Art is all around us. While you may expect art to come from the talent and genius of a gifted human being, it turns out that the forces of nature are a rival to any of the creative giants that we have produced, and in some cases, even better!

Following on from a previous post, we here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of our favorite artworks created by Mother Nature, those accidental masterpieces that are a serendipitous result of the laws of physics and gravity, and the whims of light, wind and color. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself and take a closer look around you, you never know where accidental art might be hiding!

#1

Fell Asleep In The Bath. Finger Brains

Fell Asleep In The Bath. Finger Brains

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#2

Art Only Nature Can Create. My Fence This Morning After A Snowy Night On Terschelling, The Netherlands

Art Only Nature Can Create. My Fence This Morning After A Snowy Night On Terschelling, The Netherlands

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stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like artic organ pipes, that would play music to chill the soul.

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#3

Morning Frost Looks Like It’s Painted

Morning Frost Looks Like It’s Painted

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just like spectacular sunsets... meant to be enjoyed, but only for a brief moment in time.

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#4

In Cute Cat News, My Mom Put Up An Easter Decal On Our Front Door And It Makes Gigi Look Like A Dr. Seuss Character

In Cute Cat News, My Mom Put Up An Easter Decal On Our Front Door And It Makes Gigi Look Like A Dr. Seuss Character

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Beeps
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great, now I’ma gonna hafta create like 120 fake Bored Panda accounts, just so I can upvote this more often. (Don’t worry, I won’t really do it!) 😆

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#5

Oranges Photographed Through The Glass Panes Of A Greenhouse

Oranges Photographed Through The Glass Panes Of A Greenhouse

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#6

A Rock Created Bird Shaped Window Art On My Car

A Rock Created Bird Shaped Window Art On My Car

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#7

Sunset Reflected In A Broken Mirror

Sunset Reflected In A Broken Mirror

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one actually isn't "accidental art" - Credit should be given to photographer Bing Wright who created a series of images "Broken Mirror/Evening Sky". The prints of the images are very large – 4′ across and 6′ tall. They used to be on display at the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York.

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#8

I Dropped Some Water, Opened The Table Extension To Dry And A City Landscape With Temples And Pinnacles Appeared

I Dropped Some Water, Opened The Table Extension To Dry And A City Landscape With Temples And Pinnacles Appeared

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#9

Even The Shadows In Scotland Are Plaid

Even The Shadows In Scotland Are Plaid

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#10

Something Bumped Against A Wall At Work And Made A Painting Of A Snowy Town

Something Bumped Against A Wall At Work And Made A Painting Of A Snowy Town

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#11

This Colony Of Moss Growing Inside A Bike Seat

This Colony Of Moss Growing Inside A Bike Seat

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schwuptiwup
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a tiny world with mountains and a river in thr middle

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#12

Mud Spatters On The Car Window Created An Accidental Monet On My Friend's Outback Road Trip

Mud Spatters On The Car Window Created An Accidental Monet On My Friend's Outback Road Trip

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#13

After I Poured Milk Into My Coffee, I Found Snoopy On The Doghouse Under The Moon

After I Poured Milk Into My Coffee, I Found Snoopy On The Doghouse Under The Moon

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#14

Volcanic Explosion On A Lid

Volcanic Explosion On A Lid

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#15

The Swirls On This Log

The Swirls On This Log

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the lighting of this picture looks like it was taken in autumn, i LOVE autumn, you get some warmth left over from summer, but a hint of the winter to come.

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#16

Christmas Lights Under The Snow

Christmas Lights Under The Snow

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glowworm2
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've seen this occur before--it actually makes Christmas lights look even more magical!

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#17

A Tree Pattern Inside A Tree

A Tree Pattern Inside A Tree

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#18

The Snow Has Settled Only On The Outline Of The Bricks On My Friends Driveway

The Snow Has Settled Only On The Outline Of The Bricks On My Friends Driveway

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#19

Blue With A Touch Of Yellow. Unstirred Paint

Blue With A Touch Of Yellow. Unstirred Paint

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is beautiful. It looks like those aerial pictures of rivers and deltas.

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#20

The Way This Wood Split Looks To Me Like A City Skyline

The Way This Wood Split Looks To Me Like A City Skyline

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#21

The Tapestry Above My Bed Made A Pretty Sweet Reflection In My Coffee This Morning

The Tapestry Above My Bed Made A Pretty Sweet Reflection In My Coffee This Morning

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

intricate coffee for an intricate wake up

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#22

Bark Of A Snow Gum Tree Looks Like A Painting

Bark Of A Snow Gum Tree Looks Like A Painting

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#23

The Shadow From The Dirt On My Window Looks Like Mountains

The Shadow From The Dirt On My Window Looks Like Mountains

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#24

This Car Door Looks Like An UFO Above The Forest

This Car Door Looks Like An UFO Above The Forest

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#25

My Friend Took A Picture Of Her Cat With A Crappy Cellphone Camera Through A Dirty Window Frame And It Looks Like A Painting

My Friend Took A Picture Of Her Cat With A Crappy Cellphone Camera Through A Dirty Window Frame And It Looks Like A Painting

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#26

This Aerial Photo Of A Garden Looks Like A Surrealist Painting

This Aerial Photo Of A Garden Looks Like A Surrealist Painting

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Virginia Gould
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or a petri dish with a very unusual culture growing in it!

