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

Burning-Man-2018

missjiecouture Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

Almost looks like a beautiful Eastern painting. Awesome!

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#2

Burning-Man-2018

zimokosova_zhanna Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww so adorable

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#3

Burning-Man-2018

techport_ Report

Cat on a bike
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#4

Burning-Man-2018

polina_askeri Report

Alex K
Community Member
2 years ago

didn't her ass burn?

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#5

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bacydoit Report

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like ancient desert markings

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#6

Burning-Man-2018

miaomiao_chu Report

Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Luke?

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#7

Burning-Man-2018

innerastronauts Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is the most beautiful picture yet.Lovely.

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#10

Burning Man 2018

l.emelyanova Report

A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

That looks like it's straight outta Mad Max

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#11

Burning Man 2018

thexinyc Report

Little letitia
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah so FUCK standing under this!

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#12

Burning-Man-2018

paellaworks Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoever made this must be one very skilled artist!

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#13

Burning-Man-2018

trevorburnzy Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

This is gonna take some effort to boop its nose

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#14

Burning-Man-2018

izadess Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

Fancy!

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#15

Burning-Man-2018

missjiecouture Report

Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#16

Burning-Man-2018

mari_shest Report

Selina Ali
Community Member
2 years ago

This one made my day

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#17

Burning-Man-2018

erichinman Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#18

Burning-Man-2018

zitavass Report

Sora Lyra
Community Member
2 years ago

This remind me of Lady Gaga.

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#19

Burning-Man-2018

mari_shest Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Here the big ball looks as another moon or a planet

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#20

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thelukewhiting Report

Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

oh wow

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#21

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traveltotomorrowland Report

Cat on a bike
Community Member
2 years ago

Bunnymobile <3

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#22

Burning Man 2018

2ndfloorguy Report

P Allen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#23

Burning-Man-2018

sharipovaliliya Report

Gabby M
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#24

Burning-Man-2018

lb7452 Report

Juana
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

I really love the small painted details!

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#26

Burning-Man-2018

2ndfloorguy Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#27

Burning Man 2018

monkeyprojectofficial Report

Lina
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#28

Burning-Man-2018

deboradavid Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#29

Burning-Man-2018

ninjayap98 Report

Iris Omri-Engler
Community Member
2 years ago

Comb the desert :-)

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#30

Burning-Man-2018

_poppea_ Report

Indre Noreika
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing and surreal. The rainbow. Be still my heart

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#31

Burning-Man-2018

draginah Report

Jackie Mercer-Austrup
Community Member
2 years ago

Quite a Warrior!

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#32

Burning-Man-2018

thelukewhiting Report

Steve Poss
Community Member
2 years ago

Car Kebab

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#33

Burning-Man-2018

prestonsmiles Report

Brigitta Swart
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#34

Burning-Man-2018

taylor___mac___cares Report

RedPanda
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning-Man-2018

draginah Report

CultOfBambi
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone in appropriate clothing! Whoop!

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#36

Burning-Man-2018

_m.denise Report

RedPanda
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning-Man-2018

jenwalkersf Report

Odd1sout
Community Member
2 years ago

Steampunk Alice in wonderland?

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#38

Burning-Man-2018

ilovetravelwoman Report

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#39

Burning-Man-2018

alzimin Report

SnowyLynx
Community Member
2 years ago

Attack of the.... assault bikes?

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#40

Burning-Man-2018

patrycja_milov Report

debbbr
Community Member
2 years ago

flintstones vehicle

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#41

Burning-Man-2018

senoritosebastien Report

Steve Poss
Community Member
2 years ago

Slender Man

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#42

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draginah Report

A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#43

Burning-Man-2018

dewhee1 Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

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The "fallas" in Valencia are better ;)

#44

Burning-Man-2018

annastrupinskaya Report

Rick Penn
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone point me towards the fish bowl, please?

#45

Burning-Man-2018

senoritosebastien Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

I love pacman! ❤

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#46

Burning-Man-2018

miaomiao_chu Report

S Bagci
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this one. That guy is hot.

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#47

Burning-Man-2018

traveltotomorrowland Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning-Man-2018

mari_shest Report

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#49

Burning-Man-2018

rosacrespo Report

Mountain Hippie
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning Man 2018

alzimin Report

Giulia Bergamini
Community Member
2 years ago

Black mirror? Mmh

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#51

Burning-Man-2018

traveltotomorrowland Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

Thanks for the reminder?

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#52

Burning-Man-2018

jeleibean Report

Spinaap
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#53

Burning-Man-2018

taylor___mac___cares Report

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Welcome, Earth creatures.

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#54

Burning-Man-2018

rrael Report

RedPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

The Temple

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#55

Burning-Man-2018

patrycja_milov Report

RedPanda
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning-Man-2018

aktifyasa Report

Gabby M
Community Member
2 years ago

Very cool!

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#57

Burning Man 2018

l.emelyanova Report

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning-Man-2018

trevorburnzy Report

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#59

Burning Man 2018

l.emelyanova Report

Lexie Brindle
Community Member
2 years ago

When did burning man become about tits and ass?

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#60

Burning-Man-2018

kunnahaan Report

S Bagci
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like a diaper

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#61

Burning-Man-2018

the_official_waffles Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh loving the symbology here.

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#62

Burning-Man-2018

patokastudio Report

Trisha Dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

Scoutmaster Kevin?

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#63

Burning-Man-2018

trevorburnzy Report

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Have a heart.

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#64

Burning-Man-2018

bella.mor Report

Rick Penn
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoaaaaaa, Silver !!!

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#65

Burning-Man-2018

ale_benenti Report

RedPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#66

Burning-Man-2018

sol_anri Report

Pam Falcioni
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#67

Burning-Man-2018

nn.nadi Report

Rick Penn
Community Member
2 years ago

“Klaatu barada nikto, Gort”!

#68

Burning-Man-2018

l.emelyanova Report

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
Community Member
2 years 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

Burning-Man-2018

ilzaponko Report

Teri Donovan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#70

Burning-Man-2018

sharipovaliliya Report

Tifferooski
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#71

Burning-Man-2018

uliana.top Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This should be the poster of a cyberpunk or steampunk movie

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#72

Burning-Man-2018

lindsay_bjelde Report

#73

Burning-Man-2018

prestonsmiles Report