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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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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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"

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

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

Jane Tienne
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1 month ago

47 - 48 - 49 - 50 - ready or not, here I come!

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

98...99...100. Ready or not, here I come!

Allan Schramm
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1 month ago

to SQ - Excellent!

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

you can't see me :D

Beryl Tingman
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1 month ago

You can “ bearly “see me

Robin Fitzwater
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1 month ago

if i cant see you, you cant see me

Deena Salzman
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1 month ago

Why did they post this picture of a tree in the wildlife photos? Shouldn't there be an animal somewhere?

Nadine Bamberger
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1 month ago

Darryl was at the end of his rope. For some reason he couldn't get rid of that pesky photographer.

Allan Schramm
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1 month ago

Hahaha hahaha

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Shh! Don't tell him we can see him!

Nigel Rodgers
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1 month ago

"I am the tree. I am the tree. I am the tree..."

Owen Purdy
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1 month ago

I am the tree. I am the tree, oh s**t I’M NOT A TREE!?

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MN “MN Female” Female
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1 month ago

I'll just hide right here....Mom will never look here!

Antonia
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1 month ago

then you see me and then you don't

Ava-cado
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1 month ago

Hide and seek with toddlers be like...

Raine Soo
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1 month ago

You can't see me!

Soni.
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1 month ago

Peekaboo

Feral Heart
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1 month ago

"Ready or not, here I come"

mph seti
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1 month ago

I am shadow. Master of stealth. Forest ninja. -Bear

Inga
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1 month ago

Hello darkness my old friend🕳

Joan Gagne
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1 month ago

I’m hiding!!

Kenzie Green
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1 month ago

If i cant see them they cant see me

Paizleypie
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1 month ago

I don't see no bear.

Timothy zephyr
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1 month ago

and next on armature pole dancing is....

Linda HS
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1 month ago

You can't see me...

Kimerli Oliver
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1 month ago

See who???

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Teri Oster
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1 month ago

Can you see me?

Ilídio Pinto
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1 month ago

I see you but you don't see me

Maria Roberts
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1 month ago

I can't see you, you can't see me.

CORLEONE
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1 month ago

Are you able to see me, I'm here behind the tree... Not that tree, the other one. LOL

Darwinist
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1 month ago

You can't see me

Kimberly Jordan
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1 month ago

98, 99, 100 Ready or not, here I come!!!

Pandola
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1 month ago

I can see you...

Carol Tocci
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1 month ago

"1,2,3,4......"

PupGirl
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1 month ago

If I can't see you, you can't see me

Noddy
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1 month ago

If i cant see them, they cant see me too!

Sabrina Fisher
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1 month ago

master of disguise.

Josie
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1 month ago

You can't see me

Drew Swirczek
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3 weeks ago

When your friend asks you if your good at hide and seek and you say your not good but you play anyway and your friend understands why your not good

Barbara Dundee
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1 month ago

97, 98, 99, 100! Ready or not, here I come!

Haemon Gill
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1 month ago

You can't see me can you.

jane don
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1 month ago

You Can't see me

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Can you hear me?

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Amanda Ashton
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1 month ago

hmm been hiding for the 3 hours and still no one has found me.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

"Look Ma,It;s looks like I;m standing on my head"

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 month ago

If I cannot see you, you cannot see me!

Jenny Sellmark
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1 month ago

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Kalon Ohmstede
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1 month ago

He hidin'

Susan Riley
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1 month ago

I can't see them so they can't see me.

Gloria J Williams
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1 month ago

If I stand still, no one will see me.

Sara MacFarland
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1 month ago

If I can't see them...they can't see me

Chris Harriman
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1 month ago

one, two, three, here I come!

Lisa Greene
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1 month ago

Nothing to see here!

Penny Dove
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1 month ago

I am sure no one can see me. I think no one can see me. I hope no one can see me. Dang it, I really need to slim down a bit.

Ruth Dyke
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1 month ago

You can't see me now.

Henny Koster-Tiben
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1 month ago

You can,t find me now

Gillian Black
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1 month ago

like a kid hide the head and no one can see you yeah right

Marsha Bond
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1 month ago

Reminds me of my grandsons playing hide and seek.

Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

I love the photo.

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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1 month ago

If I can't see you, you can't see me!

Maple Chan
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1 month ago

bear: I AM the tree.....BE ONE WITH THE TREE

April Pickett
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1 month ago

You can't see me because I can't see you.

