People Are Sharing ‘Alternate Angles’ Of Iconic Events, Places In History, And More, Here Are 111 Of The Best (New Pics)

It all depends on your perspective. Changing how you look at things—and we mean this quite literally—can really make you reconsider what you think you know… and spark your creativity while you’re at it.

The r/AlternateAngles subreddit does exactly what it says on the tin, and it does it well. Members of the online community share photos of iconic events and places. However, there’s a twist! The pics are taken from different angles than we’re used to seeing on the news, in history books, and on social media.

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It’s a fresh way to look at history, art, and landmarks, and we’re so in love with the very idea that we couldn’t wait to share their best new featured photos with you, dear Pandas. As you’re scrolling down, upvote the photos that impressed you the most, and be sure to go and follow the subreddit to see their latest pics. Forget what you think you know, you’re about to see a different side to everything.

Bored Panda got in touch with the friendly team running r/AlternateAngles for a follow-up interview, and they were kind enough to answer our questions. Check out what a representative of the moderator team told us as you scroll down!

Oh, and what’s this? The previous article Bored Panda put together about r/AlternateAngles? Well, would you look at that? Why, that’ll be perfect if you want a follow-up after you’re done enjoying this list, Pandas.

#1 The 15 Mile-Long Shadow Of Mt. Fuji In Japan

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One of the moderators who helps run the entire r/AltnernateAngles community shared with Bored Panda their take on why the subreddit continues to be so popular and why people are so fascinated by entirely new perspectives.

“We are a unique subreddit that offers pictures that you don’t normally see in other subs or the internet in general,” they told Bored Panda, adding that sometimes you do see cross-posts from other subreddits or taken from the internet, e.g. from Facebook.

“I think the fascination of, for example, the back frame of the Mona Lisa, is something most people never get to see. We generally don’t allow pictures of cats, dogs, food, and generic houses with some spin, but require famous artwork, people, monuments, or events—something everyone will recognize from all the famous photos that are published, but not from the perspective of the photo posted in our sub.”

#2 Forbidden Angle

The worst angle for a picture of a seal

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#3 The Inside Of A Cello

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In the mod’s opinion, the perspective can completely change the tone and feel of the photo. However, they noted that most, if not all, of the images shared on r/AlternateAngles “aren’t from professional photographers but instead by Joe Average with an iPhone instead of the latest and greatest digital camera” which means that the sub really is open to everyone. The angle and the idea behind it are more interesting than all the other technical fluff.

“It’s those alternate angles that aren’t well published that give people a unique perspective of a location, event, or artwork that they had never been made aware of.”

#4 World, Pacific Ocean View

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#5 Saturn’s North Pole Is A Hexagon

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#6 Albert Einstein Before His Famous Photo With His Tongue Out

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The mod took the Mona Lisa example a bit further to show the unique perspective (pun not intended) that the sub brings even more. “Everyone can go on the internet and see a picture or travel to the Louvre Museum. It was at an odd time while they were fixing the location that a few people could see the back side for the first time. The same could be applied to taking a photo of the Statue of Liberty looking straight up or a photo of 9-11 from an amateur that hadn’t been published before. I think people are fascinated by that,” the moderator shared with Bored Panda.

“Personally, I feel the quality of the photo has little to do with the popularity but rather the uniqueness of the photo and perspective. The centering of the photo, the proper color gradient, and the perfect focus have little to do with popularity. I think also it is very subjective as to what users are interested in, however, the more unique the perspective plays a large part into how popular a post is.”

#7 The Sahara Desert With A Snowfall On It

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#8 Hedgehog Getting An X-Ray

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#9 Under A Mushroom Cap

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Created relatively recently, at the start of summer in 2019, the subreddit has become the home to nearly 150k redditors since then. The community has a very unique way of looking at history, art, landmarks, and life in general, and it’s what keeps its members coming back.

The content is as educational as it is entertaining, and odds are that you’ll end up sending quite a few of these pics to your friends if you’re anything like us. And the cool thing is that once you realize that r/AlternateAngles is a thing, you can’t help but start considering events, well-known places, and even ideas from different sides.

Previously, my colleague reached out to the mod team helping run the entire r/AlternateAngles community, and they were kind enough to answer some of Bored Panda’s questions.

They told us a bit about the origins of the group: “A comment in another subreddit of famous pictures suggested that someone should create a sub of different views of famous pictures, which led to the creation of r/AlternateAngles by u/Murkon and another Redditor who decided to step down and is no longer a moderator.”

