On Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people were staring at the same thing through doofy glasses, as they tried to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Not only that, they also immortalized the awe-inspiring moment in photos, and Bored Panda has collected the best of them in case you missed the phenomenon or can't get enough of it.

A total solar eclipse covered a narrow portion of the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. And a partial one was visible across the entire continent of North America, as well as in parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. This was the first time since 1918 when North America experienced the path of totality from coast to coast.

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I Am The Accidental Photographer Of This Once In A Lifetime Shot

I Am The Accidental Photographer Of This Once In A Lifetime Shot

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Sophie G
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3 years ago

that's called being in the right place at the right time

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#2

To The Ends Of The Earth.... This Is A Single Photo, No Photoshop

To The Ends Of The Earth.... This Is A Single Photo, No Photoshop

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

This is mesmerising!

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#3

The Great American Eclipse As Seen From Oregon. Millions Of People Gathered To The Narrow Path Of Totality To Witness One Of The Most Epic Astronomical Phenomenons Of The Century

The Great American Eclipse As Seen From Oregon. Millions Of People Gathered To The Narrow Path Of Totality To Witness One Of The Most Epic Astronomical Phenomenons Of The Century

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John Doe
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3 years ago

yeh right, let's make eclipse american again :@

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#4

Another Eclipse Photo

Another Eclipse Photo

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lovealways<3
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3 years ago

Beautiful!!!

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#5

Apparently Eclipses Produce Insane Looking Shadows

Apparently Eclipses Produce Insane Looking Shadows

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

Isn't that just a tree...?

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#6

This Was Undoubtedly The Most Fantastic Natural Phenomenon I've Had The Honor Witnessing

This Was Undoubtedly The Most Fantastic Natural Phenomenon I've Had The Honor Witnessing

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

at a loss for words too!

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#7

Hours Of Planning, Scouting, And Driving Went Into Creating This Photograph. It Was On The Verge Of Being Completely Ruined By Clouds. But Thankfully It All Worked Out

Hours Of Planning, Scouting, And Driving Went Into Creating This Photograph. It Was On The Verge Of Being Completely Ruined By Clouds. But Thankfully It All Worked Out

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John Doe
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3 years ago

mysterious clouds, eh!

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#8

The Eclipse Is Leaving Very Weird Shadows On My Deck!

The Eclipse Is Leaving Very Weird Shadows On My Deck!

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Esther Visser-Keijnemans
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3 years ago

Yeah they call it half lit moon shadows.

Pamela Custer
Community Member
3 years ago

I just posted some photos of the very same types on Facebook. "I'm being followed by a Moonshadow."

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GalaxyInAJar
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3 years ago

It goes through the small holes in the leaves, just like the pinhole camera thingeys, you can use a lead if you don't have any paper

Cindy Eckert
Community Member
3 years ago

YES ! that is the thing I found more fascinating. The way the shadows changed from normal. Did you notice that the curve changed to the other way when the moon got to other side?

Fran Dawes
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3 years ago

WOW...OK ILL SAY ITT,,,,,,,,,,,ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE..... 11738007_1...283963.jpg 11738007_10204156336097910_8579819026638298764_n-599e5e7283963.jpg

Petrisse Huggins
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3 years ago

HaHa 😂😂😂😂😂

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Don Conard
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3 years ago

Proof of Einstein's Theory that light bends. With the sun totally covered, the light is bending around the moon.

Sara Sluis
Community Member
3 years ago

Witness how nature taught us how to make pinhole projectors.

Hemrich Gundesalf
Community Member
3 years ago

Not many "likes". People are not understanding the beauty of physics that make this possible.

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

Whadayaknow - Another REAL photo! Thanks for sharing!! And for keeping it REAL.

Jim Rich
Community Member
3 years ago

Boogyman footprints! Move immediately!!! Hide the women and children. Save yourself before the next eclipse come along. I have a slightly used pair of eclipse glasses for sale....cheap!!

Petrisse Huggins
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3 years ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Barbara Gollon
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3 years ago

Plasma swirls from the corona are leaving strange shadows. Fascinating.

The Cappy
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3 years ago

That's awesome.

Jamie Shilling
Community Member
3 years ago

The shadows looked so neat! I took this one under the big tree by my house. 20915490_1...026066.jpg 20915490_10155795997776929_2487802398469695358_n-599ce9f026066.jpg

Karen Brink
Community Member
3 years ago

Took photos and videos of the same on our front sidewalk and steps here in Wyoming. Almost three-dimentional. Also pics of what looked like feathers or an angels wings.

Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing! :0

Janet Chávez
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the actual half Moon eclipse

Susan Ramsay
Community Member
3 years ago

we experienced this at our local senior center. One lady was kind enough to share her dark, dark glasses and one by one we all went WOW!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

My niece took similar photos of these shadows on her patio.

Nelsy Beaulieu
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW! Special!

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

Not as interesting as actual photos of the eclips but you get an A for effort I guess. Nice try.

Charlotte Gordon
Community Member
3 years ago

From where did you photo this?

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

At first I thought this looked like you had a beach on your deck!

Richard Bland
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3 years ago

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Pattie Kelly
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3 years ago

This picture needs no description.

Gabriele Barber
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3 years ago

Had the same thing on my front porch.

Robin Song
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3 years ago

It looks like abstract art-beautiful!

Jan Dalgleish
Community Member
3 years ago

Wild ! Congrats for unique shot !

Barbara Charette
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like sand blew up onto your deck.

gpc1965
Community Member
3 years ago

"weird" is your choice of adjectives.

Tifonee Henery
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like rolling clouds

Elaine Tersigni
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool!

Marcia Christensen
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it!

Donna Cordas
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely Beautiful

Bonnie Lambourn
Community Member
3 years ago

I know they keep saying shadows, but to me these all look like refracted reflections. I wish I had a scientist to ask about this phenomena directly.

Tee Frank
Community Member
3 years ago

look at the various phases of the eclipse shadows on a horse really cool: https://youtu.be/DU9rftf45Lc

Laurie Gage
Community Member
3 years ago

Leafing ;)

Michelle Rennert
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes!

Linda Parsley
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool. Almost 3D

Michelle Huntemann
Community Member
3 years ago

Does anyone else see a dog face on the left?

Michael Walters
Community Member
3 years ago

A flight of birds in a panic. lol

Richard Zink
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool.

Cassi West
Community Member
3 years ago

I had those too!

Marie Schram
Community Member
3 years ago

I captured video of the same thing! It was so bright here.

Donna Cook
Community Member
3 years ago

Ha!

Nancy Bergquist
Community Member
3 years ago

wow!

Glenda Jasper
Community Member
3 years ago

Moon Shadows

Penny Raynor
Community Member
3 years ago

We be them too. A nice surprise

Diann Millar
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that is wonderful. Picture

Pat Malcolm
Community Member
3 years ago

I've experienced this before, walking down a NYC street during an eclipse in the 90's. It's my favorite part!

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought the last eclipse was in 1979????

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Nell Halladay
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3 years ago

The leaves act as ever changing "pinhole" sources. Love it!

Monique DiCarlo
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3 years ago

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Norma Lewis
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen a few of these kind of shots today....but this IS definitely the best.

Kelly Redmond-Kleiber
Community Member
3 years ago

I got that too!

Lorenzo Petrone
Community Member
3 years ago

They are LEAVES

Sandra Prusher
Community Member
3 years ago

I loved the shadows the leaves made.

Kshitij Desai
Community Member
3 years ago

woww

Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
3 years ago

Clouds on the deck.

Ashwin Patel
Community Member
3 years ago

Those are shadow bands

Merrill Hess
Community Member
3 years ago

Shadow bands are different. Those are projections from light passing through the spaces in the leaves. The spaces act like pinhole projectors, just like the projector boxes some observers made. Same principle.

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TropicalPanda
Community Member
3 years ago

ARE THOSE SHADOW SNAKES !!!!!!???????????????

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#9

View From A Plane Over The Pacific Ocean

View From A Plane Over The Pacific Ocean

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh wow!!

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#10

The Moment Of Totality. Experiencing My First Total Solar Eclipse In The High Country Of Idaho As I Partner With

The Moment Of Totality. Experiencing My First Total Solar Eclipse In The High Country Of Idaho As I Partner With

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

like the universe is mooning us

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#11

Jackson Wy 11:38am 8.21.17

Jackson Wy 11:38am 8.21.17

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Teresa Brady
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it

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#12

Chased The Eclipse, It Was Worth It

Chased The Eclipse, It Was Worth It

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

The clouds shaped up to look like a plane in here 😂 Looks awesome tho!

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#13

Got Extra Lucky With This Shot During The Eclipse!

Got Extra Lucky With This Shot During The Eclipse!