Michelle Geiger
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1 month ago

Maybe no one will notice?

Caroline Overill
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1 month ago

Ok if I stay really still they won't see me

Danny Heath
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1 month ago

You can"t see me!

Robyn Wilson
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1 month ago (edited)

Must think he's a cat...if i stand still they won't see me...

Pamela Scott
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1 month ago

Hide and seek just isn't his thing but he gives it his best try!

Gigi Baldez
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1 month ago

You can't see me! lol

Carol Majorsky
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1 month ago

He keeps looking at me!

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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1 month ago

You see me, now you don' t

Linda L Moore
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1 month ago

You can't see me

Ben Steinberg
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1 month ago

Shy bear is shy...

Carmen Honacker
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1 month ago

I can't see you, you can't see me!

Priya
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1 month ago

19m5el.jpg 19m5el.jpg reminds me of this

Owen Purdy
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1 month ago

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James Hardin
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2 days ago

-invisible-

Geri Taran
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1 week ago

I'm twice as ashamed as you.

Carolyn M Perry
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1 week ago

A half of bear?

Dons Hainsworth
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2 weeks ago

Come find me now! 😊😊😊

Dorine Wilson
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2 weeks ago

Bet you can't see me ......

TabledTurnsxddd
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3 weeks ago

If i cannot see you, you cannot see me, hooman!

Gina Bina
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4 weeks ago

if i stand completely still, maybe they won't see me!

Debbie Lloyd
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1 month ago

I think I will just hide here...............

Philly Bob Squires
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1 month ago

You can bear-ly see me!

Abri Correa
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1 month ago

BONK

Jane Doe
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1 month ago

Does this tree make my butt look big?

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Just like me, a tree huger !!!

Fran Stateler
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1 month ago

You can't see me. I'm hiding .

Diana Dodd
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1 month ago

“You can’t see me ... Right?”

ain't_good
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1 month ago

this reminds of the 'brave' scene where the queen transforms into a bear xD xD

Bunzilla
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1 month ago

"I can't see them, so they can't see me" at its finest

Teri Campisi
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1 month ago

Bet you can't see me now!

Judy Bywaters
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1 month ago

7,8,9,10. Coming ready or not...

E Forsyth
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1 month ago

Peek-a-boo!

Viv Hart
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1 month ago

8,9,10! I'm coming, ready or not!

Debb Domenici
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1 month ago

You cant see meeeeee!

Brittania Kelli
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1 month ago

If I can't see you, then you can't see me. That is how it works, right?

Carmen Anderson
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1 month ago

You can't see me. 😂♥️👍

Kikka io
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1 month ago

if I don't see you you can't see me

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

I'm sorry; I won't do it again.

Elizabeth McCartney
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1 month ago

You guys done hiding yet I have counted to 100!

MarkandVicki Aked
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1 month ago

There's no way that guy with the gun can see me, I can't see him.

noosa red
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1 month ago

Can you see me now? Can you see me now?

Beverly Ujanen
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1 month ago

nope, can't see me

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

Hide and Seek - here I come.

Dorothy Schmidt
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1 month ago

The kids will never find me here!

Anne McGill
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1 month ago

"98,99,100. ready or not, here I come"

Michael Bacigalupo
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1 month ago

I don't get it, it's a picture of a tree????

Bernardita Valdés
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1 month ago

I dont see anything besides some single trees...

Kathrine Ayers-Smith
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1 month ago

Peak a Boo

Toni Ferchak
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1 month ago

Bet you can't see me !!

Christine M Quigley
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1 month ago

You can't see me... you can't see me...

Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

hiding level 800

Desiré Yen
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1 month ago

I can't see u, so u can't see me!

Elijah Kenny
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1 month ago

You can’t see me, I’m a bear ninja!

Meredith Hall
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1 month ago

We can seeeee you

FireStone Beware
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1 month ago

You cant see me if I cant see you

Amy Pontious
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1 month ago

So cute picture!

Lelly Taffyn
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1 month ago

oh WONDER BEAR - are your really there ??

SF Angel
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1 month ago

It’s not workingggg. We can still see you

Brenda Johnson
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1 month ago

They will never find me behind this tree.

Marbra Cohen
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1 month ago

I'm hiding. Can you find me?

Sue Clifford
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1 month ago

I can still see you.

Rachel Arteiro
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1 month ago

You can't see me!

Manel Dias
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1 month ago

He is sure Camera Shy...

