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?

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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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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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"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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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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2 months ago

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

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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...

Crissy Brandt
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2 months ago

“Oh no she didn’t!”

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Virginia Stackhouse
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2 months ago

kind of looks like playing the violin!

Torchicachu
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2 months ago

thats what i was going to say 😂

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

Nails on fleek

CORLEONE
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2 months ago

Playing the violin. Beautiful.

Everybody Say Love!
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2 months ago

That's what i see in this one. Stunning :)

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ML
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2 months ago

Air violin

Paizleypie
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2 months ago

Looks like he's playing an imaginary violin.

Mark Gundry
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2 months ago

‘I’m a badass tail violin playing mother____!’

SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Sharpening the sword.

Darwinist
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2 months ago

Where's his violin

Michelle Jones-Nelson
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2 months ago

Damn, hang nails!!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 months ago

I do my hair toss, check my nails...(or would it be feathers in this case?)

WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

Ok, I got the quill. Watch out Shakespeare here I come.

BusLady
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2 months ago

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.

Ryan Michaud
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2 months ago

"Who's first?"

Stephen Harris
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2 months ago

"Devil, just come on back if you ever wanna try again..."

Claudia
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2 months ago

Flute ready, 1,2,3

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

I am just sharping this I might need it

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Violin practice!

Jenny Sellmark
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2 months ago

Well, I'm not much of a twitterer to be honest, but I am sharp on the flute.

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

“So I hear you going against the family, hummm, what we gonna do about that?”

Nancy Baez
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2 months ago

The bow is ready, where’s my violin 🎻

Esther Harrison
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2 months ago

Playin' the violin is harder than I thought.

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Not that old sad story again! Let me get my violin..

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

What key are we playing?

Curry on...
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2 months ago

Practicing for its violin recital.

Janice H
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2 months ago

Sharpening those blades...

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Who needs a violin when you have feathers.

Jill Emburey
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2 months ago

I am now going to play for you - Adagio for Strings by Barber.....🎻🎶

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

thought he as playing the violin

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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2 months ago

For my next piece on the violin, I'll be playing Mozart.

Lucy Howard
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2 months ago

Is he playing the violin! 🤣

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

Air Violin

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Just fiddling around.

Barbara Kaplan
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2 months ago

And now, ladies and gentlemen, Haydn’s Symphony No. 94.

Kim Lorton
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2 months ago

The tiny, whiny violin player my mom always used to tell me about!

Virgil Blue
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2 months ago

Looks like that classic mob guy cleaning his nails with his stiletto.

Lu Murray
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2 months ago

sharpening up,war is on

Sharon Vaughn
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2 months ago

Love this.

Autumn
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2 months ago

I'm gonna ask you one more time....

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Maestro, string section is tuning up!

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

And this is the proper way to hold a Guitar

JJM
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2 months ago

I thought this was a violin but there wasn't any sound.

Cecile Desjardins
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2 months ago

Is it mine ? Did i lose one ? Aging already ?

Heather Hayllar
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2 months ago

Don't much care for this colour... hmmmm how's about I know! Orange!

Floortje Zeebregts
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2 months ago

Just filing my nails...

Kareen Norgaard
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2 months ago

So how does a violin work?

Tim Skeens
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2 months ago

Playing violin

Kathy Greear
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2 months ago

you want chrystal nails....make you look pretty

Fil Router
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2 months ago

I will now play The Swan by Saint-Saens

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

You should not be watching my daily wing preen Jack

Mumof1
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2 months ago

Now where the heck is it - I know I put it in here somewhere.

Kahlo Smith
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2 months ago

While you "flew" and "joined a flock", I studied the blade!

Origami Chik3n
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2 months ago

Remind me the things you said about me, while i sharpen me knife.

Zero Fox Given
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2 months ago

Me after the boyfriend says something I don't agree on

Böb Schüster
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2 months ago

Nice nest you have there. Ita be a shame if something should happen to it.

Alina Dimitriu
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2 months ago

Could this be the smallest violin in the world concerto?

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

She's an artist.

HazelandBrian Sutch
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3 weeks ago

Music accompaniment to a Trump speech.

James Hardin
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4 weeks ago

violin

Per Lærkedahl
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4 weeks ago

Playing a violin ... or doing nails ..

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

I shall be the world's greatest conductor!

Sophie Whitbread
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1 month ago

My nails are too long. Lemme file them.

Cathy Walsh
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1 month ago

Playing a guitar with my own feather.

Philly Bob Squires
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2 months ago

Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard... 'Cause Hell's broke loose in Georgia and the Devil deals the cards.

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Must prepare for the camera, great shot !!!

Viv Hart
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2 months ago

I shall now perform Schikkelgruber's 4th violin Sonata~~~

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

I'll play my violin ♥️♥️♥️

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
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2 months ago

I'm playing a little violin just for you.

June Galloway
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2 months ago

Sea bird Violin Concerto

Sophie Babbitt
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2 months ago

Bird bard

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Play us a tune!

Anna Salerno
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2 months ago

Violin 🎻 anyone?

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

"world's smallest violin.... so walk it off, damn whiner".... lol

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

I'm learning to play the violin like Itzhak Perlman. It's the artist's task to find out how much music and you can still make with what you have.

Paula Bracken
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2 months ago

A sharp quill, a rapier wit & dazzling good looks; I’m going to go far!

Elaine Stewart
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2 months ago

Here's how to play the air guitar

Reveluv_kpop
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2 months ago

💅

whitney sweat
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2 months ago

So today i'm wearing "Stunning Coral" by Estee Lauder...

Danny Thomas
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2 months ago

"Hello my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my father prepare to die"

Maria Gök
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2 months ago

You hum it, I'll play it!

Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

that's a nice clean car you got there... would be a shame if someone... DID something on it... yaknowwhatI'msaying?

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago (edited)

I said I wanted a light buff, nevermind I'll do it myself.

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

Looks like it's sharping it's beak !

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Oh pa-leese, if she has anymore work done she’s gonna have to change her name to Barbie ..

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

Now all I need is that violin! 👍

Jennifer MacCashland
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2 months ago

Invisible violin

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Is she playing the violin ?

Andrew Gould
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2 months ago

Looks like it's playing the violin

MPaula Whelan
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2 months ago

Learning proper fingering before playing the ... violin?

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Ah, my precious, you will be of use today

Cookie
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2 months ago

Filing her nails.

Tatjana Dunkelmann
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2 months ago

Nagelfeile oder eher doch Geige? :D

Hollian Stapylton Pratt
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2 months ago

Wanna see me play air guitar?

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Dear Immortal beloved.................

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Where the heck did the violin go?

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

Playing the violin.

Ghenia Bogun
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2 months ago

I am going to try for 1st chair at the orchestra tonight.

Carol Stephen
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2 months ago

I can play Brahms on my right wing!

Toea Muresan Iulia
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2 months ago

playing the violin

Louise Sikora-Krekic
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2 months ago

To me it looks more like violin playing

Stefan Jankovski
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2 months ago

A guide on learning how to play the violin

Colette Vick
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2 months ago

Where did that come from?

Bogi Bara
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2 months ago

Let me fix this broken nail.

i-be-viben
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2 months ago

dis boi getting a pedicure ???

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"This is me, playing a tiny violin."

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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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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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2 months ago

I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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