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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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.

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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!"

Everybody Say Love!
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2 months ago

Silly Tony!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Stunning, I absolutely love tigers.

Jerri Murray
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2 months ago

How do I explain to the guys that the gazelle got away

Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

Did I turn the oven off? Yes I did. No wait, did I really turn it off?

Fieke Engelen
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2 months ago

That's me, all the time

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Antonia
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2 months ago

facefalm haha

SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Exactly! Sir Patrick Stewart level.

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Sue Knerl
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2 months ago

Just stop right there, let me get this straight.

Sabrina Fisher
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2 months ago

me every time I see someone wearing a mask under their nose!

postboredom
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2 months ago

he got the wrong selfie angle

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Sweetie, mommy's trying to take a nap. Just give me five more minutes.

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

What was I thinking?

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

I see better with my left eye. Or is that my right??? I get them confused.

Drew Swirczek
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2 months ago

when you fail a math test and get a F

BusLady
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2 months ago

Sleeping with one eye open?

smol bean
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2 months ago

Literally me when my mum tried taking the 1737373747595959959th photo of me on my first day of hughschool

Bunny Lady
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2 months ago

I'm never drinking again!

Chris
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2 months ago

Can 2020 get any worse...

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

So many things to worry about!

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

this may take a loooooong time

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

Oy Vey! When will you learn to listen?

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

That baby elephant is a clutz!! Does my head in lol

Abri Correa
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2 months ago

no, son, you were supossed to catch it

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 months ago

When you think about the human race.... #facepaw

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Excellent shot, priceless !!!

Diana Dodd
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2 months ago

What the hell was in that drink?

Bethany Schaefer
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2 months ago

Oh, what now? What do you want?

Carole Hamilton
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2 months ago

those cubs will be the death of me!

Laura Crawley
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2 months ago

Just had his first Zoom class

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

peakaboo

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

This side is better ♥️♥️♥️

Kikka io
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2 months ago

no come on, don't tell me they want to re-elect Trump !!!

Bevie
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2 months ago

Why can’t she bring home something different for dinner once in a while?

AwkwardPanda
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2 months ago

smh u gotta be kitten me--

Morgan Shawyer
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2 months ago

"If I stay very still, maybe they won't notice that I'm staring."

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

My kid said that!

Anne McGill
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2 months ago

"Teenagers, why do we have so many?"

Markus Weiler
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2 months ago

her again, omg

Hailie Power
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2 months ago

hold on i got it oh wait never mind

Annette Rainbow
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2 months ago

really..I thought you went missing after you took a photo of the 2 lions.

Azure Adams
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2 months ago

Wait don't tell me

Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

I remember 3 tequila's and a vodka and then... nothing

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Which shrub did I leave my treasure by again? I've got to learn to mark it.

Ami Temi
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2 months ago

Such a beautiful photo! That look, the fur, such a majestic living being... How can anyone be cruel to animals, take them captive or poach?

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

That zoom conference with Mogli was a total bust ...

Daniela Schöbinger
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2 months ago

"I'm surrounded by idiots"

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

I know that the kids need to learn from their mistakes, but watching it sometimes gives me headaches!!

Maureen Peters
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2 months ago

I have a headache, please leave me alone!

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Now you see me! Now you don't !

michelle neugebauer
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2 months ago

Peek a boo. I see you!

Norma Murchie
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2 months ago

love this

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Awesome

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago (edited)

AH! ONLY ONE EYE IS DONE!! LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY!!

Anne Broadhurst
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2 months ago

Did I or didn't I?

Edie Hart
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2 months ago

Kids! Oh, I have such a headache!

Bern Webb
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2 months ago

"Really?"

Carol Yates
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2 months ago

Humans...they do my head in!

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Duh Now I have a headache.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

Peek-a-Boo

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

Oh no what did I do last time who was he

Susann Campbell
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2 months ago

I mean like how much closer can you get without me eating you and your camera?

CharliAnn Olney
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2 months ago

Are you F kidding me?!?

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Is it 5:00 yet?

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

"Is today Friday?"

Curry on...
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2 months ago

I just don't know what I'm gonna do with that cub of mine.

Tamera Gardner
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2 months ago

“I can’t even wich you!”

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Just take those kids away, a couple of hours peace that's all I ask

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Here we go again.

Nick Buller
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2 months ago

Having a embarrassing moment come back to him. oh hi camera man!

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

What, this old thing?

Marcia J. Downing
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2 months ago

Not tonight dear, i have a headache!

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

“Oy! Forgot to turn the oven off”

JJM
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2 months ago

I've got such a headache.

Cecile Desjardins
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2 months ago

Ooooo my head !

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Oh, not this picture again! I've done this how many times now?

Bita
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2 months ago

😍Magnificent ❤

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

They never learn do they?

Stefan Jankovski
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2 months ago

Woke up this morning. Perhaps I should go hunting Mowgli.

TheDragonPSA
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2 months ago

Aaaaaarrr I'm a piiiiraaaate

ViKi
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2 months ago

You did what??!! #facepalm

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

Oh no not again

Analyn Lahr
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2 months ago

So cute!

Cathrine Aasen
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2 months ago

When u wake up and realize what u did after five tequila shots.

Carol Tocci
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2 months ago

You did what?

AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago

choosing that for my profile zoom picture

Joud
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2 months ago

Vogue

Sue Melvin
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2 months ago

Way too much tequila last night.

Gerald Schaefer
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2 months ago

I forgpt to I forgot to take the bins out...

Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

No pictures!

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

No! It's my greatest enemy! The Woman-Eating Chicken!

ML
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2 months ago

That is a facepalm

Virginia Stackhouse
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2 months ago

Don't get my bad side

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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

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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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