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

I'll throw a rock at them, they will think I'm Big Foot then I'll tell Big Foot and we'll have a good laugh.

Mike Rodrick
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1 month ago

If it weren't for the tree, I'd think there's a bear standing there.

Candace Robitaille
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1 month ago

Hehe. No one can see me now

Cynthia Marrs
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1 month ago

You can't see me!

Loz Tilston-Brookes
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1 month ago

I see no bear!

Bobbie Burgund
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1 month ago

U CANT SEE ME, U CANT SEE ME....

Karen Smith
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1 month ago

“I be invisible”

Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

Ha ha, you can't see me.

Sabina Pusok
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1 month ago

If I can’t see you than you can’t see me ! 😂

Joe Langone
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1 month ago

This Hide and Seek Game "SUCKS"

Trudy Brodsky
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1 month ago

I love a good game of Hide-And-Go-Seek!

Rikke Hackner
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1 month ago

if I don't see you, you don't see me

JJM
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1 month ago

Hide and seek anyone?

Carol Stephen
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1 month ago

Can you see me now?

Sean Benedix
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1 month ago

Hey Booboo, can't see you Nobody can see me behind this tree

Davin Wong
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1 month ago

that Cena move is not working~

Jane Campbell
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1 month ago

I'll jump out and scare them.

Tim Skeens
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1 month ago

Bear? What bear?

Debra Powers
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1 month ago

You can't see me!

Carl Wright
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1 month ago

Hidey.... BOO!

Merilyn Horton
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1 month ago

Can you still see me, Boo Boo?

John McIlveen
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1 month ago

You can bearly see me.

Donald Holder
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1 month ago

1, 2, 3 ..... Here I come!

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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1 month ago

Now you see me, now you er! Still see me xxx

Kimerli Oliver
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1 month ago

What’s so funny about a tree????

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

I can't see you so you cant see me

OTTER
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1 month ago

I AM hiding! You’ll never find me!!

Elle 😅
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1 month ago

Hides so well.. I can't see him/her now!

Dave Chapman
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1 month ago

Peek-a-Bear

Hazel Allen
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1 month ago

i dont see a bear anywhere

Toea Muresan Iulia
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1 month ago

or maybe he is eating the crust of the tree

Brenda Couvee
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1 month ago

peek a boo, i see you

Stimpy
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1 month ago

The dreaded "ninja bear" is a master of camouflage...

Eulalie Grace
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1 month ago

I can't see you - you can' see me!

Christine Boust
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1 month ago

Where? What bear?

Chad Heyes
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1 month ago

You can bearly see him.

Mark Gundry
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1 month ago

‘The tree is bare, I am bear... no one will ever see me!’ thought the barely hidden bear.

Sarah 901
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1 month ago

Leave him alone! He just wants to be in peace with his tree

Sharon Hyatt
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1 month ago (edited)

Perhaps he thinks he is hiding from the Cameraman.. . .

Gay Allen
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1 month ago

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10! Coming ready or not!

Justapottaflash
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1 month ago

LUCAS!!!

Peppermallow
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1 month ago

He is distracting the photographer so the photographer doesn't realise he has a bear behind

Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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1 month ago

And the best bear of the year award goes tooooii

Mingi Football
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1 month ago

They'll never find me!

2WheelTravlr
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1 month ago

There are thousands of ways to hide in plain sight. Wallace knew none of them.

HigherthantheSky
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1 month ago

Shhh! Don't tell the bear in the water where I am

Teresa Wong
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1 month ago

That hunter will never see me here

Analyn Lahr
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1 month ago

If I can't see you, you can't see me.

Jeremy
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1 month ago

hopefully thats a telephoto lens!

Luisa Vasconcelos
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1 month ago

My kids playing hide and search.

AM Del
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1 month ago

Mom no...! I DONT want my picture taken!!

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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1 month ago

youuuuu cant seeeeee meeeeee >:D

Em B
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1 month ago

You CAN'T see me!!!

Andrea Peng
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1 month ago

Now I am completely invisible!!!

Sarah O'Dwyer
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1 month ago

Don't say it...don't say it......don't...say it......"SOMEBODY COME GIT 'ERRR, SHE'S DANCING LIKE A STRIPPER".....I'm sorry, I tried...

Timmy
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1 month ago

The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast is so mind-bogglingly stupid that it thinks that if you can't see it, it can't see you.

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

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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SoozeeQ
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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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1 month ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

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

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postboredom
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1 month ago

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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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1 month ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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