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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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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"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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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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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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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

Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

When you're running on 30 minutes of sleep and a gallon of espresso.

Pensive
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2 months ago (edited)

Corona-cut 2020 style.

Feral Heart
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2 months ago

"This was the last time she did my hair, damn you Julia!"

Sheri O'Sullivan
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2 months ago

"I'm never going back to that hair stylist!"

Sarah O'Dwyer
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2 months ago

Thinking 'I'm never drinking with Tim again' "Same time tomorrow night lad?" "See you then" *mumbles* Bastard

Darwinist
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2 months ago

Hedgehog-bird

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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2 months ago

Bad hair day or what?

Sue Melvin
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2 months ago

Instrumental music teacher at the end of a Zoom lesson.

Denise Schulz
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2 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

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Karen Dolman
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2 months ago

Last catwalk I do, haute couture is dog sh*t

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"I saw it in the window and I couldn't resist!"

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

WOW! REALLY got your feathers ruffled today!

Anna Salerno
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2 months ago

Are we finished with COVID 19 yet?

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Maybe a little too much gel.

Yolanda Mcnally
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2 months ago

Tiptoe tiptoe boy the waters cold today Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

Poor bird looks a bit wind blown lol

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

What? Me tense? What gave you that idea???

Stormy Ashes
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2 months ago

When you fall into the water, have kids, try and go fishing, but still have to go to work...

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Excellent shot !!!

RP
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2 months ago

bad feather day

Laura Crawley
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2 months ago

He just taught his first zoom class....

Cici Qiu
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2 months ago

This bird is rocking the wet hair look better than any model.

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

I hooked something. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

Bad hair ( feathers) day...won't use that conditioner again!

Kikka io
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2 months ago

don't talk to me about it, I had just been to the hairdresser.

Bevie
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2 months ago

Go to the new hairdresser they said.....

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

Phyllis Diller reincarnated....

Joe Saxon
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2 months ago

Billy Idol? Who is Billy Idol?

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Anybody got an extra comb?

Paula Bracken
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2 months ago

Another bad hair day!

Reveluv_kpop
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2 months ago

💅

Jennifer Brown
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2 months ago

2020 just won't freakin end!!

Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

I have a bad hairday, you have a bad DAY-day

Gina Babe
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2 months ago

It's been a day

Lynda Morrison
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2 months ago

120 days into quarantine!!

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

WWHHAATT.... this is the new style

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Fashion Week in the estuary

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
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2 months ago

Next up from designer Kansai Yamamoto is this stunning frock with dynamic collar...

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

Which way’s up?

Maureen Peters
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2 months ago

Warrior queen?

Brandy Grote
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2 months ago

2020....

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Oh I am wet and cold !

MPaula Whelan
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2 months ago

Did I look like I was ready to go swimming?

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

❤❤

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Worst decisions of my life? A wife and kids

TuxCat13
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2 months ago

Ah geez, I hate self-portraits

Susancnw
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2 months ago

Day 103 of home learning.

ArhomR
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2 months ago

Phyllis Diller

Shelli Aderman
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2 months ago

Walk this way...

Mike Rodrick
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2 months ago

Chewbaca after years of drug use.

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

Well they said it was a live wire.

Susann Campbell
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2 months ago

Boy Dad is going to freak out when he sees my new style.

Nicola Barrett
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2 months ago

Lol.. # Paige Box comment

CharliAnn Olney
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2 months ago

Now that's just a really bad hair day!

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

Come closer, I won't hurt you.

Tracy Novotny Kokonas
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2 months ago

I hate when my foot touches seaweed to buddy.

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

GAH!! I stepped in something ICKY!!!

Curry on...
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2 months ago

I told my hairdresser to give me a blow out. Like it?

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

This is the last time I use that brand of hair gel.

Vicky Berke
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2 months ago

Have the salons reopened? When do they reopen? Please, can anyone tell me?? Please!

Lucy Howard
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2 months ago

His shampoo isn’t too good!

Jean Thompson
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2 months ago

bad feather day.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

We've all heard of Bad HAIR Days... But Bad FEATHER Days??

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

That dumbass hairdresser, I knew I should have stuck with the same guy

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

Bad hair day.

Pamela Scott
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2 months ago

What do you mean, am I having a bad hair day does it look like I'm have a bad hair day.

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Messy hair, don’t care.

Barbara Kaplan
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2 months ago

When are the hair salons gonna be allowed to reopen?

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

The morning after

Lu Murray
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2 months ago

Don't be hating, you know i'm beautiful

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Don't get your feathers in a bunch.

Jean Collier
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2 months ago

Bad hair day?

Sonja De Villiers-vander Harst
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2 months ago

Miss my Tresomé!

Marlene Ricker
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2 months ago

I can't do a thing with my hair today!

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

I’m trying for a Mohawk, but it is just not working!

Judie Mindrum
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2 months ago

Bad hair day

JJM
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2 months ago

I really need a shave.

Rikke Hackner
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2 months ago

Note to self, next time do not try eat electric eels.

Carol Stephen
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2 months ago

Geez, I hate these COVID feathers!

Heather Hayllar
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2 months ago

Bad Hair Day 101!!

Ginny Swart
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2 months ago

Bad hair day

Tugg Ster
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2 months ago

That was some party last night...

Debra Powers
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2 months ago

You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out..

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Wait, I heard something outside!

Caroline Farquhar
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2 months ago

The walk of shame

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Life is wild in the...well, it is.

Mumof1
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2 months ago

Well, that's the last time I go to THAT barbers

Colette Vick
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2 months ago

Don't trip me again!

Jan Johnson
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2 months ago

What are you laughing at???

Connie Muse
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2 months ago

Bad hair day?

Cathrine Aasen
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2 months ago

Shockingly cold today.

BusLady
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2 months ago

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Josie
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2 months ago

My hair when i first wake up

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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2 months ago

Damn hairdresser!

Ms.GB
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2 months ago

Rough night

Kathy Lord Tate
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2 months ago

I knew I should have brought the umbrella!

Paizleypie
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2 months ago

Phyllis Diller bird

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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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42 Of The Funniest Entries From The 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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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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