25 Shadows That Aren’t at All What They Seem To Be

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As a kid, you no doubt made (or, in my case, TRIED to make) shadow puppets with your hand. The premise was simple: when you’re blocking light to create a flat 2-D image, things aren’t always what they seem.

Well, it turns out that our surroundings are creating shadow puppets all the time as well. These people, via Bored Panda, were lucky enough to catch nature in the act and take some cool, and sometimes mind-blowing, photos.

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These things are all around us, you just have to come at them with a very open mind!

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And yes, it sure does look like an elegantly-drawn mountain range.

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Not when you’re backlighting it. It turns into a cartoonish hellhound from your nightmares!

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Think that resembles the city it came from?

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The window’s shadow is playing some serious games there.

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Come high noon, our shadows shrink to the point that we’re all looking a lot smaller on the ground.

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This looks like something that would foreshadow at the beginning of a teen werewolf movie.

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It all depends on your perspective, but who WOULDN’T want to see a dragon?

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Nah, this thing practices what it preaches, brushing ITS own teeth. Way to set an example!

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Once you see the face, you definitely won’t be able to un-see it.

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The shadows on this building reveal something looking like an optical illusion.

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Well, not really, but the shadow sure is convincing, isn’t it?

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Who would have thought that you just needed a gas cap to do it?

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All of a sudden, I’m thirsty for some reason. Any idea why?

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Or is it a gorilla? That’s the thing about shadows. They’re not definitive.

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The universe isn’t so unkind as to not toss you a clue.

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The clothing line apparently wanted to become a triumphant rock band. I’d say it succeeded.

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Sure, why not. It’s not the craziest thing.

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I’m guessing this terrified a kid first. Kids always see these things.

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This is likely the most intricate one you’ll see.

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Hello to you, too! How’s your day going? Sun’s really out today, isn’t it?

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I guess the answer depends totally on where your pop culture tastes lie.

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LOOK, EVERYONE, IT’S BIG BEN. (And nothing else of note at all)

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If this wasn’t staged, I would say your house is trying very hard to tell you something.

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Turns out it was just a bird this whole time. A lot of kids are going to be disappointed.

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