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?

Flash Henry
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1 year ago

I would have guessed Ireland. We used to have to get out of the car and physically move the sheep off the road. Honking and yelling and revving the engine did nothing.

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Ben Steinberg
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1 year ago

Ah yes, the famous tumble-sheep of the Yorkshire moors...

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

They’re lambasting the drone.

N G
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1 year ago

There's no pulling the wool over your eyes

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Lindy Mac
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1 year ago

OH Look...Google maps blurred the face of the closest sheep for privacy concerns.

Id row
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1 year ago

Looks like it could be a Pink Floyd album cover.

Samantha Comerford
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1 year ago

Gerroff my land

Loredana Rosi
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1 year ago

I live in Australia and this happens very often. :)

Michi Henley
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1 year ago

Oh wow!!!

OTTER
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1 year ago

Don’t count them!! You’ll fall asleep!!!

alwaysMispelled
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1 year ago

Ohmigod, at first glance I thought these were GIANT guinea pigs! lololol

2WheelTravlr
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1 year ago

I think the world needs giant guinea pigs.

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Karen Dyer
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1 year ago

You want what???Right, we will move in our own time

Harry Larter
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1 year ago

Chillin

Andrea Careless
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10 months ago

Actually, it's Toronto Canada.

marnidarr
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12 months ago

Obviously, humans did not need a road here. We screw up everything.

Id row
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1 year ago

Potential cover of a Pink Floyd album.

Tommy Jo Hunt
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1 year ago

This asphalt is so warm!

Robert Bernstein
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1 year ago

Sheep happens !

Janet Cox
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1 year ago

Looks like Dartmoor in Devon UK.

Sandy J Renfroe
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1 year ago

Paratroopers without parachutes

Milena
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1 year ago

Too cool for my wool #vacation #feelin'hot #sheepglam

Allison Wood
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1 year ago

Maybe Iceland

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Are they not usually fenced in ???

Ana Miranda @ Lisbon, Portugal
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1 year ago

I've been trying to plant them for years and I've never been successful!

Sue Clasen
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1 year ago

The road is so nice and warm!

Lisa Wheeldon
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1 year ago

Goathland

Gail Huddleston
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1 year ago

Could be southern Colorado. I've seen similar scenes several times down there.

Freya Fluharty
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1 year ago

South Wales, around the Brecon Beacons??

Pearl Magee
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1 month ago

Where the rams are Someone waits for ewe...

John Harper
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4 months ago

Y'all goin oneway

Judi Vanarsdal
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5 months ago

I need them some nights so I can sleep! ;-)

sharron lynn parsons
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5 months ago

Looks so peaceful !!!

Andrea Careless
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10 months ago

I'm surprised no one realized this is Toronto, the Sheep Capital of Canada.

Lynette Smith
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1 year ago

Sheep own the road

BusLady
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1 year ago

Why are there none on the other side of the road?

Lindy Mac
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1 year ago

BusLady: They are waiting for the chicken to come and show them how.

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Google Strééééhééé'ééét viiiieeehiiieeeew

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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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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

He's beautiful.. And is his colouring quite rare?

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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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