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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1 year 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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1 year ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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1 year 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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And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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1 year ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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1 year 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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1 year ago

Let me think about that for a minute

Loren Hollister
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1 year ago

Crap, it's Monday!

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Kaseylulu
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1 year ago

If 2020 was a mood.

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

He looks bored, like someone is telling a really long story that doesn’t seem to ever end.

Bob Belcher
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1 year ago

Humon wear clothes, but humon sweat all time. But humon always wet in heat? Humon stupid.

BusLady
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1 year ago

Someone said that we're related to humans. Please say it isn't so.

Katy McMouse
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1 year ago

Yeah. I feel ya, buddy.

¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 year ago (edited)

Me on Mondays and Phil only brings jelly donuts.

Torchicachu
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1 year ago

same, man

Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

should be a panda

Gillian Black
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1 year ago

bloody lock down

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

So this is what it’s like thinking about my day...

Paula Tenney
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1 year ago

Any given Monday

JustCallMeKat
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1 year ago

2020 be like

Reginald Joseph
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1 year ago

a math word problem: Hank is leaving Cleveland on a south-bound train going 40 miles an hour....

Mary Peace
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1 year ago

What is Cleveland and what is a train?

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Claudia
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1 year ago

Monday already

Bruce Tripp
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2 months ago

Man this COVID-19 has really messed up everything !

Orion C.
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3 months ago

We all know that feel

Dave Chapman
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3 months ago

"I think...therefore, I AM"!

May Day
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3 months ago

Beautiful

Paul Wairegi
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3 months ago

Kiiinnggg Kooonnggggg 🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯

R Carson
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3 months ago

I feel ya.

MellonCollie
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3 months ago

Contemplating life choices.

sharron lynn parsons
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3 months ago

Awesome !!!

Sheri Pigo
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3 months ago

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Honey, I heard you the first time

Leslie Ayers
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3 months ago

I should have stopped at 29 beers!

Leslie Ayers
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3 months ago

I knew I should have stopped at 30 beers!

nala simba
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3 months ago

Ron Perlman?

notdream
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4 months ago

The March 2020 face

Josh Lomax
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4 months ago

Lockdown has got to him.

Madeline Rose
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4 months ago

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm... Sure.

Madeline Rose
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4 months ago

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Sure.

Gayle Hogg
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11 months ago

“I dont know what she sees in him,” thinking to himself, “just look at me, look at what she is missing out on!”

Journey Alvarado
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1 year ago

so wants this crona all about

Alinutza Sadika
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1 year ago

To be or not to be... This is Hamlet or what?

Leslie Parker
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1 year ago

Sooooo boooored!

Joseph Crull
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1 year ago

I think this guy lives in Charlottesville virginia!

Neeyabolt_
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1 year ago

this dude is just done with life

Junior Cucumber
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1 year ago

He has the grumps.

Liz Sahlin
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1 year ago

I think, therefore I am

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

I am bored, no body wants to play !!!

Judy Bywaters
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1 year ago

I think its time to move house.

Laura Crawley
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1 year ago

I see that look every time my son looses his keys

Carmen Anderson
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1 year ago

Hum the humans are back dang. ♥️

Claire O'Sullivan
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1 year ago

I hate it when I get popcorn stuck in my teeth.

Rosemary Lachance
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1 year ago

I am so tired of trying to warn people about the shadow government. I am giving up.

June Galloway
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1 year ago

internet down again

Bevie
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1 year ago

She can’t possibly be making the same thing for dinner AGAIN......

Mildred Thompson
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1 year ago

Just ruined my day!

MarkandVicki Aked
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1 year ago

Hmm, now that is a damn good question.

Lisa Cheney
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1 year ago

Why did no one turn in homework?

Dorothy Schmidt
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1 year ago

Hmmm. She took my tree!

Anne McGill
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1 year ago

To be or not to be.....seems like a really stupid thing to worry about.

Shan Krystel Gulfan
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1 year ago

Listening to Mathematics be like

Tom Hardeveld
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1 year ago

another day, another banana... sigh

Boopie Dew
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1 year ago

My wife said I don't understand her, idk where I went wrong. Hmmmmmm

Patricia Bennett
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1 year ago

Same old...same old....!,,

Toni Ferchak
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1 year ago

I coulda had a ..... !!

Alina
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1 year ago

Me too, buddy, me too

Elyce M. Benham
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1 year ago

Hum.....

Greg
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1 year ago

Did I leave the stove on?!

michelle neugebauer
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1 year ago

I think, therefore I am!

FireStone Beware
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1 year ago

hmph. Everyone gets to go play and I have to do homework.

Amy Pontious
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1 year ago

Absolutely Beautiful picture love gorillas!

Justine Bernardo
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1 year ago

mood for 2020

Lynn Burt
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1 year ago

E = MC...

Lelly Taffyn
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1 year ago

Now what WAS I thinking ???

