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!

Igor Fridrihs
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2 months ago

The photo is nice and it looks like a comedy:) As a matter of fact, polar bears hide their (black) noses while hunting for seals to come out of the ice-hole as a black nose can be easily recognizable

Jackie Wacky
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2 months ago

That’s interesting - and they look cute while they’re doing it!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you remember the things you did last night drunk...

Patricia Bennett
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2 months ago

Love love this he’s thinking never again man!!

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Sarah O'Dwyer
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2 months ago

"I did warn you not to eat the yellow snow Karl!"

CORLEONE
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2 months ago

Noooo, I forgot to pay the credit card.

ML
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2 months ago

one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand. I'm coming!!

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

*facepalm*

Torchicachu
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2 months ago

ugg johnny ran off again when i wasn't looking

Najeh Omri
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2 months ago

Oh man ,i forgot her birthday present ,again :p

Eva Bryson
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2 months ago

Brain freeze!

Philip Malchek
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2 months ago

Pawfect reaction when can't even

HigherthantheSky
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2 months ago

"Why can't these humans understand that they are killing us slowly?"

Marjan Moris
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2 months ago

Why can't I remember I do not have opposable thumbs?! That was my third phone this year...

BusLady
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2 months ago

Will winter never end?

Freya Fluharty
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2 months ago

98, 99, 100! I'm coming, ready or not!!

Claudia
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2 months ago

Doh

Rose Demetre
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2 months ago

*Sigh* oh boy

Darwinist
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2 months ago

*facepalm* i stranded myself on a iceberg again.

Craig Mullins
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2 months ago

Jesus, I promise, if you make this go away, I'll never drink again. Amen.

Francie Traschen
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2 months ago

this is just sad. a statement on climate change.

Wen
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2 months ago

This one looks sad. He's clinging to a piece of ice.

Sarah Downer
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2 months ago

My only habitat is melting because humans suck.

AJu
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2 months ago

Humans failed to agree on climate action AGAIN...*facepalm*

Zero Fox Given
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2 months ago

Literally me on the weekend 😂

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand . . ."

Paizleypie
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2 months ago

Jean Luc Picard Bear

Victoria Bayangat
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2 months ago

The melting of the ice

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

Humans *facepalm*

Sarah 901
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2 months ago

Smh

d bradley
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2 months ago

omg! i forgot the tartar sauce!

Sarjana Lastname
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1 month ago

Iconic. Sadness concentrated to this. Real feeling, not funny.

Peggy Staiano
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1 month ago

Why Doesn't He Believe In Global Warming?!

Meyer Weinstock
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2 months ago

...Oh, the humanity...

Junior Cucumber
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2 months ago

He is just getting too bored with lockdown.

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Oh no here comes my ex

Parmeisan
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2 months ago

My new go-to image for climate deniers.

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

I can't bare this

June Galloway
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2 months ago

Major brain freeze!

MarkandVicki Aked
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2 months ago

Oh, what a day, 30 attempts and nothin' but bloody ice!!

Jill Cooper
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2 months ago

Oppss....It's Hey, Macarena....NOT Hey, Margarita...Aaay!

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

I can't believe the kid said that!

Paula Bracken
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2 months ago

98,99,100...coming, ready or not!

Lisa Lenox
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2 months ago

I’m so embarrassed.

Alia Cruz
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2 months ago

:( debido al derretimiento se les hace mas difícil cazr y se terminan ahogando por la delgada capa de hielo...es triste ver esta imagen

Annette Rainbow
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2 months ago

8..9..10.. coming ready or not..

Azure Adams
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2 months ago

My home....

Mimi M
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2 months ago

There's actually science for this - they cover their nose because it stands out against the snow and they want to be camouflaged to catch prey.

Lily Mae Kitty
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2 months ago

she's crying b/c what's she's on used to be a glacier...

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

O how are my home is melting away ! :(

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

There was a bigger berg right here yesterday ....

Lisa Shahan
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2 months ago

Dang it! I fell for it again when that seal said "Marco!"

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

Okay. I promise not to look until you tell me to.

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

OH NO!!

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Darren! You scared away the seals again! They just wanna be friends!

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Cute picture!

TuxCat13
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2 months ago

Facepaw

Bunny Lady
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2 months ago

Eight..... Nine..... Ten...... Comimg ready or not!

Sue Clifford
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2 months ago

I hate climate change.

Manel Dias
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2 months ago

I feel a little dizzy...

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago (edited)

All I can do now is pray.

Allan Schramm
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2 months ago

Why, oh why, did the poor guy win the paternity test."

Edie Hart
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2 months ago

Dear Lord, thank you for this seal we are about to eat.

Bern Webb
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2 months ago (edited)

"Holy cow... one more time, Global warming is real!"

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

Opps did it again.

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Damn I missed again!

Anita Shafran
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2 months ago

Don’t look!

Frogladysharon
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2 months ago

oh no not again!!!

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

Oh no, not again. Why can't I find it?

Sara MacFarland
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2 months ago

she is crying because she knows that another species has brought about the melting of the ice flow and this could be the last time they can play ❤

Kelly McDowell
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2 months ago

This one should be the poster for how we are treating our planet

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Goble warming is making me late for supper.

Silly String
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2 months ago

He's hiding his black nose while waiting by a seal breathing hole. The seals can spot the contrast if he doesnt.

Ruth Dyke
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2 months ago

Now what?

Fran Sturgess
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2 months ago

Dang...i forgot...

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

why oh why do we have kids

Erica Kendrick
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2 months ago

"2020! Am I right?"

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

"OMG- I lost a contact!"

Sam Cook
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2 months ago

They must be polar opposites.

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

Oh no! the sea ice is almost gone.

Nick Buller
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2 months ago

Why is that human taking a picture of me?

Peggy Wilson
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2 months ago

Where oh where is my ice flow going?

Heather Dennis
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2 months ago

Global warming will be the death of me

Elizabeth Wilkins
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2 months ago

I feel ya

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Brain Freeze!

Paul McElcheran
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2 months ago

Man! I have such an ice cream headache!

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

Please Please tell me this is just a bad Dream

JJM
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2 months ago

Oh Lord! the ice is really melting..................

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Oh no !!

Jane Campbell
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2 months ago

I'm so tired. Where will I find enough food for the kids.

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Damn, I lost my sunglasses again. That glare is killing me!

Cory Kent
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2 months ago

This needs to be made into a meme!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

oh NOOOO missed the ball again..

Windkissed
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2 months ago

One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand....

Donny Gerdes
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2 months ago

I can’t believe you parked there....

Toea Muresan Iulia
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2 months ago

no... it s still melting...

Opal4eva
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2 months ago

Why

Peter Derby
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2 months ago

Hell, do i look that old?

Milord Cutter
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2 months ago

98...99...100! Ready or not, here I come!

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

no, dont get that! its not a fishhhh, slaps face, and says whyyyy

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

if my dad was the bear: you lost the fish...ESTUPIDA QUE NECESITABAMOS ESE PESCADO!

Kelly Kelli
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2 months ago

Damn I forgot to thaw out the fish for dinner tonight. My wife is going to kill me

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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

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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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