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

Ana Miranda @ Lisbon, Portugal
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1 year ago

LOL

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Terry T.
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1 year ago

He looks like he'd have a thick European accent...

Kristy P
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1 year ago

*mlem*

Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

Really Italian mood

Id row
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1 year ago

Blep.

Bettye McKee
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1 year ago

Wha's happenin', dude?

Natasha Vieillard
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1 year ago

This is the famous cat shelter in Rome, God Bless.

Brendan Marchal
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1 year ago

Rome ?

Ann Abdelzaher
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1 year ago

yes the Largo di Torre Argentina which is a cat sanctuary

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Julia Merchant
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1 year ago

Romeo, er mejor der Colosseo <3

Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

Dude, I had way too much cat nip last night.

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

You lookin’ at me?

Foxxy
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1 year ago

Looks like they woke him up and he is now not very impressed. Quick get him a coffee, that’ll perk him/her right up.

smerv
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1 year ago

A cat in Rome

Luis Milian
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1 year ago

meh bleh

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

The kitty looks unwell, I hope somebody checks on it, I guess it is a stray !!!

sharron lynn parsons
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9 months ago

Does not look healthy, or happy !!!

Mrta Brzoza
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1 year ago

"sooooooo?"

Id row
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1 year ago

The rare combo derp/blep.

Debra Timah
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1 year ago

Google Cat View

Michi Henley
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1 year ago

Work overtime chasing mice?

Ann Abdelzaher
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1 year ago

I love this place it's the Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome, it is where Cesar was murdered and is a cat sanctuary.

Sandy J Renfroe
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1 year ago

Do you have any Grey Poupon?

Ana M
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1 year ago

Hello!!!

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Not in a good mood, so get lost !!!

moogical dank creature
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1 year ago

I swear that cat was going to sneeze

thepotatogirl
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1 year ago

"Can I help you?"

Mike
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1 year ago

That one looks more like it was taken with a camera sitting on the ledge in front of the cat. I don't see how a person with a backpack could get that angle, let alone a vehicle. Maybe this was one of the pictures that someone shared with Google Maps streetview?

Barbara Baxendale
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1 year ago

No, I'm not gonna smile !!

Blanket Pro
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1 year ago

Omgggg

Amanda Ammermann
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1 year ago

What are this?!

Jane Sharp
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1 year ago

Judging you

Karen Dyer
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1 year ago

Do not hold back your sneeze kitty.

Brenda Alvira Alvarez
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1 year ago

"Would you pet me?" "I would pet me so hard"

Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

I am Iron Man

Shirley Richard
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1 year ago

Is he okay? He looks a bit lethargic.

ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

The google car drives across the Forum Romanum?

Veronika Somborn
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1 year ago

There is a cat shelter in Largo Argentina, in the ruins, where this appears to have been taken.

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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

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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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