Lucy Gray Baird🐦🐍
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1 year ago

That’s my facial expression rn 😂

Sue Clifford
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1 year ago

Great photo

Elaine Mattingly
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1 year ago

They scream, run, shoot at me, tell tall tails about it and wonder why I hide from them. Gets lonesome being missunderstood.

Allan Schramm
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1 year ago

A therapist 10 minutes into your session.

Amanda Ashton
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1 year ago

What did you say? say it slowly please

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 year ago

'I now know what Albert meant when he talked about the lonelyness of us intellectuals".

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

I am carrying all the weight on my shoulders the wife family........and so on!

Susann Campbell
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1 year ago

Well Mom yes or no?

Valerie Anne
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1 year ago

I'm bored

Frogladysharon
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1 year ago

that is why I came here

Frogladysharon
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1 year ago

He looks like how I feel right now!!!! Bored

Jaybird3939
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1 year ago

Bored, bored, bored bored bored!

陽子 内海
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1 year ago

「ふむ。で、言いたいことはそれだけかね?」

Sara MacFarland
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1 year ago

mmmmm...Nope.

Tina Mercado
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1 year ago

Banana and bamboo stocks, down again!

Chris Harriman
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1 year ago

Is it Monday already?

Penny Dove
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1 year ago

No, no, I wasn't ;picking my nose. Honest I wasn't.

Sheri O'Sullivan
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1 year ago

Damn, that tooth hurts.

Ruth Dyke
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1 year ago

I need to think about this.

Alison Welles
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1 year ago

Can an act ever be purely altruistic considering the present state of this crass, commercial society in which we live?

Marcia Cash
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1 year ago

I'm stealing this for my FB profile picture

Caroline Overill
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1 year ago

A minute ago my cell phone was right here

littlegreenpig
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1 year ago

Hmm...

Barbara Kaplan
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1 year ago

Uhmm

Karen Smith
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1 year ago

“Hmmmmm... original or extra crispy?”

Ralph Spooner
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1 year ago

AHHH, HECK, it's just MONDAY!!!

Mildred Thompson
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1 year ago

Its SO boring around here!

TheaterNerd
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1 year ago

luther hargreeves??? is that you??

Peggy Wilson
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1 year ago

And what’s in that funny thing you’re pointing at me?

Marlene Ricker
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1 year ago

Nobody knows the troubles I've seen...

Beryl Bashford
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1 year ago

Me today when NOWTV would not get my old telephone number onto my new package deal with them

Trudy Brodsky
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1 year ago

I hate COVID-19 quarantine!

Joe Langone
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1 year ago

Boy Hope I made a good Impression on her Father

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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1 year ago

It couldn't be because I didn't pay for her food. She probably thought I had bad breath.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 year ago

I'm bored !

Kareen Norgaard
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1 year ago

Where did I leave my underpants?

Jane Campbell
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1 year ago

He's been trying to home school his kids through Covid-19 and is at the end of his rope.

Debra Powers
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1 year ago

I'm bored..

Francie Traschen
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1 year ago

Cogito, ergo sum

Roger Brown
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1 year ago

What a day.

Kathy Greear
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1 year ago

oh.....2020 stinks

Donald Holder
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1 year ago

Is this a good pose?

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 year ago

Being the Head of the family has its moments too.

Hazel Allen
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1 year ago

gorgeous

Lisa Drake
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1 year ago

King to black knight. Check.

Jenny Sellmark
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1 year ago

Hmm, I'd say you remind me of someone - like bold uncle Bernhard meets Sylvia the blonde urangutan

Laila Hernandez
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1 year ago

hmm, are you sure you got that fruit tree?

Mia Cardenas
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1 year ago

Majestic creatures

Noddy
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1 year ago

Well umm... Is it worth it? Does really nothing really matters?

Freya Fluharty
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1 year ago

As my husband keeps saying, 'I'm bored.'

Jeff Paris
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1 year ago

""I think. Therefore I am."

Pernille Dyre
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1 year ago

I want that picture on the wall - enlarged......

Adele Maestranzi
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1 year ago

"That's really fascinating, do go on."

Nicky Colohan
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1 year ago

It's STILL 2020 ????

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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1 year ago

What, another documentary? Please, no more David Attenbury. He puts me to sleep every time!!

Livvy-Rose Richards
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1 year ago

Some ppl like David Attenborough!

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Sue Prewitt
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1 year ago

I think I need to go to the White House and talk to that Trump guy.

Najeh Omri
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1 year ago

you look like someone i know,aint you Carl Denham ??? -King Kong Jr.

BJ SULLY
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1 year ago

Oh look! Maxine Waters!!

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Jean Shultz
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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1 year 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 year ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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1 year ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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1 year ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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1 year ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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1 year 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 year ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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1 year ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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1 year ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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1 year ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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1 year ago

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

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NanZ
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1 year ago

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

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