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Cooper! is that you? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTqfYmqQDBJN7BSRAMV-sNrX86WcKBVyjbqFR6o9hr2OZ_8i-kx

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#14

The Solar Eclipse's Totality Only Lasted For Minutes In The Path That It Occurred. Giving Photographers A Small Window Of Time To Capture Something Most Of Us Will Most Likely Never See Again

The Solar Eclipse's Totality Only Lasted For Minutes In The Path That It Occurred. Giving Photographers A Small Window Of Time To Capture Something Most Of Us Will Most Likely Never See Again

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JKR Photography
Community Member
3 years ago

well until 2024 and it comes across the US again :)

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#15

The Sun And The Moon

The Sun And The Moon

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

sky-zipper

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#16

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

the Cheshire sun

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#17

Satellite Imagery Of 2017 Solar Eclipse

Satellite Imagery Of 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Giorgio Prodoti
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3 years ago

so sad that also from a satellite view somebody had to insert borders where in reality there are not

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#18

I Just Captured The Total Eclipse

I Just Captured The Total Eclipse

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

*press here*

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#19

Too Excited To Wait To Download!

Too Excited To Wait To Download!

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Jacqueline Rosete
Community Member
3 years ago

heroes!

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#20

The Corona Of The Sun Is Visible During The Totality Of The Solar Eclipse Viewed From Dallas, Oregon

The Corona Of The Sun Is Visible During The Totality Of The Solar Eclipse Viewed From Dallas, Oregon

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Excellent! Thank you for post in this!!

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#21

Total Eclipse Solar Corona

Total Eclipse Solar Corona

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Tammy Lynn
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3 years ago

Beautiful

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#22

Total Solar Eclipse Photobombed By ISS Transit

Total Solar Eclipse Photobombed By ISS Transit

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Tracey Musselman
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3 years ago

They look like Tie fighters from Star Wars

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#23

Used A Cracker

Used A Cracker

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Sara Sluis
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius!

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#24

It Wasn't A Total Solar Eclipse In New York City Today But It Was Still Amazing Too See It. The Next Total Solar Eclipse Viewable In The Us Is Only 7 Years Away, Hopefully I Will Be Still Alive To See It And Capture The Perfect Eclipse

It Wasn't A Total Solar Eclipse In New York City Today But It Was Still Amazing Too See It. The Next Total Solar Eclipse Viewable In The Us Is Only 7 Years Away, Hopefully I Will Be Still Alive To See It And Capture The Perfect Eclipse

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh wow! The clouds make this picture really awesome!!

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#25

The Eclipse From Nashville

The Eclipse From Nashville

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Rachel Norris
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3 years ago

This is my image :) Facebook.com/RachelNorrisPhotography

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#26

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Nicolas Letarte
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3 years ago

Looks so Industrial, a view from "Lost City"...

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#27

The Great American Eclipse Above The Empire State Building

The Great American Eclipse Above The Empire State Building

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Gotham!

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#28

In Northern Washington

In Northern Washington

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

I C what you did there *goes bananas*

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#29

A Little Noisy At Iso 12800 But So What? There's A Plane, The Moon And The Sun In The Same Shot!

A Little Noisy At Iso 12800 But So What? There's A Plane, The Moon And The Sun In The Same Shot!

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

called Moontreal for the occasion

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#30

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel blinded just watching it through my screen!

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#31

I Too Took A Picture Of The Eclipse And Did Not Go Blind

I Too Took A Picture Of The Eclipse And Did Not Go Blind

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Kathy Rau
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3 years ago

Say that's pretty neat what you did there

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#32

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

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Diane Spencer
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3 years ago

Cool shot :)

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#33

The Great American Solar Eclipse Of 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse Of 2017

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John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like Trump's making progress in making things great again, and [US]Americans making celestials American [again]

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#34

Eclips From The Painted Hills In Oregon

Eclips From The Painted Hills In Oregon

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Jon Chevalier
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3 years ago

is this time lapse photography?

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#35

Close Obscure The Moon As It Covers A Part Of The Sun During A Partial Eclipse In Richmond, Va

Close Obscure The Moon As It Covers A Part Of The Sun During A Partial Eclipse In Richmond, Va

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!! :0

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#36

90 Minute Before Eclipse Starts, Mother Nature Trolls Like A Boss

90 Minute Before Eclipse Starts, Mother Nature Trolls Like A Boss

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

sómeone must've fed her..

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#37

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Smithsonian
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3 years ago

Looks like the opening of Lion King

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#38

When Sun Starts Swallowing Moon

When Sun Starts Swallowing Moon

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Apple product?

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#39

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Steve AndLady
Community Member
3 years ago

oh , nice one...but there is a face in the clouds looks like a skull..bad omen ?

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