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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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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2 months ago

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.

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

no, we come in peas. "Got any peas? I love peas. Can I haz them?"

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ML
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2 months ago

Hi, I'm Yogi. Welcome to Yellowstone. Do you have any food?

S
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2 months ago

It's low key terrifying how human this guy looks!

Toujin C'Thlu
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2 months ago

Almost looks like a human in a realistic bear suit

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Hey man, can I hitch a ride?

Eraldo Ferreira
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2 months ago

oh hi mark

Alex Dierkes
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2 months ago

Best comment yet. #theroom

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

Oh uh Hi... I wasn't watching.. I swear..

BusLady
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2 months ago

Now this one could hide behind a tree.

glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Oh, hi, humans!"

Amanda Hutchinson
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2 months ago

.. and take a left at the bottom of the hill...

CORLEONE
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2 months ago

Say hi to the camera. Hiiiiii

Sue Coles
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2 months ago

Who stole my bloody towel!!!

d bradley
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2 months ago

Excuse me. Somebody said something 'bout picnic baskets...

PjandBolt
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2 months ago

Welcome to chili's

Eva Bryson
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2 months ago

"Hey, Jake....over here"

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

Hi come on in the waters great

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

“Hey Bill, hows it going?”

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

'Well! Isn't this awkward....."

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Hey see you around and thanks for putting out your camp fire!

Nick Buller
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2 months ago

But yogi the park ranger said- oh dont worry boo boo they have a picnic basket you distract them ill go a snag it!

Barbara Kaplan
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2 months ago

Yo, s’up?

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

Bro! You totally fish blocked me

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Give a guy some privacy.

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Hi how are ya going?

Cactuar Jon
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2 months ago

Oh hi Dave! No, wait... that's not Dave...

John Bradley
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2 months ago

Ya bare-naked, dude! Welp, next time, call before coming over.

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

Hi.

Kim Lorton
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2 months ago

Ahh, hi there! Just doing bear stuff! What? Yeah, i eat fish still.. okayyy... humans!

Lu Murray
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2 months ago

Hi Guys, can you guide me to a fishing hole?

Peggy Wilson
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2 months ago

Privacy please!

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Damn! Second pair of underwear this morning!

Carol Stephen
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2 months ago

Umm, can I hitch a ride?

Cecile Desjardins
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2 months ago

Hey ! Hi ! Why are you running ? ...awaaaay ...so fast ?

Jane Campbell
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2 months ago

Come on in. The water's fine.

Caroline Devlin
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2 months ago

Hi there stranger

Justin MacArthur
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2 months ago

Hi, I'm bear, We're about to go down the river and catch some salmon; want to come?

Sabrina Fisher
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2 months ago

Take a picture it will last longer! Oh I didn't think you were actually going to do it.... well.... heeeeeey

Named No Name
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2 months ago

High Five!

Claudia
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2 months ago

Hiya!

James Hardin
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1 month ago

wassup

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

ALOHA, got any fish

creative panda
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1 month ago

If you're gonna take a photo, I get to chose a pose... HELLO?! Are you listening?!

Cathy Walsh
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1 month ago

I’m not guilty; who’s guilty????

Philly Bob Squires
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2 months ago

Ohai!

Jo Ehly
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2 months ago

Oh hey!!

Abri Correa
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2 months ago

Hi- there?

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

Hi. Don’t scream. Just taking a swim here. Nothing to see. Rocky Mountains that way. Move a long.

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Wait for me, love this shot !!!

Diana Dodd
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2 months ago

Hey ... Trouts are running ... come fishing with me!

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Hello can you help me fish ♥️♥️♥️♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

hey Bob, Harry over here!

ggirl225888
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2 months ago

I'm not a hungry bear, I'm a friendly bear, trust me.

Brittney Swift
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2 months ago

"Hey, welcome to my crib"

Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

(( Hi! ))

Bevie
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2 months ago

No crossing here unless you’re a fish!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Be careful - you can slip down in here.

Elizabeth McCartney
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2 months ago

Oh Hello I didn't see you there.