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#27

The Spilled Ink On My Finger Looks Like A Forrest Fire Have Taken Place

The Spilled Ink On My Finger Looks Like A Forrest Fire Have Taken Place

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#28

The Frost On My Window Looks Like Birds Flying Off A Pine Tree

The Frost On My Window Looks Like Birds Flying Off A Pine Tree

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#30

Bubbles Seen Through The Top Of The Shampoo Bottle

Bubbles Seen Through The Top Of The Shampoo Bottle

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Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this had enough depth of field it would be fractal. I love how immediately adjacent bubbles on a horizontal plane always have 120 degree intersections. Nature is amazing.

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#31

Was Coloring Eggs With My Niece When She Accidentally Made A Dragon Egg

Was Coloring Eggs With My Niece When She Accidentally Made A Dragon Egg

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#32

This Coffee Stain That Resembles A Map On The Inside Of My Cup

This Coffee Stain That Resembles A Map On The Inside Of My Cup

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#33

The Camera Focused On The Reflection Of The Tree Instead Of The Watch

The Camera Focused On The Reflection Of The Tree Instead Of The Watch

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#34

My Dog's Face Looks Like A Van Gogh Painting

My Dog's Face Looks Like A Van Gogh Painting

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#35

Centrifugal Force Creates A Perfect Work Of Art

Centrifugal Force Creates A Perfect Work Of Art

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#36

My Coworker Spilled Wine In The Office So I Turned It Into A Spazzy Cat, He Loved It

My Coworker Spilled Wine In The Office So I Turned It Into A Spazzy Cat, He Loved It

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birdhouse
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From an employer's point of view, there are so many things wrong with this. However from an employee point of view, so many things right about this!

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#37

Plum Crazy (Phg) Chrysler. Unstirred Paint

Plum Crazy (Phg) Chrysler. Unstirred Paint

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#38

Found This Smeared Paint On The Window Of A Vacant Store That Looks Like A Classical Chinese Watercolour Painting Of A Horse

Found This Smeared Paint On The Window Of A Vacant Store That Looks Like A Classical Chinese Watercolour Painting Of A Horse

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#39

The Ice Pattern Outside Of My House Looks Like A Wolf Spirit

The Ice Pattern Outside Of My House Looks Like A Wolf Spirit

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#40

Algae On A Chinese Lake Looks Like An Impressionist Painting

Algae On A Chinese Lake Looks Like An Impressionist Painting

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Vicky Zar
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I am not mistaken, than that lake is "dead". That's sad

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#41

The Way This Ice Froze Looks Like A Topographic Map

The Way This Ice Froze Looks Like A Topographic Map

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#42

From The Engine Room At Dusk

From The Engine Room At Dusk

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#43

This Van, Covered In Dirty Snow, Looks Like A Bob Ross Canvas

This Van, Covered In Dirty Snow, Looks Like A Bob Ross Canvas

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M O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, for today's painting we're going to need Titanium White, Cad. Yellow, and Van Dyke Brown. First, take your 2-inch brush with Titanium White and lets put a happy little Chevrolet right here in the middle.

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#44

This Dying Leaf Looks Like It's Pixelating

This Dying Leaf Looks Like It's Pixelating

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Satellite view of farmers fields in the fall.

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#45

The Underside Of My Yogurt Lid Looks Like A Haunted Graveyard

The Underside Of My Yogurt Lid Looks Like A Haunted Graveyard

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#46

I Cracked My Screen Protector And It Created A Beautiful Piece Of Landscape Art

I Cracked My Screen Protector And It Created A Beautiful Piece Of Landscape Art

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#47

The Way My Lightbulb Burned Out Looks Like Art

The Way My Lightbulb Burned Out Looks Like Art

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#48

This Window Looks Like A Painting

This Window Looks Like A Painting

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#49

My Friend's Dirty Car Looks Like A Painting

My Friend's Dirty Car Looks Like A Painting

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#50

My Coffee Came Out Looking Like A Bride

My Coffee Came Out Looking Like A Bride

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#51

The Spray Pattern On This Wall From A Plumbing Exaust

The Spray Pattern On This Wall From A Plumbing Exaust

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#52

Drone Photo Directly Above Bowls Club. Looks Like A Surreal Painting

Drone Photo Directly Above Bowls Club. Looks Like A Surreal Painting

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BusLady
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had to look at this a while before I realised what was causing the shadows.

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#53

Purple Swirl. Unstirred Paint

Purple Swirl. Unstirred Paint

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

maybe our sky is just an unstirred pot of paint and one day all will be mixed and we'll then be able to see the real painting that is our life?

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#54

The Pattern Formed By These Tables And Their Shadows

The Pattern Formed By These Tables And Their Shadows

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#55

A Face Was Scuffed Into My Car After A Minor Car Accident

A Face Was Scuffed Into My Car After A Minor Car Accident

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#56

Took This With My Phone Through My Windshield While Stopped At A Light

Took This With My Phone Through My Windshield While Stopped At A Light

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#57

My Photo Of A Frozen Waterfall. Looks Like A Watercolor Painting

My Photo Of A Frozen Waterfall. Looks Like A Watercolor Painting

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Lucida
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What?! Is this really a photo of a frozen waterfall?

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#58

Oil World

Oil World

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017