#10 The Two Sides Of A Neon Sign

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#11 The Iconic Photo Of Michael Jordan Which Turned Into The Logo

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#12 Don’t Know About You, But I Very Rarely See Images Of The Grand Canyon Taken From Right Down At The Bottom. It’s A Very Long Way Down, And In A Sense A Much Longer Way Back Up – That Might Be The Reason

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According to the mods, the concept of r/AlternateAngles “can be summed up by a rule: Limit all submissions to alternate views, or unique perspectives, of well-known locations, items, people, and events. An alternate angle of your kitchen does not qualify but Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen does.”

In the mods’ opinion, what’s well-known is very subjective. “The occasional post of an obviously non-well-known picture slips through, but we strive to keep with the original objective,” they told Bored Panda.

Some posts actually turn out to be fakes or have been photoshopped, which goes against the rules of the subreddit. The moderators rely on the help of their “fantastic and active user base” to help out with filtering out those.

Those of you who plan on posting, not just lurking, on the sub should keep a few additional rules in mind. Obviously, you shouldn’t be manipulating or editing any photos to try and trick the internet. That’d just mean (and frankly, we don’t really see the point).

#13 Sunset From Space

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#14 New York’s Manhattan Without Skyscrapers

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#15 The Sphinx From Above

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#16 Penguin Feathers

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What’s more, you should aim to write descriptive titles that let redditors know exactly what they’re seeing. Adding dates is also “highly encouraged.” Meanwhile, if you’re posting a photo of a structure or landmark, then it must bring some unique alternate value. For instance, you might share a pic of a building while it’s being renovated or what it was like while it was still under construction. In short, show the subreddit an alternate temporal angle, too, not just a spatial one.

#17 John & Yoko Waiting For The Maid To Make The Bed So They Can Continue Protesting Against The System

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#18 Great Pyramid Of Giza (From The Sky)

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Alas, if you’re a fan of memes, then r/AlternateAngles is definitely not the place for those. What’s more, the mod team wants everyone to have a great time, so there’s a zero-tolerance policy for personal attacks on other redditors. You can end up being banned if you don’t follow the rules (which might provide a very unusual angle to the whole subreddit experience, but that’s way too meta and it’s better not to risk it).

#19 A Flying Giant Squirrel From India (Petaurista Philippensis) Caught In The Act On A Sunny Day

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#20 News Anchor From The Other Angle

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#21 A Photo Of Central Park During The Great Depression (1933)

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Very recently, Bored Panda spoke about angles and perspectives with professional photographer Dominic Sberna, from Ohio in the US. He stressed that perspective really does mean a huge amount in photography.

“The angle of vantage for the photographer can really change an image,” he told us during an earlier interview.

#22 An Elephant Trunk Seen From Below

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#23 Looking Up – The Eiffel Tower

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#24 I’ve Never Walked Directly Under An Electricity Pylon Before! There’s Some Brilliant Symmetry

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“It all depends on what you’re going for. It’s best to play around and try different things to see what looks best and what works best depending on your subject,” he said that photographers should play around with angles and see how they can change what the audience feels.

#25 Queen Elizabeth Wax Figure

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#26 Last Photograph Of The Last Run Of Ladder 118 As It Crosses The Brooklyn Bridge… None Of The Firefighters Would Survive

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#27 C-3po

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“Make sure to not lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve in your image. Have a clear goal in mind with what you’re trying to convey,” expert photographer Dominic said that professionals and amateurs alike should remember to focus and always keep their goals at the forefront of their minds.

#28 Mount Rushmore Before The Presidents Were Carved In. It Was Called Six Fathers At This Point

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#29 Not Sure If This Counts But, The Grand Canyon View From A Plane

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#30 Aerial View Of Over 400,000 People At The Woodstock, 1969

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“Follow the rules of composition and don’t make things too small. I have photos of rock climbers at a national park in Nevada, where I personally feel the overall perspective is a bit lost,” the photographer noted that everyone has photos that turn out differently than they’d hoped.

“Make sure the audience is able to understand what it is they’re supposed to be seeing and comparing the perspective to the surroundings at hand.”

#31 Mary Poppins Movie, 1964

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#32 Venice From Above

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#33 Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation Of Adam’ As Seen On The Sistine Chapel Ceiling

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#34 The Mushroom Cloud From An Atomic Test Is Seen From Fremont Street In Downtown Las Vegas, 1955

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#35 The Space Shuttle From The Top

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#36 William D. Nuñez Took This Picture Of Aa Flight 175 On September 11th, Seconds Before The Plane Hit The South Tower

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#37 Underside Of A Horseshoe Crab

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#38 Las Vegas Police Facing Mike Tyson After He‘D Just Bitten Evander Holyfields Ear Off 1996. What He Saw

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#39 The Oval Office Between Presidents

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#40 A Mall Christmas Display From Above. Also A Little Funny

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#41 Cars Never Claimed From Giants Stadium Commuter Lot After 9/11

