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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5 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

photobomb level 999

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glowworm2
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5 months 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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5 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

What a rebel!

Tammy Ralph
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5 months ago

Theresa Shuller That's the point of the comment section.

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

not fishing. Just kingfish-ing

Panda Kicki
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5 months ago

Thug life!

Romenriel
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5 months ago

It's king fisher. King can fish wherever he wants.

Go Hawks
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5 months ago

It's his sign. Only the King can fish here

Sarah 901
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5 months ago

Jailbirds gotta new meaning peeps

Alison Welles
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5 months ago

scofflaw

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Ms.M.
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5 months ago

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Darwinist
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5 months ago

It's didn't say you couldn't kingfish.

BusLady
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5 months ago

Not his fault. He never learned to read Human.

Sabrina Fisher
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5 months ago

He's a rebel without a cause, but with a cause

rabbitsrabbit
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5 months ago

Tht it was 'fisting' at first glance

Drew Swirczek
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4 months ago

uuuhhh we have a criminal here need some back up over

Eulalie Grace
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5 months ago

Doesn't say anything about king-fishing.

Phunny Philosopher
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5 months ago

That bird has more irony than Alanis Morsette.

TabledTurnsxddd
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4 months ago

Stop! you are breking the law!

Amazon QT
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5 months ago

No fishIng means no fishing, Karen!!!

4736521
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5 months ago

imma bad boiii

Alvaro Fuentes
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5 months ago

And no $hits we're giving that day

El Dee
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5 months ago

No 'Fisting'?? Lol!

Laila Hernandez
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5 months ago

ooh, a rule breaker, have u been a bad bird?

Makayla Rhodes
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5 months ago

Put that bird in jail!

Andrea Peng
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5 months ago

Outlaws...

Dorothy Cloud
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5 months ago

I like this one.

Pandola
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5 months ago

what a bright turquoise colour, beautiful

Donna Reynolds
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5 months ago

Take that.

James Hardin
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4 months ago

i regret nothing dammit

Geri Taran
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4 months ago

Says who?

Dons Hainsworth
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4 months ago

Beautiful birds!!

TabledTurnsxddd
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4 months ago

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WILLIAM FAULK
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4 months ago

caught blue handed!

Keigan Fortriede
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4 months ago

can he read!?

Elaine Waxman
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4 months ago

Current mood

Junior Cucumber
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5 months ago

Badass Birdie!

Liz Sahlin
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5 months ago

I’ve seen this one before and I still love it!!!

sharron lynn parsons
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5 months ago

Beautiful shot !!!

Fran Stateler
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5 months ago

Scofflaw

salma soufi
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5 months ago

Me no can read English !!.

Judy Bywaters
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5 months ago

Ok caught..

Carmen Anderson
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5 months ago

😂♥️👍

June Galloway
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5 months ago

silly, birds can't read lol

Eagle Girl
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5 months ago

"Fish? (Slurp) What fish?"

Grayshine
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5 months ago

Rebellion

Mildred Thompson
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5 months ago

I hafta!

Leslie Cully
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5 months ago

Classic!

MarkandVicki Aked
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5 months ago

Who did you think put this sign up, I'm "Kingfisher" around these waters mate!

BlackRabbit
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5 months ago

r/Madlad

Kathryn Tosney
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5 months ago

comedywildlifephoto Report 855points POST Eva the Egg 4 days ago What a rebel!

Mildred Thompson
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5 months ago

a BIT TOO LATE!

Leslie Leonard
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5 months ago

A "F U" to whomever posted the sign

Dorothy Schmidt
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5 months ago

Ha! Don't they know I can't read that No Fishing Sign!

Toni Ferchak
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5 months ago

Says who ?

Maureen Peters
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5 months ago

Funny. It's a beautiful picture!

MPaula Whelan
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5 months ago

What? Birds can't read.

FireStone Beware
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5 months ago

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta

Veronica Vatter
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5 months ago

I do what I WANT! *Snaps fingers*

Amy Pontious
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5 months ago

Beautiful bird!

Judie Godkin
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5 months ago

Oops

Michele Noullet
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5 months ago

Forgot to read the sign

Rachel Arteiro
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5 months ago

Breaking the law, like a boss!

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Uh OH!

Allan Schramm
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5 months ago

"Warden...I swear I never saw that sign."

Elizabeth Gardner
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5 months ago

Oh well birds cannot read so what is the problem?

Leslie Burleson
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5 months ago

Kingfisher don't care , it just does what it wants

Esther Harrison
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5 months ago

I guess the bird couldn't read?

Arenite
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5 months ago

Sticking it to the Men!

Mya Lugar
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5 months ago

Teenagers!

Gloria J Williams
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5 months ago

Hey, they don't call me a king fisher for nothing.

Susan Miller
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5 months ago

KINGfishers don't have to pay attention to signs...

Robin Huff
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5 months ago

Nah! He can’t help it. He can’t read!!

Penny Dove
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5 months ago

Just a Bird doing a little civil disobedience.

Sandra Lipiec
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5 months ago

This isn’t for me

Caroline Overill
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5 months ago

It doesn't apply to us Gladys...OK?

Pamela Scott
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5 months ago

I don't think you can tell a Kingfisher No fishing. Clearly doesn't work. He is the Kingfisher so he is born with the right to fish and he isn't going to see it any other way!

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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5 months ago

😊😊

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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5 months ago

The meaning of irony....

Lu Murray
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5 months ago

well,well ..he well bold

Carolyn Legg
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5 months ago

O Yeah??

Mildred Thompson
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5 months ago

But I've got it already - can't throw it back!

CARMEN FLORES
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5 months ago

Ooops, better eat quickly!

Rikke Hackner
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5 months ago

Unless you are a Kingfisher

Gianni Sermon
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5 months ago

Bastian contrario!

Sarah Melville
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5 months ago

Should have gone to Specsavers!

Jane Campbell
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5 months ago

It's a free country. I'll fish where I want.

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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5 months ago

Beautiful, just beautiful xxx

ptm45
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5 months ago

Bird: "Sez who?"

Cybele Spanjaard
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5 months ago

That means you not me...

OTTER
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5 months ago

Oh THIS little thing? I found it in the dirt.

Sarah Barra
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5 months ago

Super funny...that bird is called a Kingfisher

Mumof1
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5 months ago

Oh yeah?

Toujin C'Thlu
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5 months ago

Kingfisher: "Fight the power!"

Kristen Daniel
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5 months ago

Need to slow down, thought that said "no fisting"

Caroline Melzer
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5 months ago

Like a boss!

Susanne Sherring
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5 months ago

Sign? What sign? I don't see a sign.

Sue Knerl
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5 months ago

Bite me!

PjandBolt
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5 months ago

At just a glance it looked like the sign said "no fist fighting"

Zoe's Mom
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5 months ago

This needs to be a poster hung where this is no fishing.

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Eva the Egg
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5 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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5 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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5 months ago

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

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Katy McMouse
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5 months ago

And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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5 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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5 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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5 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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5 months ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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5 months ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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5 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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SoozeeQ
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5 months ago

Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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postboredom
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5 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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5 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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5 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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5 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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5 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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5 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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5 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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5 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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5 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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5 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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5 months ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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5 months ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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5 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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5 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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5 months ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

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postboredom
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5 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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5 months ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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5 months ago

I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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SoozeeQ
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5 months ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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