After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter.

One of the founders of the Awards, Tom Sullam, told Bored Panda that the competition exists to recognize great photography and pictures of wild animals that make us snort into our cups of tea. The competition also aims to raise awareness about conservation through a humorous, upbeat, and positive association with these animals.

Read on for our full interview with Tom about the competition’s 6th year, scroll down to check out the finalists, upvote your fave photos, and let us know in the comments which picture you’d pick as your winner. Speaking of those, keep an eye out for the winners on October 22! And have a peek at last year’s finalists here and winners here.

More info: ComedyWildlifePhoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

That was my first thought, wouldn’t blame it after what us humans are doing to their home.

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

Angry Italian mob turtle passing through

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

I'm swimming here!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 months ago

I feel like this is a sign from "Mother Nature" to stop polluting our oceans and waterways.

Ms.M.
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2 months ago

That dude is turtley pissed

Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Gosh he looks so pissed!

Eulalie Grace
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2 months ago

can we blame him?

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

An angry sea turtle telling us where to go. And, we deserve it.

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Mother Nature rules! Now he just needs some tats.

Mr. Bean
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2 months ago

a well deserved middle finger. SAVE THE TURTLES! SAVE THE OCEAN!

Sabrina Fisher
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2 months ago

This is truly my spirit animal. lol I work at a zoo and I want this made into a tshirt

Darwinist
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2 months ago

F*ck pollution.

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

oh no he didn't–

Ian Osmond
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2 months ago

The turtle of 2020.

BusLady
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2 months ago

Thanks, humans, for polluting my home.

Colin L
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2 months ago

Right there with you turtle...

Levi Baker
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2 months ago

Get off my lawn kid!

Wolfstar
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2 months ago

Flippering the (sea)bird

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Flipping with a flipper.

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Ryan Michaud
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2 months ago

HAHA LOL

Donna Reynolds
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2 months ago

2020 comment.

Jesper Skriver Vestergaard
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2 months ago

Get your plastic of my front lawn punk

Maria Roberts
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2 months ago

Now that's what I call attitude.

Wibbi
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2 months ago

She's right! Considering what we are doing to their habitats...

Demian
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2 months ago

Well we are actually being dickheads

Philip Malchek
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2 months ago

He's sick of humans destroying the ocean

Ava-cado
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2 months ago

Screw you, you're ruining my oceans!

Phunny Philosopher
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2 months ago

The hand, er, flipper gesture goes PERFECTLY with the facial expression!

Elsabeth
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2 months ago

hahaha!!

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

me when trawl nets

Kaspar Kristiansen
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2 months ago

Wout,is that you?

TheHolyFatherOfToast
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2 months ago

I heard an italian voice from the turtle. I dont know why 😂😂😂

MarkandVicki Aked
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2 months ago

That is definately one pissed off turlte, she probably just got back into the water after digging a huge hole in the sand to lay what she thought looked like was literily thousands of the smallest clear eggs all joined together that took her what felt like a week to lay and then remembered eating that weird huge tasteless bubbly jellyfish that kept going POP with every mouthfull and took 6 months to shit it out - Bubble Wrap - no wonder she looks that way and flippin' us all the "bird".

Sarah 901
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2 months ago

Back off man I have a wife

Summer Victoria Guilmette
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2 months ago

He is showing his middle flipper lol

JustCallMeKat
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2 months ago

he be like, fvck you humans

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

Find your own swimming hole

Analyn Lahr
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2 months ago

The sea turtles opinion on how we treat our oceans.

Karen Ambler
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2 months ago

Thanks 2020- this is for you 🖕🏻

ghost34
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2 months ago

Come here for a second.

TabledTurnsxddd
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2 months ago

>:0

Drew Swirczek
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2 months ago

Oh my gosh

Blue of the yams (They/He)
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2 months ago

He's turtely pissed

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

Haaahhaaa -he doesn’t you!

Gianni Sermon
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2 months ago

Here to you!

mari C
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2 months ago

....Finding Nemo gone bad...😋

Brenda Couvee
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2 months ago

I know just how he feels

¯_(ツ)_/¯
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2 months ago

*dead meme* skskskskskskskksks hydro flaskksksksks

Joanne Trese
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2 months ago

I guess 2020 isn't so great for turtles either...

Ellen Ambrose
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2 months ago

It really looks like he is telling you to flip off.

Valerie Staddon
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2 months ago

Perfectly expressed and a left hander to boot!

Eggo* .' .
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2 months ago

this turtle had enough of us.

Mia
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2 months ago

Right on!!

Makayla Rhodes
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2 months ago

Someone had a bad day

Dorothy Cloud
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2 months ago

Oh, for shame!

Barbara Corkey
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2 months ago

Turtles response to politics

Eredyn IreMist
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2 months ago

It's had enough of our pollution bs...

Josie
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2 months ago

He be like get that camera out my face

MRS FLASHMAN
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2 months ago

2020

the_anime_man
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2 months ago

what the heck!?

Agnieszka Stachow
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2 months ago

Whatta u lookin' at, hooman?

Linda HS
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2 months ago

Well said turtle, well said

Russell Barr
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1 month ago

For You

James Hardin
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1 month ago

wow

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

...AND THE HORSE YOU CAME IN ON.

Michael Skopetos
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1 month ago

he is! giving us the BIRD!!

william wang
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1 month ago

Just giving the finger...

