tasting

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Dian Ella Lillie 2 weeks ago

OK, I'm drinking a red at mid-day this weekend!

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