What was once a genuinely radical festival, based on principles of inclusion, decommodification, self-reliance and communal effort, Burning Man festival has changed somewhat.

With your average person in Burning Man's 2018 edition needing to shell out $1500 over the course of the art festival, 'escaping capitalism' in order to rub shoulders with spaced out Silicon Valley brogrammers and pseudo-bohemian billionaires doesn't come cheap for the opportunity to capture the most amazing pictures for your Instagram.

Of course, there is still a large core of regulars and those who attend in the true spirit of the Buring Man festival, the installations are pretty amazing, and the atmosphere is as intense as ever. Those that we mostly see however are the same old Instagram influencers, whose habit of taking similarly posed photos can make even an event like this seem like we've seen it all before.

Luckily, we here at Bored Panda have managed to compile a list of awesome Burning Man photos from this years event, scroll down below to check them out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

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missjiecouture Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Almost looks like a beautiful Eastern painting. Awesome!

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Aww so adorable

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#3

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techport_ Report

Cat on a bike 1 year ago

Everything and all photos are amazing, but(t) this one made me laugh :))

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#4

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Alex K 1 year ago

didn't her ass burn?

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#5

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diane a 1 year ago

looks like ancient desert markings

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#6

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#7

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innerastronauts Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Can't argue with that in that situation.

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#8

25+ Epic Photos From Burning Man 2018 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

John Curley Report

Allie Faux 1 year ago

I thought they burned a man? Or is that the base the man was built on?

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#9

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burningmanhateweek Report

Деница Петрова 1 year ago

This one is the most beautiful picture yet.Lovely.

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#10

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l.emelyanova Report

A B C 1 year ago

That looks like it's straight outta Mad Max

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#11

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thexinyc Report

Little letitia 1 year ago

Yeah so FUCK standing under this!

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#12

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paellaworks Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Whoever made this must be one very skilled artist!

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#13

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trevorburnzy Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

This is gonna take some effort to boop its nose

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#14

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izadess Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Fancy!

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#15

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missjiecouture Report

Random Panda 1 year ago

I think this one is my favourite. So simple and beautiful.

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#16

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mari_shest Report

Selina Ali 1 year ago

This one made my day

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#17

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erichinman Report

Daria B 1 year ago

For a second, I thought these were his shoes. I should go home and sleep, I guess.

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#18

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zitavass Report

Sora Lyra 1 year ago

This remind me of Lady Gaga.

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#19

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mari_shest Report

Miss Cris 1 year ago

Here the big ball looks as another moon or a planet

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#20

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thelukewhiting Report

Anne 1 year ago

oh wow

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#21

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traveltotomorrowland Report

Cat on a bike 1 year ago

Bunnymobile <3

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#22

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2ndfloorguy Report

P Allen 1 year ago

I hate that everything is an Instagram shoot now...

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#23

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sharipovaliliya Report

Gabby M 1 year ago

I much prefer all the photos of JUST the installations without the models blocking them.

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#24

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lb7452 Report

Juana 1 year ago

A shot thru the heart and you're to blame

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#25

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dewhee1 Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

I really love the small painted details!

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#26

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2ndfloorguy Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

This looks great! Experiencing the inside in real life must be pretty amazing

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#27

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monkeyprojectofficial Report

Lina 1 year ago

Oh look! The Baba Jaga house made it to the festival too

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#28

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deboradavid Report

Zenozenobee 1 year ago

I don't know who's the artist but I love the concept!

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#29

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ninjayap98 Report

Iris Omri-Engler 1 year ago

Comb the desert :-)

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#30

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_poppea_ Report

Indre Noreika 1 year ago

Amazing and surreal. The rainbow. Be still my heart

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#31

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draginah Report

#32

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thelukewhiting Report

Steve Poss 1 year ago

Car Kebab

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#33

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prestonsmiles Report

Brigitta Swart 1 year ago

If she does not put sun block on it is going to be called Burning Lady

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#34

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taylor___mac___cares Report

RedPanda 1 year ago

Anyone know what this sound camp was called? I want to try to find a set from Wednesday night.

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#35

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draginah Report

CultOfBambi 1 year ago

Someone in appropriate clothing! Whoop!

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#36

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_m.denise Report

RedPanda 1 year ago

The rainbow has stairs on the sides so you could climb up and look around. At night it lights up and could be seen from anywhere in the playa.

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#37

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jenwalkersf Report

Odd1sout 1 year ago

Steampunk Alice in wonderland?

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#38

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ilovetravelwoman Report

Meowton Mewsk 1 year ago

This one should be higher up. It’s awesome.

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#39

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alzimin Report

SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Attack of the.... assault bikes?

