What you see in the mirror is your reflection with which you’re most likely very familiar. So there’s little surprise there. But there are many other things that bounce back at you, or off of surfaces—think of light waves, sound waves, even your thoughts.

In fact, the word “reflection” derives from the Latin reflectere, made up of the prefix re-, “back,” and flectere, “to bend.” So in very simple terms, it’s bending something back, sometimes accurately (if it’s a smooth surface like a mirror) and sometimes very distortedly (if it’s a water pond).

So today we’re taking you on an adventure into the wondrous world of reflections, both random and elaborate, funny and breathtaking. Scroll down through the list compiled by Bored Panda below, upvote your favorite mind (or rather, light) benders and be sure to check out our previous post with more head-messing reflections here.

#1 This Mural Was Purposely Painted Upside Down To Reflect Off Of The Water

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#2 Long Exposure Photograph I Captured Of Yesterday’s Spacex Launch And Its Reflection Along The Shoreline Of The Atlantic Ocean

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#3 The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

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#4 Every Morning The Sun Hits My Mom’s Urn And Reflects On The Wall In This Pretty Design

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#5 This Spectrum Reflected Off The Dining Room Window Through A Chair Back

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#6 This Reflection On My Water Bottle Looks Like The Northern Lights

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#7 This Reflection Of A Lamp On My Sunglasses

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#8 My Blinds Reflection Looks Like Lunar Phases On My Wall

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#9 The Reflection From My Window Decal Makes My Toilet Look Like A Quest Item In A Video Game

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#10 Thought This Was A Desktop Background But It’s Just A Reflection Of Our Couch

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#11 Capybara Looks Like It’s Wearing Clothes Due To Reflection

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#12 Reflection Of Ceiling Lights In My Coffee

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#13 The Water Reflecting Off Our Old Trampoline Makes It Look Invisible

Or also it could be a portal to another dimension.

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#14 Sunset Reflection Looks Like A Demonic Uprising

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#15 Sun’s Reflection On My Drinking Glass Creates Bart Simpson’s Skull

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#16 The Sun Shining Through My Fish Tank Aligned Perfectly On Each Knob

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#17 My Wife Looked Out Of Our Living Room Window And Saw This. TV Screen Reflection Lined Up Perfectly With Her Car

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#18 Reflection Of The Sun Hitting My Guitars’ Tuners This Morning

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#19 Blursed Cat

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#20 Reflection Of Trees In A Drop Of Water

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#21 The Reflection Of The Beer Made The Fire On My Christmas Card Look Alive

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#22 The Gap In My Bedroom Window Became A Pinhole Camera

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#23 The Reflection Of These Sticks Make Interesting Shapes

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#24 Reflection Of Bathroom Mirror Makes It Look Like We Have An Outdoor Cinema Going On

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#25 The Reflection In The Mirror On This Hotel Check In Desk

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#26 Reflection Of Tunnel In Mirrored Sunglasses

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#27 This Puddle Reflecting The Sun Looks Like A Portal To Space

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#28 Sat On A Bench Outside An Office And Noticed My Reflection In The Window Perfectly Fit In The Chair

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#29 The Reflection Of My Make-Up Bag Looks Like A Nebula

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#30 Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

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#31 The Sun Reflecting Off The One World Trade Center This Morning

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#32 Reflection On An Iron

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#33 This Window Filters Out The Exact Wavelength Of Light That My Gloves Reflect

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#34 The Reflection Of My TV Makes It Look Like Girl With The Pearl Earring Is In My Backyard

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#35 The Reflection Of The Reeds In The Canal Spell Ok

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#36 How My Face Is Not Reflected In This Mirror, But Is In The Mirror’s Reflection Of Itself

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#37 The Reflection Of The Light On My Coffee Looks Like A Glowing Castle

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#38 Weird Reflection Makes Man Look Like A Ghost

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#39 The Steering Wheel Reflection Looks Like A Planet In The Sky

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#40 Making Cookies And The Reflection Looks Like A Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

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#41 Every Time I Think That This Building Is Burning, But It Is A Reflection Of The Sunset

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#42 Reflection On Window Looks Like Massive Spaceship Landing

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#43 The Mirror Reflection In My Car After A Wash

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#44 Mirage Of Coffee Shop Window Makes It Look Like This Car Sells Pies Out Of The Boot

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#45 Girlfriend Took This Awesome Photo Today While We Went Hot Air Ballooning For My Bday. Reflection Of Our Balloon Of A Creek We Flew Over

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#46 I Took A Picture Of A Monkey And The Glare Made It Look Like It Was Taking A Wicked Selfie

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#47 The Reflection From My TV Looks Like The Moon Is Hovering Over My Swimming Pool

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#48 The Surprisingly High-Quality Reflection Of Michael Scott In My Boyfriend’s Watch

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#49 The Sun’s Reflection Off My Watch Looks Like Saturn

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#50 This Spider’s Reflection In A Pool