Gina Bina
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2 months ago

f*ck your straws!

Philly Bob Squires
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2 months ago

Hey! 2020! Here ya go!

Douglas Russell
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2 months ago

Cranky the Turtle!

Stormy Ashes
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2 months ago

He's trying to Thanos snap us all!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Right on, great one !!!

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Having a bad day

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

the midle fliper

Laura Andrews
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2 months ago

I get very well the point lol.

cmmoccio@bellsouth.net
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2 months ago

Looks like this sea turtle is telling us where to go!

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

I've had enough ♥️♥️♥️♥️👍👍👍👍😂😂😂😂

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

👍♥️

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

get off my reef!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Thanks

Anna Salerno
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2 months ago

Lil

Naomi Cline
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2 months ago

I would flip him off too if he destroyed my home the way we are destroying his!

Tanyia Warren
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2 months ago

Ha ha... well played

Marg Blois
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2 months ago

.

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

"damn tourists"

Miss Kitty
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2 months ago

That face tho'...

Beverly Ujanen
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2 months ago

So Jack has been swirling in Gitchi Goomee... did this turtle meet him???

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

He sorta has the expression of our Pres.

Joshua Taylor
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2 months ago

Fuck it!

STRANGER THINGS fan
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2 months ago

He is not having it.

Azure Adams
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2 months ago

Turtle is not messing around!

Bernardita Valdés
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2 months ago

Most honest and deserved gesture ever

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

I don't blame it !!

Jeanne Davis
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2 months ago

Katy ... I thought you could use a Sunday laugh.

Diane Latella
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2 months ago

What?

Brandy Grote
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2 months ago

2020

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago (edited)

F*ck off im watching watching the show now

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Right on turtle!!

SF Angel
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2 months ago

😅

Narendra Sethia
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2 months ago

Trump without his make-up

Johanna Huber
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2 months ago

For your hook

Terry Gunn
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2 months ago

intriguingly and a great view

Shelley Tule
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2 months ago

This might be my spirit animal...

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

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Amanda Greenwood
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2 months ago

All the feeling in one

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

get out of my way did not say you could take my photo dude

Leigh Drage Brigando
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2 months ago

So apt for 2020. Love it.

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

I do not blame him at all I agree we humans deserve it!

Leslie Burleson
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2 months ago

Mama Mia ! Lol

Cheryl Woodburn
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2 months ago

Hilarious! The face...the “finger”.

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

You wanna take a picture, how's this.

Susan Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

That's 2020!

Atheana
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2 months ago

Is he flipping us off with his flipper??? Lol

Wendy Maguire
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2 months ago

I agree.

Atheana
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2 months ago

Flipping us off with his flipper!

Tia Weinstein
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2 months ago

Sea turtle: "This is what I think of 2020 so far..."

Anna Pilatova
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2 months ago

You get it??? They drew me back in...

Stacie Sterling
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2 months ago

Back. Off.

Peggy McTernen
Community Member
2 months ago

some days I just feel like flippering people off lmao

Cheryl Sirois
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha ha ha

Karen Morana
Community Member
2 months ago

If not he should.

Rosemary Barati
Community Member
2 months ago

salute to 2020

hcaballero57
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2 months ago

Rude damn turtle

Ruth Gross
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2 months ago

Actions speak louder than words!LOL

Caroline Overill
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm 150 years old so screw you Sandy Plankton

Gwenn Farrell
Community Member
2 months ago

what's the photo credit for this? It's not actually in the 2020 finalist on the comedy wildlife site

Nick Buller
Community Member
2 months ago

boys get the straws he started a war.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
2 months ago

ROFL!!

Lu Murray
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2 months ago

i didn't do anything

Karen Chaddock
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one. This sea turtle is telling us where to go!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Angry Turtle.

Jeannie Finch
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this turtle!

Zella Haesche
Community Member
2 months ago

Get outta my way!

Carol Stephen
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, he certainly looks annoyed at something.

Edward Hara
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2 months ago

How I feel about ALL the scumbag politicians that rule over us!

Patrice Perrigo
Community Member
2 months ago

Here's to the year 2020 !

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

She means it ! Hopefully we will understand and be more careful of the environment ...

François Carré
Community Member
2 months ago

The ambassador of the whole world wildlife community has a message for you, human community.

Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE THIS

Gerald Holmes
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2 months ago

2020's mascot

Suzette Duby
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2 months ago

Mostly I feel like this in the morning

Rose Chanel
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2 months ago

So funny.

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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2 months ago

It's sums us up in one, what we've done to the oceans.

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

The best

Lisa Bateman
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2 months ago

He's summing up 2020

Jody Brown
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2 months ago

Welcome to Hawai'i. Now go home.

Beverly
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2 months ago

Same to you, bud!

Owen Purdy
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2 months ago

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Chelle R.
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2 months ago

I'm still turtley shelling I mean cracking up so hard!

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Fernleaf6505
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photobomb level 999

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glowworm2
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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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2 months ago

"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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2 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago (edited)

And then, Mr Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham stole our last coin out of the Poor Box!

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Antonia
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2 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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2 months ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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2 months ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Then I told Keesha that Monica's boyfriend Brad's friend Joey said to Nicole...

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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2 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Man, I knew I shouldn't have mixed those Kellogg's' Frosted Flakes with the generic store brand ones!"

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Antonia
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2 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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2 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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