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#40

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patrycja_milov Report

debbbr 1 year ago

flintstones vehicle

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#41

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senoritosebastien Report

Steve Poss 1 year ago

Slender Man

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#42

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draginah Report

A B C 1 year ago

I thought this compilation was _not_ about all the instagram-posing-infront-of-stuff...

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#43

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dewhee1 Report

Miss Cris 1 year ago

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The "fallas" in Valencia are better ;)

#44

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annastrupinskaya Report

Rick Penn 1 year ago

Someone point me towards the fish bowl, please?

#45

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senoritosebastien Report

Miss Cris 1 year ago

I love pacman! ❤

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#46

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miaomiao_chu Report

S Bagci 1 year ago

I love this one. That guy is hot.

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#47

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traveltotomorrowland Report

Magpie 1 year ago

These are gorgeous! How big? can I get one? If I paint my cello will that change the sound? genuine question I truly do not know. ( it is a cheapish cello, my first, and I am still paying it off, No Regrets)

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#48

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mari_shest Report

MBZ MetalsmithArtist 1 year ago

That red is really popping- gorgeous portrait - she has a lovely relaxed and friendly expression

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#49

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rosacrespo Report

Mountain Hippie 1 year ago

So I'm thinking Burning Man is for female models in their early 20's with a liking towards spacey futuristic clothing made out of very small pieces of fabric.

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#50

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alzimin Report

Giulia Bergamini 1 year ago

Black mirror? Mmh

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#51

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traveltotomorrowland Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Thanks for the reminder?

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#52

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jeleibean Report

Spinaap 1 year ago

so weird and so beatiful (in its own way) at the same time

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#53

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taylor___mac___cares Report

BusLady 1 year ago

Welcome, Earth creatures.

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#54

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rrael Report

RedPanda 1 year ago

The Temple

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#55

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patrycja_milov Report

RedPanda 1 year ago

These marionettes were badass! The creator changed out their outfits and also the heads to change their hair color and facial hair. The marionettes moved on pulleys with really long ropes.

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#56

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aktifyasa Report

Gabby M 1 year ago

Very cool!

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#57

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l.emelyanova Report

Thomas Es Thomas 1 year ago

Oh. So when they installed it the orb was a mirror, but several days in it got covered in dust. They forgot to coat the thing to avoid static electricity.

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#58

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trevorburnzy Report

BusLady 1 year ago

It's about to get that guy on the bike.

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#59

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l.emelyanova Report

Lexie Brindle 1 year ago

When did burning man become about tits and ass?

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#60

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kunnahaan Report

S Bagci 1 year ago

looks like a diaper

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#61

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the_official_waffles Report

Magpie 1 year ago

Oh loving the symbology here.

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#62

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patokastudio Report

Trisha Dragon 1 year ago

Scoutmaster Kevin?

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#63

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trevorburnzy Report

BusLady 1 year ago

Have a heart.

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#64

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bella.mor Report

Rick Penn 1 year ago

Whoaaaaaa, Silver !!!

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#65

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ale_benenti Report

RedPanda 1 year ago

The rings changed color when you rode your bike through them at night

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#66

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sol_anri Report

Pam Falcioni 1 year ago

Hey, down in front, I wanna see the art.

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#67

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nn.nadi Report

Rick Penn 1 year ago

“Klaatu barada nikto, Gort”!

#68

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l.emelyanova Report

MBZ MetalsmithArtist 1 year ago

Epic selfie! I admit, if I was there I'd be taking ridiculous amounts of images as well. The setting and atmosphere is completely alluring to my aesthetic sensibilities- I just couldn't handle the gritty accommodations. Maybe when I was 20....alas those days are gone.

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#69

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ilzaponko Report

Teri Donovan 1 year ago

No one wears white at Burning Man and stays that clean.

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#70

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sharipovaliliya Report

Tifferooski 1 year ago

This reminds me of the Burning Man episode of Malcolm in the Middle.

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#71

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uliana.top Report

Michel M. Prins 1 year ago (edited)

This should be the poster of a cyberpunk or steampunk movie

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#72

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lindsay_bjelde Report

#73

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prestonsmiles Report

Rod Whittinghill 1 year ago

Resistance is futile

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#74

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_m.denise Report

BusLady 1 year ago

The last 3 people on Earth...

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#75

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mari_shest Report

Molly Block 1 year ago

Where are the sexy mostly naked dudes?!!

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#76

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l.emelyanova Report

SnowyLynx 1 year ago

Interesting, looks like she being spied on...

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#77

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mari_shest Report

Meowton Mewsk 1 year ago

That looks fun.

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#78

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jenwalkersf Report

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arodes10 Report