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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photobomb level 999

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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Katy McMouse
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O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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Well at least you can't see his nuts

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

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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.

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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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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

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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2 months ago

its not a chimpanzee

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Those nipples 😂

SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Come over here, and say that to my face.

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Sue Melvin
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2 months ago

It took forever, but that kid is finally weaned.

Patricia Bennett
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2 months ago

But look at the results..I’m nay pretty anymore☹️

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Donna Leske
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2 months ago

Free the 'girls'! Let them out!!!

Francis
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2 months ago

maybe it wasn't a hot spring.. but a cold pond

postboredom
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2 months ago

A pun well done

Michelle C.
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2 months ago

Those nipples tho...

Paul Punzer
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2 months ago

WORSHIP MY NIPPLES!

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i haz claimed this hot spring for myself! all hail me!

Zoe's Mom
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2 months ago

Anyone else hearing the Rocky theme song?

Shushadei
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2 months ago

You are a child of god now! Hallelujah! (Said the priest after the baptism...)

Shalin Shah
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2 months ago

HOW DOES NO ONE SEE THAT EXTRA HAND ON HIS BELLY

Lisa Pownall
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2 months ago

Her belly! I see it. I'm having a chuckle at all these derps who've obviously never seen any mother animals (like a dog or cat) after feeding babies. Dangly nipples are a natural thing peeps, they're the consequence of breast feeding.

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ktdidit
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2 months ago

NAAAAAAAA CEPENYAAAAAAAA

KT
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2 months ago

The water is "THIS" cold on the nipple gage

Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

Oh GRANDMA not again! Get back in here and put your robe on!

hallowed demon
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1 month ago

No

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Laurie Ackerman
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2 months ago

"Are you not entertained?!"

Darwinist
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2 months ago

He has man nipples

Blue Dream
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2 months ago

I haven't seen anything like this xD

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Drew Swirczek
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1 month ago

HOW COULD YOU

Cydnie Reynolds
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2 months ago

Yeeeaaah, nothing is the same after kids, is it honey?

Sheri O'Sullivan
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2 months ago

Cue the "Rocky" music.

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

TADA, whoops my bikini top came off.

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

When you been breastfeeding too much

Stephanie Kay
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2 months ago

Me when i get out of the shower...

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

omfg are those monkey nipples? first time i saw them,

Courtney Taylor
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2 months ago

MoRtAl CoMbAt!!!!!!!!!

MERCI LANGSTON
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2 months ago

When you're the champion in a game of chicken.

James Hardin
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4 weeks ago

the nipples

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

Choose Meeeee!

creative panda
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1 month ago

Vive la résistance!

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

Freeeeedooooom!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Queen forever !!!

Bethany Schaefer
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2 months ago

Looks like someone's a lil embarrassed by what's being seen........

Laura Crawley
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2 months ago

No more Zoom football practice

Ruth N John Hart
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2 months ago

Rocky!!!

Cici Qiu
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2 months ago

Why is that belly blue tho

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Dinner is ready ♥️♥️

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
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2 months ago

I am the winner of the wet fur competition!

June Galloway
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2 months ago

conductor of macaque orchestra

smol bean
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2 months ago

Bruh those tiddies tho 😂

Kikka io
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2 months ago

look it's so cold that all my nipples came out !!!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Hallaluhah! Not sure about the spelling here - but you get the idea!

Naomi Cline
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2 months ago

hey you kids! GET OFF MY LAWN!

la Bates
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2 months ago

I am the nipple king

Lisa Lenox
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2 months ago

Damn your tits! I win!

Crystal Lurk
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2 months ago

"Free the Nips!!"

Ann McNeil
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2 months ago

I lost my bikini top ....

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
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2 months ago

Theme song to ROCKY playing...

Darth Vader
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2 months ago

Sweet Victoryy, Sweet Victoryyy

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

That cheap ring he gave me has turned my finger green!!!

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

I am clearly conducting 'Water music' - now let us begin!

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

VICTORY

Bunny Lady
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2 months ago

Burn your bras!

Susancnw
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2 months ago

Let it go, let it go!

Anne Broadhurst
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2 months ago

Are my nails clean?

Joan Finholt
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2 months ago

Yes! I made it thru another 2020 moment.

ArhomR
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2 months ago

Aqua fit.

rachel carter
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2 months ago

No longer with T.H.O

Craig Millar
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2 months ago

Yo Adrian I did it

Jessica Izzo
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2 months ago

My Kingdom for Solarcaine spray.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

Ok Simba See it's not so deep

Kika González
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2 months ago

Come and get it

Renard Bansale
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2 months ago

"I know the vacuum cleaner man; he's seen my tits..."

Susann Campbell
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2 months ago

Cherates of Fire theme song

Cactuar Jon
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2 months ago

*begins dramatic victory music*

CharliAnn Olney
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2 months ago

Rocky!

wellforfoxsake
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2 months ago

Breastfeeding moms be like...

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Who can stay in the thermal pool the longest?..THIS GUY, that's who!

Curry on...
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2 months ago

Oh mighty water spirit, I beseech you...

sixdeadelves
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2 months ago

BEHOLD!!!....my nipples

Tamera Gardner
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2 months ago

Water must be really cold......

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

Wanna piece of me?

Sandra Lipiec
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2 months ago

I am so beautiful

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

"C'mon Ladies!! The Water is Fine!!"

Lorena Magee
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2 months ago

Cold water nipple challenge

Ben Steinberg
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2 months ago

"By the power of grayskull!"

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

All together now, sing.

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Practicing for when I lead the orchestra.

Anna Repp
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2 months ago

I am invincible!

Sharon Vaughn
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2 months ago

FREEDOM!!

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Ooo, that water is cold!

JJM
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2 months ago

Rock- ette!

Rikke Hackner
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2 months ago

Cold water - nipple stand

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

They were right! Coldwater does make nipples perky.

Paula Tenney
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2 months ago

Shawshank Redemption

Marjorie Anderson Iniguez
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2 months ago

Aren't they magnificent????

Kimerli Oliver
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2 months ago

Ma’am, we’ve been getting complaints.

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

AT last free from all young mothering

J.Norton
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2 months ago

Are you not ENTERTAINED??

Noddy
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2 months ago

Yesssss everyone zoomed on them.. relax its not just you

HempFairy
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2 months ago

Meringue Kisses nipples.

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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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