There’s something magical about a perfectly mirrored image. It fulfils our natural cravings for balance and symmetry, and it gives an almost supernatural feel to the photograph. Of course you can just mirror your image in Photoshop to create cool effects, but finding examples in real life is much more satisfying. Few objects are as ideal to create a perfect reflection with as large, still bodies of water. Whether it’s an immaculate mirror or a dreamy distortion created by ripples on the surface, photographers love experimenting with subjects near water to create that perfectly balanced shot. We’ve selected some great examples for you.