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!

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missjiecouture Report

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zimokosova_zhanna Report

Odd1sout
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The big bear looks lit as hell

Flint Hahn
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Always provide proper attribution to the original photographer please @xmasons - https://www.instagram.com/p/BnKIK0yh8s_

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just like ducks all in a row following momma.

Jesse Musil
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so many questions! so much FLUFF!!

glowworm2
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Teddy Bear parade? Adorable.

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

Choo Choo, it's a train of Winnie the Pooh Pooh

Pamela Scott
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Qmakes me think of the teddy bear picnic song!

Lunar Panda
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So cute!! But don't they set everything on fire? Lol

Mona Khadra
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to go to burning man so badly but I'll probably have the worst asthma attacks from all the dust.

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#3

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techport_ Report

Cat on a bike
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

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

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Allie Faux
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#10

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A B C
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That looks like it's straight outta Mad Max

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#15

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missjiecouture Report

Random Panda
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#17

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erichinman Report

Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#19

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mari_shest Report

Miss Cris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here the big ball looks as another moon or a planet

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#22

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P Allen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

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sharipovaliliya Report

Gabby M
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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2ndfloorguy Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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#28

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deboradavid Report

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

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

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#30

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_poppea_ Report

Indre Noreika
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing and surreal. The rainbow. Be still my heart

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#33

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prestonsmiles Report

Brigitta Swart
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

Someone in appropriate clothing! Whoop!

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#36

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_m.denise Report

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

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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#38

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ilovetravelwoman Report

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#42

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draginah Report

A B C
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#43

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Miss Cris
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4 years ago

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The "fallas" in Valencia are better ;)

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annastrupinskaya Report

Rick Penn
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone point me towards the fish bowl, please?

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traveltotomorrowland Report

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

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

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

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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#52

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jeleibean Report

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

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

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