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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1 year ago

photobomb level 999

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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1 year ago

"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Katy McMouse
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1 year ago

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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SoozeeQ
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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

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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.

Fernleaf6505
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

Eraldo Ferreira
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1 year ago

oh hi mark

Alex Dierkes
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1 year ago

Best comment yet. #theroom

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S
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1 year ago

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

Toujin C'Thlu
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1 year ago

Almost looks like a human in a realistic bear suit

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

Hey man, can I hitch a ride?

BusLady
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1 year ago

Now this one could hide behind a tree.

glowworm2
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1 year ago

"Oh, hi, humans!"

Amanda Hutchinson
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1 year ago

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

Eva Bryson
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1 year ago

"Hey, Jake....over here"

CORLEONE
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1 year ago

Say hi to the camera. Hiiiiii

Sue Coles
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1 year ago

Who stole my bloody towel!!!

d bradley
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1 year ago

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

Mark Cleary
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3 months ago

Lol, I believe Yogi pronounces it pic i nic, 👍 ,

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PjandBolt
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1 year ago

Welcome to chili's

Nick Buller
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1 year 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!

Teresa Wong
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1 year ago

Hi come on in the waters great

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

“Hey Bill, hows it going?”

Maple Chan
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1 year ago

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

Carol Majorsky
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1 year ago

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

Barbara Kaplan
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1 year ago

Yo, s’up?

Angela Ismond
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1 year ago

Bro! You totally fish blocked me

Carolyn Legg
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1 year ago

Give a guy some privacy.

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

Hi how are ya going?

Cactuar Jon
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1 year ago

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

John Bradley
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1 year ago

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

Gloria J Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Hi.

Kim Lorton
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1 year ago

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

Lu Murray
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1 year ago

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

Peggy Wilson
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1 year ago

Privacy please!

Trudy Brodsky
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1 year ago

Damn! Second pair of underwear this morning!

Carol Stephen
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1 year ago

Umm, can I hitch a ride?

Cecile Desjardins
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1 year ago

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

Jane Campbell
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1 year ago

Come on in. The water's fine.

Caroline Devlin
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1 year ago

Hi there stranger

Justin MacArthur
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Sabrina Fisher
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

High Five!

Claudia
Community Member
1 year ago

Hiya!

SG108
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1 week ago

Hey Joe! About time you showed up!

Bruce Tripp
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2 months ago

Hey there, picnicking !?!6

rily bereminkamp
Community Member
2 months ago

howdy

Carole Gleed
Community Member
3 months ago

Hi come in the waters lovely.

Aura the rain/seawing hybrid
Community Member
3 months ago

"haaaaaaay cutie!"

Dawn King
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3 months ago

Hi, how ya doin

Lisa Black-Smyth
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3 months ago

NO, Ive got this!

R Carson
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3 months ago

Hi big boy.

sharron lynn parsons
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3 months ago

Say hello, then go the other way !!!

matilda
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3 months ago

Leave me alone man, I'm taking a bath!!!

Leslie Ayers
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3 months ago

Stop gawking already and throw me that towel! Now!!!

Leslie Ayers
Community Member
3 months ago

Stop gawking and hrow me a towel, will you?

nala simba
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3 months ago

Hey! Hi!

Renee Smith
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4 months ago

Only YOU can prevent forest fires!

Naruto Fan
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4 months ago

oy

Unnamed Hooman
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4 months ago

He looks like he’s saying “***** come closer I dare you boi”

James Hardin
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1 year ago

wassup

Geri Taran
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1 year ago

ALOHA, got any fish

creative panda
Community Member
1 year 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 year ago

I’m not guilty; who’s guilty????

Philly Bob Squires
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1 year ago

Ohai!

Jo Ehly
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1 year ago

Oh hey!!

Abri Correa
Community Member
1 year ago

Hi- there?

Liz Sahlin
Community Member
1 year 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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1 year ago

Wait for me, love this shot !!!

Diana Dodd
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1 year ago

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

Carmen Anderson
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1 year ago

Hello can you help me fish ♥️♥️♥️♥️

June Galloway
Community Member
1 year ago

hey Bob, Harry over here!

ggirl225888
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1 year ago

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

Brittney Swift
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1 year ago

"Hey, welcome to my crib"

Eagle Girl
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1 year ago

(( Hi! ))

Bevie
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1 year ago

No crossing here unless you’re a fish!

Mildred Thompson
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1 year ago

Be careful - you can slip down in here.

Elizabeth McCartney
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1 year ago

Oh Hello I didn't see you there.

Kip Vidrine
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1 year ago

Darryl's cousin

Rebecca Frankel
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1 year ago

Taxi!

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 year 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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1 year ago

I can stand on my own two feet!

Anne McGill
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1 year ago

"Hi"

Tammy Mastrella
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1 year ago

Who stole my clothes off the beach?

Reveluv_kpop
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1 year ago

how you doin'?

Brie
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello, Zuko here.

Boopie Dew
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1 year ago

Hi, wanna swim?

Lily Mae Kitty
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1 year ago

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

Toni Ferchak
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1 year ago

HI !!

Jane Doe
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1 year ago

Bathing its a Bear Necessity

あ-- 𝕽𝖔𝖈𝖈𝖔 is Ꮆ 卂 匚 卄 卂--あ
1 year ago

ehi! wait a minute pls!

Elyce M. Benham
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1 year ago

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

Lelly Taffyn
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1 year ago

Hi

IlovemydogShilo
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1 year ago (edited)

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

Amy Pontious
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1 year ago

Awesome picture love it!

Lynn Burt
Community Member
1 year ago

Dr. Livingstone I presume?

FireStone Beware
Community Member
1 year ago

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

T.Milly
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1 year ago

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

Leisa K
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1 year ago

Hey y'all!

Manel Dias
Community Member
1 year ago

Without our presence there is no beauty here...

Mary Patterson
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, hai!!!

Edie Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

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

ArhomR
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1 year ago

That there’s a bear what walks like a man

Elvina Barclay
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1 year ago

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

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 year ago

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

Valerie Anne
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1 year ago

Yo! What's up?

Leslie Burleson
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1 year ago

Bro, can you toss me that frisbee

Amy Deitsch
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1 year ago

LMAO

ROBERT NELSON
Community Member
1 year ago

hello humon

Tracy Novotny Kokonas
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Susan Miller
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1 year ago

Talk to the HAND!

Bruh.
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh hey!

Bobbilee
Community Member
1 year ago

"Cause this is thriller, thriller night"

Chris Harriman
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1 year ago

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

Penny Dove
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1 year ago

Hay Boo Boo, Yogi is looking for you.

Gillian Black
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1 year ago

hi ya just passing hows the fishing going

Patty Hyde
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1 year ago

Come back and see us real soon ok

Cynthia Marrs
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1 year ago

Hi there!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey Dude!

Joe Langone
Community Member
1 year ago

HOW

JJM
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1 year ago

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

Yann Vincent
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 year ago

Come in, the waters fine.

Donald Holder
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1 year ago

Oh hi! You fishing here too?

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 year ago

Greetings aliens

Pepper Pots
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1 year ago

Hi im flamy the bear

J.Norton
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1 year ago

Hey, uhhhhh, can I borrow some honey?

Stefan Jankovski
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1 year ago

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

Richard Samul
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Paula Tenney
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1 year ago

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

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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1 year ago

Hewo hooman

Makayla Rhodes
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1 year ago

Hello to you to bear

Jessica Nametz
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1 year ago

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

Linda HS
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1 year ago

Hello

MN “MN Female” Female
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1 year ago

Oh...umm....HI!

Darwinist
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1 year ago

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

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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