Since its humble beginnings in 2007, Google street view has gone on to map out the entire world through photos, making it a perfect place to explore our planet from your desktop. The internet empire has attached its Street View cameras to all means of transport and even mounted them on people, meaning that the most unexpected places and scenes are sometimes captured by the all-seeing eye that is Google.

Some people like to travel vicariously through street view, exploring the remote and dangerous places that people rarely visit in real life. Others like searching for candid and funny photos captured by the gaze of the camera – a kind of voyeurism of the world as it really is. No posing, no carefully curated images, just people and some funny animals doing their thing in their natural habitats.

We here at Bored Panda like these funny accidents caught in photos too, especially the silly animals! Below is a selection of times when animals photobombed the Street View camera, delighting us all with their unexpected and often hilarious presence. Scroll down to check some of the best photos out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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HANS
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1 year ago

Hare Jordan.

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The Google street camera was originally mounted to a van and driven around the streets. But for more remote, hard-to-reach places they now use a backpack that a person can walk with, called the Trekker. This means that Google photos can be taken of any terrain that can only be traveled by foot — provided the person doing the traveling is able to withstand the backpack’s 40-pound weight.

"Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and accurate and useful map possible," Deanna Yick, Google Maps' Street View Program Manager, told Tech Insider, "so that Google Maps is a mirror of the real world."

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Samantha Comerford
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1 year ago

Ello Ello Ello what’s going on ere then

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 year ago

Literally my kids in EVERY School pic

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“It’s not just about pretty pictures and giving people a sense of what things are like,” Yick continued. “We’re using this imagery for conservation, historical purposes, learning, and education.”

You can apply to borrow the Trekker to take on your own travels by checking out this page and filling out the form. Be warned though, Google Street View photographers have to be "very fit individuals," Yick says, because they'll be on their feet for long stretches of time, often while wearing the 40-pound Trekker backpacks. Would you like to give it a try?

Photographers get training at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, before they head out to shoot photos.


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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

this one gets up voted, cause of cat!

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smerv
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1 year ago

Such a beautiful picture

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While Google Street View is still used mainly for navigation and orienting oneself with an area, Yick hopes people will continue using it as a place for exploration as well.

"People are comfortable using it as a day-to-day tool for navigation, but it's so much more than that," she said. "The fact that I can use Google Maps and hop into the Pyramids of Egypt without a plane or a new language — it's really exciting."

"What we've found is just because the road ends doesn't mean there's not more interesting stuff to see."

"That's where the good stuff is — off the beaten path."

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Xian Tian
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1 year ago

spider cat, spider cat , does whatever a spider cat does

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N G
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1 year ago

This looks like the north Yorkshire moors, anyone know where it is?

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Ah yes, the Titan seagull. They're able to lift a small car.

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Charlotte Ayers
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1 year ago

Wanna see a rainbow? Here, follow me!

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Toujin C'Thlu
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1 year ago

I like that the monkeys don't seem to care that someone's taking a picture of their hot tub party.

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smerv
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1 year ago

This is the doggo that chased the car

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 year ago

LOL, Just as you think nobody is watching

Lyop
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1 year ago

....everyone is!!

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Shirley Richard
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1 year ago

Imagine trying to have a moment when you realize you're now going to be blasted all over the internet? Poor good boy.

ThatOnePanda
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1 year ago

I think this poor dogs face should be blurred

Milena
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1 year ago

brilliant

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HANS
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1 year ago

Squatter's rights!

Fire Chalk
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1 year ago

Live life like your not on google street view

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
1 year ago

These days, everybody's a critic of Google.

Charlotte Ayers
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't a guy have a little privacy?

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

I hope he has his doggy bag !!!

Deb Brzozowski
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1 year ago

There is a joke that if you are ever lost in the woods, pretend to use the bathroom and someone will show up!

Nevi Løvfelt
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1 year ago

The cutest is if the dog notice you are looking at him doing the deed, often they seem embarrased.

Char Char
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1 year ago

When you gotta go, you gotta go!

the Author is An A**hole
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1 year ago

the mighty google sees all

Elaine Brown
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1 year ago

My boxer knew how to do this. Stick your head in a bush with butt exposed. No one can see!

MsM
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1 year ago

What a crappy day that was

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah ha ha ha ha!

Jeanine Kern
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1 year ago

Not a bear

Bettye McKee
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1 year ago

Crapping for posterity.

Catffirmations
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1 year ago

"If I look away they can't see me. Nothing to see here, guys."

Jo Ellen Washburn
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1 year ago

I will be upvoting all the puppers.

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

I feel bad for the gud boi

Nikki D
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1 year ago

It looks like the dog is trying to ignore the camera lol.

Robert Robi Z
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1 year ago

a little bit of privacy please

meow point1
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1 year ago

Reminds me of that time when my dog urinated just as people were riding by on a miniature train.

Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

Seriously? Just move on, can't a dog do his business in peace?

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Some privacy please!

Maria Rohlen
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1 year ago

Privacy, please!

David Glover
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1 year ago

This is a "Crappy Picture". LOL

Night Owl
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1 year ago

A little privacy, please

marnidarr
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1 year ago

"LITERALLY no damn privacy left!"

Jill Barenbrug
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1 year ago

Yeah my dog was taking a s*** too in our street at Google maps view.

Tommy Jo Hunt
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1 year ago

Somebody took the picture!

Michi Henley
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1 year ago

Where is the privacy??

Witold Winczenzo Dryjański
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1 year ago

Shit happens XD

Witold Winczenzo Dryjański
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1 year ago

Shit happens 😁

Robert Bernstein
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1 year ago

Shit happens !

Sandy J Renfroe
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1 year ago

Don't look now but...

Tara Trainor
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1 year ago

Everyone poops!!

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago (edited)

"excuse me, do you have time to talk about our lord and savior Big Bird?"

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Zoe's Mom
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1 year ago

Another great picture.

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MsM
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1 year ago

Not feeling very stable.

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Catlady6000
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1 year ago

Amazing that he lived this long with that coloring. That is one tough animal

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smerv
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1 year ago

Glad they respected their privacy

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smerv
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1 year ago

Nopeing outta here

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Charlotte Ayers
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1 year ago

"Hey, Ralph, do you think *we* are supposed to be herding the sheep?"

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Cowabunga!!! Oh wait, that's turtles.

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Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

And there off, Tuxedo off to an early lead with Crosby in second followed by Waddle. It's going to be a close one people!

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Keessie
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1 year ago

Cuteness overload!

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Charlotte Ayers
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1 year ago

"Uhhh...I wasn't trying to get out. Nope. Just hanging out."

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Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

The sad irony is these elephants are just trying to get to a Waffle House and google maps let them down.

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Now, slowly descend into downward dog.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

the Riders of the Apocalypse took a break....

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 year ago

Some of these pictures are quite artistic and beautiful

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Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

I saw that movie. It didn't have a happy ending.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Rural equivalent of a traffic jam.

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Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

Don't you hate it when you are driving down the road,minding your own business, when a whale runs out in front of you! Insurance won't believe you.

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