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#42 Alternate Hairstyles For Dorothy [wizard Of Oz]

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#43 Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction

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#44 I’d Never Seen This Angle Of The Sydney Opera House And It Looked Different To Me

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#45 Statue Of Liberty

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#46 A Picture Of The Colosseum From The Sky

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#47 Daft Punk Without Their Helmets On

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#48 Ghostbusters Firehouse Cleaned Up

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#49 Machu Pichu From In The Citadel

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#50 Look At This Photograph… Literally

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#51 A Picture From The Boom Operator Of Me Refueling On My 100th Mission Over Afghanistan

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#52 A Rare Picture Showing Michael Jackson’s Vitiligo

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#53 Eiffel Tower Under Construction, July 1888 [colorized]

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#54 An Angle Of The Red Carpet I’ve Never Seen Before

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#55 The Crash Site Of The Hindenburg Airship Viewed From Above. May 1937

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#56 The Ever Given Bulbous Bow After The Suez Canal Incident March 2021

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#57 The Beatles Waiting To Cross Abbey Road, 1969

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#58 Peru’s Nazca Lines But At Ground Level

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#59 View Of Taj Mahal From One Of The Corners. Photo By Me, November 2021

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#60 Everest And The Himalayas From Iss

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#61 Manaslu Base Camp, Himalayas, Nepal

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#62 The Sistine Chapel

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#63 View Of San Francisco From Alcatraz

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#64 Anyone Else Love Seeing How Giant Traffic Things Are? The Length Of The Lines On An Interstate Always Blow My Mind Too

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#65 Pyramids Of Giza As Seen From A Nearby Pizza Hut A Quarter Mile Away

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#66 Another View Of The Parthenon In The Snow From Above. January 25, 2022

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#67 Photographer Caught A Good Shot Just Minutes Before The More Famous Image Was Taken On Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945

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#68 West Philadelphia Neighborhood After Being Bombed By City Police In 1985

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#69 Satellite Base From Goldeneye [1995]

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#70 Right After The Shot For Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here Cover

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#71 The Fine Tile Details Of The Sydney Opera House Roof With A Dark Sky In Contrast

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#72 A View Of The Terrain Before The Entrance To Svalbard Seed Vault

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#73 Actress Brigitte Helm Having A Break In Costume On The Set Of The 1927 Fritz Lang Film ‘Metropolis’ In Which She Plays Maria / The Maschinenmensch (The Machine Man)

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#74 A Shot From The “Subway Grate” Scene In The Seven Year Itch

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#75 The Back Of Lincoln

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#76 The Origin Of The Meme. From The Original Perspective

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#77 New York City

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#78 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Seen From The Back

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#79 On The Set Of Batman

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#80 The Tops Of UPS Trucks Are White

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#81 How ‘Team America: World Police’ Was Made

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#82 The Pantheon From McDonald’s

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#83 Squid Game Murder Doll At Netflix Office

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#84 View Of The Crowd During Martin Luther King Jr’s Famous I Have A Dream Speech

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#85 Statues Overlooking Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City

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#86 The Opening Scene From Inglourious Basterds

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#87 The Back Of The Rosetta Stone In London

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#88 The Bean In Chicago

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#89 The Basement Beneath The Lincoln Memorial

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#90 Our Country’s (Myanmar) Best Known Independence Monument Is Actually Six Stars If Observed Directly From Above

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#91 Cockpit Of The Concorde Supersonic Airline

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#92 Fountain From The Intro To Friends (Warner Bros. Ranch, Burbank, Ca)

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#93 Glastonbury Festival 2022, 220,000 Thousand Attendees

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#94 Shutter Island

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#95 A Rare Angle Of The Infamous 2002 Counterstrike Lan Party Where A Guy Is Ducttaped To The Ceiling. Swipe For The Original Picture

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#96 President Trump With World Leaders At The 2019 G7 Meeting

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#97 Inside The Bowl Of The Stanley Cup, Names Engraved Are Members Of The 1907 Montreal Wanderers

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#98 The Orville From The Other Side Of The Screen

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#99 White House Press Room From The Podium

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#100 The Other (Non-Cracked) Side Of The Liberty Bell

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#101 Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

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#102 The U.S Supreme Court

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#103 Bts – Men In Black (1997)

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#104 Seinfeld Behind The Scenes

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#105 Opening Credits For The Andy Griffith Show

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#106 Inside The Statue Of Liberty

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#107 Horseshoe Bend From A Plane

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#108 Inauguration Of Lbj On Air Force One. November 22, 1963

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#109 The Back Of The Flamingo Sign, Las Vegas

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#110 Underneath A Music Festival Stage

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#111 President George W. Bush Announcing The Beginning Of The Afghanistan War In 2001

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