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

Darryl's cousin

Rebecca Frankel
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2 months ago

Taxi!

Peter Bear
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2 months ago

Ohai fren! U wants feesh? No, no feesh here, I checked. U go downstream I go up, k?

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

I can stand on my own two feet!

Anne McGill
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2 months ago

"Hi"

Tammy Mastrella
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2 months ago

Who stole my clothes off the beach?

Reveluv_kpop
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2 months ago

how you doin'?

Brie
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2 months ago

Hello, Zuko here.

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Hi, wanna swim?

Lily Mae Kitty
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2 months ago

Howdy Ho, Neighbor! Hmmmm....is that bacon I smell?

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

HI !!

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Bathing its a Bear Necessity

あ-- 𝕽𝖔𝖈𝖈𝖔 is Ꮆ 卂 匚 卄 卂--あ
2 months ago

ehi! wait a minute pls!

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

Alice! The big ones are over here! Bring the kids.

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Hi

IlovemydogShilo
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2 months ago (edited)

"Hi, I'm Yogi. Do you have any spare pic-a-nic baskets."?

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Awesome picture love it!

Lynn Burt
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2 months ago

Dr. Livingstone I presume?

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Oh! Hey there victim- er- I mean- FRIEND! I mean friend! aha ha.. ha.. ha.. *sigh*

T.Milly
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2 months ago

"WHERE THE HELL DID YOU COME FROM?!?! CAN'T A BEAR BATHE IN PEACE!?!?!"

Leisa K
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2 months ago

Hey y'all!

Manel Dias
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2 months ago

Without our presence there is no beauty here...

Mary Patterson
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2 months ago

Well, hai!!!

Edie Hart
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2 months ago

Hey! Come on back! We'll go fishing together!

ArhomR
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2 months ago

That there’s a bear what walks like a man

Elvina Barclay
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2 months ago

And this is why people think they see a 'Bigfoot'.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

Hi, I come in peace. See, nothing ion my hands

Valerie Anne
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2 months ago

Yo! What's up?

Leslie Burleson
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2 months ago

Bro, can you toss me that frisbee

Amy Deitsch
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2 months ago

LMAO

ROBERT NELSON
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2 months ago

hello humon

Tracy Novotny Kokonas
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2 months ago

“Alan Alan Alan...Oh that’s not Alan, Maybe that’s Steve. Steve Steve Steve”. Steve waving.

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

Talk to the HAND!

Bruh.
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2 months ago

Oh hey!

Bobbilee
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2 months ago

"Cause this is thriller, thriller night"

Chris Harriman
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2 months ago

Hi! Come on over, dinner..I mean friend

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Hay Boo Boo, Yogi is looking for you.

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

hi ya just passing hows the fishing going

Patty Hyde
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2 months ago

Come back and see us real soon ok

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

Hi there!

Pamela Scott
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2 months ago

Hey Dude!

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

HOW

JJM
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2 months ago

Hi! wanna come for a dip, water's really nice.

Yann Vincent
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2 months ago

Hello, have you heard of our Lord and Savior Ursa Major?

Merilyn Horton
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2 months ago

Come in, the waters fine.

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Oh hi! You fishing here too?

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Greetings aliens

Pepper Pots
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2 months ago

Hi im flamy the bear

J.Norton
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2 months ago

Hey, uhhhhh, can I borrow some honey?

Stefan Jankovski
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2 months ago

Hello Neighbor – Hey have you seen Masha?? I cant find her!

Richard Samul
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2 months ago

Pardon me, but do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Smokey Bear?

Paula Tenney
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2 months ago

Well I was gonna poop but someone's watching me.

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

Hewo hooman

Makayla Rhodes
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2 months ago

Hello to you to bear

Jessica Nametz
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2 months ago

This almost looks like a man in a bear suit...

Linda HS
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2 months ago

Hello

MN “MN Female” Female
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2 months ago

Oh...umm....HI!

Darwinist
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2 months ago

Take me to your leader who is f*cking up the enviroment.

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

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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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