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#51 This Sign Was Designed To Be Read In The Reflection Of The Water

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#52 I Can’t See The Actual Drop Of Water On My Countertop, But I See Its Reflection On The Side Of My Coffee Maker

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#53 Spilled A Drink And It Reflected Perfectly

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#54 The Reflection Of The Blinds Makes My Glass Look Jagged

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#55 The Reflections Of Ceiling Lights Appear To Be Alien Ships Descending On Shreveport

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#56 The Narrow Open Space Between My Blinds Is Creating A Camera Obscura Effect That Is Reflecting The Colors That Are Outside

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#57 The Reflection Gave My Cat Human Feet

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#58 This Morning Reflection From My Front Door

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#59 The Ring Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Reflects Differently Off My Glasses Since Each Eye Has Its Own Prescription

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#60 This Reflection Looks Like Howard Stern

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#61 Reflection Of A Poster In The Stuttgart Airport Makes The Woman Look Cross-Eyed

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#62 Image Reflected From Double Glazing Window Is Aligned With A Real Image Of Sun And Clouds Behind The Pillar

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#63 Saved This Adorable Baby Opossum From My Dog. Look At That Face

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#64 My Reflection On The Mirror Looks As If It Was A Regular Picture On The Wall

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#65 This Unaltered Photo Of The Reflection In My Cat’s Eyes

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#66 Tom’s Reflection Reflecting His Inner Wolf

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#67 The Sun’s Reflection Looks Like A Double Helix

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#68 I Stood In The Reflection Of The Backyard Glass Window Opposite My Thongs And It Looks Like My Ghost Is Wearing Them

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#69 The Reflection Ends The Building

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#70 The Reflection In My Trumpet Creates A Tiny Planet Effect

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#71 This Plates Light Reflection Looks Like A UFO

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#72 A Piece Of Sky Fell On The Road

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#73 The Reflection Of The Lamp Gives My Glasses Eyeballs

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#74 The Reflection Of This Stained Glass Seems To Spell “Dead”

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#75 Reflection Of Window On My Dumpling Soup

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#76 Black Vultures Picture Taken Through A Window That Reflects A Stained Glass Window

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#77 Two Carts I Found In My Local Swamp Awhile Back. The Reflections Were Weird

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#78 Glass Reflection Makes It Look Like There Are People In The Sky Of Tokyo

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#79 Reflecting From Window. Rainbow Cat

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#80 Caught The Reflection Of The Light In The Window, Looks Like It’s Floating In The Sky

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#81 The Reflection From My Oven Looks Like A Happy Robot

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#82 The Light Reflected Off These Candle Holders Look Like Flames

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#83 The Reflection Of This Building Makes It Look As If It’s In The Sky

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#84 Rental Car In Ireland Has Dashboard Sticker That Reflects In The Windshield To Remind You What Side Of The Road To Drive On

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#85 How This Reflection Of Light Only Got Past With The Red

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#86 Hmmm

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

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#88 Blursed Reflection

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#89 Our Restaurant’s Lights Reflected Off Their Window Looks Like The Aliens Have Arrived

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#90 The Reflection Makes It Look Like This Lady Is Wearing A Thong

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#91 The Reflection On This Bucket Makes It Look Transparent

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#92 Maltese Reflection

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#93 The Reflection From The Ironing Board In My Hotel Room Looks Like A Transformer

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#94 My Cats Tag Reflection

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#95 Reflections In The Window Look Like A Glitch In A Skybox

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#96 Took A Pic Of The Sunrise Out My Office Window And The Interior Lights Made Some Cool Reflections

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#97 The Crack In The Door Splits My Grow Light Into Different Colors

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#98 Not Much Of A Guard Dog, Though! But Lost It When I Came Across The Second Pic

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#99 The Colorful Reflections From People’s Shirts On My Airplane

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#100 The Reflection Off This Can

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#101 Sunlight Reflecting Through Lengths Of Aluminium

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#102 The Color And Reflective Properties Of The Key Make It Blend In With The Doorknob

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#103 The Reflection Of The Lights In The Room Behind Me Make It Look Like The Sky Has A Trap Door

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#104 Umbrella Reflection In Spoon

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#105 My Plates Create An Illuminati Sign When Reflected By Light

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#106 This Reflection Of The Sky On A Building Looks Like The Sky

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#107 Today I Saw A Reflection Of A Vehicle That Completes The One Next To It

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#108 The Clouds Reflected Off This Building Look Pixelated

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#109 This Ceiling Light Reflection On My Camera Lens

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#110 Reflection Makes It Look Like The Knife Is Transparent

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#111 I Can See The Reflection Of My Phone If I Take A Close-Up Of My Eye

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#112 The Reflections In This Building Make It Look Like A Bad Render

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#113 Sunlight Was Dispersed And Reflected By The Building Facing Mine, Then Passed Through My Blinds And Ended Up On My Floor

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#114 Reflection From My Car Window Onto My Phone Looks Like The Stock Apple Wallpaper

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