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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Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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photobomb level 999

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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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What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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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"

Francis
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1 month ago

fish are freinds, not food

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Paizleypie
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1 month ago

If Mater were a fish.

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

It looks so happy and has put a big smile on my face.

Felicity Lemon
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1 month ago

Same

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Susan Miller
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1 month ago

And now for a word about Dental Health!

Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Look at the choppers on this one1

Sarah 901
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1 month ago

Smile! Your on camera

¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

i wish i had pearly whites like that :(

Donna Reynolds
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1 month ago

Here’s Johnny.

ChaiDai
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1 month ago

Can you tell I'm wearing dentures?

Soni.
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1 month ago

Umm ma'am what toothpaste do you use?

Sabrina Fisher
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1 month ago

okay these denture commercials are getting out of hand

Chelle R.
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1 month ago

Such an amazing streak of good luck getting that picture of that Gourgus smile from a Beautiful 🌈🐠!!

Nerd
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1 month ago

Happy Fish♥️

Maria Roberts
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1 month ago

Well someones been brushing their teeth.

Diego is a dinosaur
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1 month ago

that smile reminds me of Mater from the movie Cars

Amsterdude
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1 month ago

This fella reminds me of Eddie Murphy for some reason

Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

Aunt Bunny no!

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Virginia Stackhouse
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1 month ago

Derp

glowworm2
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1 month ago

This fish is adorable!

Nick P
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1 week ago

Hi, I'm Dory...

Dotzilla
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3 weeks ago

That fish has human teeth...

Shelli Aderman
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1 month ago

How YOU doin’?

Monique St Laurent
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1 month ago

But I often feel like a bird...!

Ladymar Touzett
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1 month ago

heeey

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

"And then the farmer said to the traveling salesman, "

AndersM
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1 month ago

That pic just made my day

Esther Harrison
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1 month ago

"What is this camera? Is it edible?"

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

The camara isn't but you are.

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Mya Lugar
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1 month ago

Comin' in hot!!

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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1 month ago

Hi there! What you doing here??

Ralph Spooner
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1 month ago

I use Crest toothpaste!

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

What good teeth you have. The better to bite you with my dear.

Rikke Hackner
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1 month ago

Did you say fishpaste or toothpaste?

Alison Grosso
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1 month ago

Hey Disney, got any openings?

HissyFitzz
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1 month ago

"Heeeey frieeends!"

Debra Powers
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1 month ago

The Forest of the sea!

Livvy-Rose Richards
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1 month ago

Awww

Jeanne Strole
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1 month ago

This one should be called, "Finding Freddo."

Amanda Buck
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1 month ago

Jerry Seinfeld

Katrin Faridani
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1 month ago

How You doin?

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

Hi there folks time for partying

Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

Lightning McQueen: a Fishy Story..

Faramir10
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1 month ago

Happy fish.

Mark Gundry
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1 month ago

‘Macaw appears to be floating’’ explained the Goof-i-fish (whilst readying for an embrace).

Heidi Freeman
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1 month ago

Are the teeth / mouth real or photoshopped?

Phunny Philosopher
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1 month ago

"So thens I says to him... I says... Vinnie, you can't be drivin' a taxi like that in New York City, y'know?!?" * resumes chewing on a toothpick*

4736521
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1 month ago

lookit that cheesy lil' grin

Teresa Wong
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1 month ago

So snail, a shark and octopus enter a bar

Jeremy
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1 month ago

Hey ladies

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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1 month ago

HE/SHE HAS TEETH...my life is complete

Makayla Rhodes
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1 month ago

That is literally me in fish form

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Pleased to meet you!

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Named No Name
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1 month ago

Just keep swimming...

Elsabeth
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1 month ago

What's up fishes!?!

Amsterdude
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1 month ago

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Geri Taran
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5 days ago

Hello Sweetheart, Wanna date?

Ling Zhu
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6 days ago

what is with the teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeth

Sophie Whitbread
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1 week ago

Aaaaw.

La La Lynch
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2 weeks ago

I found Dory. Well sort of.

Katie Lutesinger
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3 weeks ago

A rare picture of a Dopefish in the wild!

TabledTurnsxddd
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3 weeks ago

ma name jeff

Abri Correa
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1 month ago

Oh! Thats so cute!

Liz Sahlin
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1 month ago

Hey there mate! Hows you doin’?

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

This fish did pose, no doubt !!!

Judy Bywaters
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1 month ago

I love 💕 everyone.

June Galloway
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1 month ago

no more algae for you Mr. Parrot fish. he seems to say, I'm flying

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

Look at that smile!

Naomi Cline
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1 month ago

He just heard a dad joke!

Anna Salerno
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1 month ago

OMGosh

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

wow! mOTHER nATURE NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE!

Dorothy Schmidt
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1 month ago

Look Mom! I can fly!

Chich
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1 month ago

"I don't get no respect"

Linda Nitzschke
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1 month ago

Parrot fish. You know that nice sand beach? It's parrot fish poop!

Tom Hardeveld
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1 month ago

"Just keep swimming, swimming swimming..."

Boopie Dew
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1 month ago

my teeth are whiter than all the other fish in th ocean, SEE 😁

Gina Babe
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1 month ago

"eyyyy"

Toni Ferchak
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1 month ago

Love the smile !!

Caroline Overill
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1 month ago

Y'all seen ma cousin Mater. He's a big Hollywood star in a movie called cars

FireStone Beware
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1 month ago (edited)

Heyyyyy whats up guys

Amy Pontious
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1 month ago

"How you doing!"

Sue Clifford
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1 month ago

He must use whitening strips.

Allan Schramm
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1 month ago

"Girl! That teeth whitener really works."

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 month ago

Hi have a good day!

Bruh.
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1 month ago

Finding Nemo irl b like

Penny Dove
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1 month ago

Hay Nemo, Dora said she was looking for you.

Hilary Mol
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1 month ago

Fish derp.

Michelle Geiger
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1 month ago

For some reason I hear Cliff Claven from Cheers in my head.

Louise Stange-Wahl
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1 month ago

He looks like CARS Tomater's cousin twice removed!

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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1 month ago

buckteeth

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 month ago

Loving my new teeth !

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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1 month ago

Just had my new dentures fitted xxx

Rachael Maree
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1 month ago

That fish looks like it’s sporting a new set of veneers

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Gary Nichols
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1 month ago

I’m Dory!

Laila Hernandez
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1 month ago

hello, my poop is ur sand!

Sue Knerl
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1 month ago

Hey! Hey!

Luisa Vasconcelos
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1 month ago

I know which episode of "Friends" this fish didn't saw yet.

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Jeff Paris
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"Who says gap-toothed women have to be human?"

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

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glowworm2
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"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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1 month ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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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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Let me think about that for a minute

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

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postboredom
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1 month ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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Ah, solitude.

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

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

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postboredom
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they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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

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Fernleaf6505
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parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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1 month ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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1 month ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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1 month ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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1 month 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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1 month ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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1 month ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

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

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postboredom
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1 month ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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1 month ago

sneak attack !!

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42 Of The Funniest Entries From The 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

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

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postboredom
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1 month ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

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

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NanZ
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1 month ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

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

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