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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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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5 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

What a rebel!

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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!

Pandola
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5 months ago

this picture is so beautiful and heartwarming...lovely elephants

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

Love, love, love this photo. Beautiful and the faces on mumma and calf are just so joyous.

Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

clearing the pesky water hyacinths :)

SoozeeQ
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5 months ago

They are gorgeous flowers. I wondered what they were, thanks. (The elephants are gorgeous too!)

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Gerrit
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5 months ago

"Mommy, I got you some flowers!"

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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5 months ago

This photograph is gorgeous- it radiates such joy!

Bob Belcher
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5 months ago

That's just a pretty picture.

Letmar Elliel
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5 months ago

aaawwwwweeeee this is the sweetest photo i've seen in a WHILE!!! thanks for sharing!!!

Robin Fitzwater
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5 months ago

CUTENESS OVERLOAD

Elaine Dodge
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5 months ago

wonder what the joke was and which one of them made it!

Raine Soo
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5 months ago

I love elephants! They're cute and so joyful.

Torchicachu
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5 months ago

this one is really cute!

OTTER
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5 months ago

The garden of Ede-phant!!!

Vicky Zar
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5 months ago

It's so much like a story I read to my children where a baby Elefant rolls in the mud and tells Momy now he is brown, then rolls in sand and now he is yellow, then rolls in leaves an is green

Laila Hernandez
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5 months ago

jus following my mommy :) so adorable

Linda HS
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5 months ago

Their smiles...

Donna Reynolds
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5 months ago

It was a very good day.

Sabrina Fisher
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5 months ago

"mama, I picked you some flowers!"

Ilídio Pinto
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5 months ago

Dad to son: Where the hell did we come from?

Ronel du Plessis
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5 months ago

Now THAT was fun!!!!!

JustCallMeKat
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5 months ago

I love their smiles 😁

Ellie
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5 months ago

Looking for Dr Whoovie...

Drew Swirczek
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4 months ago

super cute

David Torgerson
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5 months ago

Looks like mama enjoyed a recent mud-pack.

Esther Harrison
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5 months ago

Ecstasy that is found in nature.

Ruth Dyke
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5 months ago

This is joyful & heartwarming. Great picture!

Sam Jahn
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5 months ago

Beautiful

Cody Eriksen
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5 months ago

*Elephant Walk intensifies*

PapillonOne
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5 months ago

Heaven, I'm in heaven....

Maple Chan
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5 months ago

CUTE!

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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5 months ago

Lovely pic

Pippa Runs
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5 months ago

That’s so beautiful!

Sono Arima
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5 months ago

"tip toe through the tulips, through the tulips, with me"

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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5 months ago

Nature at it's best xxx

Pepper Pots
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5 months ago

What a beautiful pic

Go Hawks
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5 months ago

I want that picture! Get off the wall, old hang in there cat 😂

Rachael Burbine
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5 months ago

I just noticed the baby!

Mia Cardenas
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5 months ago

My favorite. I just adore these beautiful giants!

Gayle Hogg
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1 month ago

The father elephant explained to Horton Jr that it was somewhere in this area, that faintest of sounds!

Harvey May
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2 months ago

Hay Mom an't this nice

Geri Taran
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4 months ago

...and this, my darling, is how we celebrate spring!

Dons Hainsworth
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4 months ago

They both look like they had an absolutely marvy time. Love elephants ❤️

sharron lynn parsons
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5 months ago

An explosion of happiness, priceless !!!

Judy Bywaters
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5 months ago

It tiggles

Fire Breathing Queen
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5 months ago

That is so cute and pretty!

Monday Fuss
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5 months ago

This one is sweet!!

thememyselfandi
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5 months ago

They're the best happy animals. elephant-w...b48b76.jpg elephant-waterfall-5f62921b48b76.jpg

Amanda Squires
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5 months ago

love it!!!

Carmen Anderson
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5 months ago

Priceless 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
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5 months ago

They look so happy - beautiful

June Galloway
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5 months ago

either the water plants are intoxicating or something is tickling his/her feet!

Mildred Thompson
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5 months ago

WOW!

Anna Salerno
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5 months ago

Awwwww adorable 😍

MarkandVicki Aked
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5 months ago

Gee whiz Mum I thought you said this was just a pasture of wild-flowers, not a swamp I have to put my periscope up sometimes to take a deep breath when there is no bottom to this "pasture" for me.

Beverly Ujanen
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5 months ago

Tiptoe thru the tulips

Mildred Thompson
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5 months ago

tHAT SHOULD KEEP THEM BUSY FOR AWHILE!!!

Caryl Shakshober
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5 months ago

Love elephants and a beautiful photo to capture their beauty

Dorothy Schmidt
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5 months ago

Ooo - that mud bath felt good!

Anne McGill
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5 months ago

Mama + Baby + flowers = happiness

Archie Anderson
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5 months ago

I love this one, my first choice!

Lydia Forrest
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5 months ago

65% loaded

Kanga9ine
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5 months ago

I love everything about elephants. Mama and her baby romping knee deep in a field of flowers, livin' large and oving every minute of it

FireStone Beware
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5 months ago

If you wanna be my baby, it dont matter if your black or white *HeeHee*

Samantha Sykes
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5 months ago

Tiptoe through the tulips.......

Amy Pontious
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5 months ago

Adorable love this picture!

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Happy Mothers Day!

Allan Schramm
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5 months ago

"Ha ha ha...wait til he misses a stepping stone, like I did." (Nonetheless, a beautiful pic.)

Amanda Ashton
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5 months ago

mama I am happy to be with you

Mya Lugar
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5 months ago

Yes, we are bi-racial and have congenitally short legs and trucks, but nobody cares these days.

Frogladysharon
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5 months ago

Looks like heaven to me!!!!!

Tina Mercado
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5 months ago

"That was so funny, mommy!"

Penny Dove
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5 months ago

Mommy, mommy,, I picked some pretty flowers for you. Don't you just love them?

Gillian Black
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5 months ago

someone make a calender of these

Sandra Lipiec
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5 months ago

Hiccup

Cathy Proctor
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5 months ago

I picked you some pretty's mommy

Marcia Cash
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5 months ago (edited)

beautiful, except that vast pool of invasive water hyacinth is POISONOUS

Carol Majorsky
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5 months ago

Lol I got away! Let’s play.

Tiffany Shim
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5 months ago

That's how all elephants should live 💕

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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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