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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4 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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4 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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4 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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4 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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4 months ago

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

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

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

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

Demian
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4 months ago

No James get your own fishes

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

This quarantine hoarding is definitely not just a human issue.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago

Is this the puffin equivalent of that one friend or family member who always tries to steal your fries?

Phunny Philosopher
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4 months ago

Yes. Definitely yes.

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Francis
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4 months ago

when you bring something really good to school for lunch...

Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

when you leave your halloween candy bowl out with a sign that says "please take one"

Antonia
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4 months ago

can you spare me one?

BusLady
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4 months ago

The haves versus the have nots.

Marc C
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4 months ago

don't bogart the fish, dude, so not cool

AflyingSquirrel
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4 months ago

ATLANTIC PUFFINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trevor Lewis
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4 months ago

he's looking at me isn't he

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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4 months ago

Are you gonna eat those?

Torchicachu
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4 months ago

nooo the poor puffin looks so sad

Nancy Piltzecker
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4 months ago

Hee Hee Hee, I saw a penguin eating from that pond not too long ago...

Ryan Michaud
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4 months ago

Bite more than u can chew ah

Darwinist
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4 months ago

"Can I have Some?"

Elsker
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4 months ago

JOEY DOESN"T SHARE FOOD

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

"share?" "NOH!"

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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4 months ago

Have you never heard - sharing is caring xxx

Guilherme Bottossi
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4 months ago

How capitalism works.

Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

gary you have to share gary: NO MINE

Junior Cucumber
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4 months ago

I don't think he believes the term sharing is caring!

KIANA CAFFERY
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4 months ago

gime some

Amazon QT
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4 months ago

“No fish for you!!” - FishNazi

Go Hawks
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4 months ago

If ya wanted fish, ya shoulda ordered them then!

Suzanne Dunne
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4 months ago

He really looks sad bless

Cheryl Bolton
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4 days ago

Great photos that are priceless!

Geri Taran
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3 months ago

You did it! You got them all!

Dons Hainsworth
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3 months ago

How the heck did you get all those???

Neeyabolt_
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4 months ago

he's just like, "Bruh..."

Liz Sahlin
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4 months ago

Oh, YOU won the lotto!

Judy Bywaters
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4 months ago

Please share

Melodee Bonnes
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4 months ago

Yes you have something in your teeth. I can't take you anywhere

Viv Hart
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4 months ago

Often wondered how puffins get so many fish at a time.

Debb Domenici
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4 months ago (edited)

"Are you really gonna eat all of those? I dare ya to do it in one swallow." All the while, waiting, patiently, for that one fish to drop.

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

Wow, may I have one? ♥️

June Galloway
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4 months ago

when a puffin is eating for two

Brittney Swift
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4 months ago

"I was just jokin' with the stuff i said earlier, you know"

Grayshine
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4 months ago

Sharing is caring...NOT!!! :)

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Please share!

MarkandVicki Aked
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4 months ago

There's no way he's going to get them down in one go!

Kip Vidrine
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4 months ago

I told you if you smoke too much of that $hit you''re going to get the munchies

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

Anybody ever tell you that you have a big mouth?

Lot Vaes
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4 months ago

But what do you mean, there was no fish today?

Hailie Power
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4 months ago

nope

Bernardita Valdés
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4 months ago

U, who eats like a pig, and ur friend, worried about ur health cause u eat like a pig

Gary Putnam
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4 months ago

So, whadja use for bait?

Ann Marlowe
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4 months ago

"You've been to Fish Bingo again,haven't you ?!?!?!

Boopie Dew
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4 months ago

You said you weren't hungry, so they're all mine!

Patricia Bennett
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4 months ago

Why sooo greedy...you are not my friend anymore on shore!

Owl Tree
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4 months ago

"Margaret, I beg you to *NOT* put those anchovies on our pizza! You know I hate them!"

Toni Ferchak
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4 months ago

Hungry !!??

Elyce M. Benham
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4 months ago

New hat? It’s suppose to go on TOP of your head, Eddy!

Dennis Travers
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4 months ago

"You eatin' those all yuhself?"

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Hey uh- wanna give me some or.. give me some?

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

Funny!!

Louyse Fortier
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4 months ago

Penses-tu partager un peu ?

Lisa Teberg
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4 months ago

“Did ya save any for anyone else?”

Elaine Mattingly
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4 months ago

WOW, You the Man!

Allan Schramm
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4 months ago

"Sorry, Janice, that's not gonna make it as a walrus costume."

ArhomR
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4 months ago

I’m telling Mom!!

Amanda Ashton
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4 months ago

Mine mine mine

James F. Wilson Jr.
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4 months ago

"OK Phil,New bet,double or nothing"

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

Jees you are greedy, not just one?

Susan Carline
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4 months ago

I always thought all Puffins looked like Johnny Morris from Animal Magic! 😂

Andrei Nebunoiu
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4 months ago

Jeff Bezos vs rest of the world.

Eng Ching Shen
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4 months ago

Hey! I’m gonna teach you how to share. First, gimme some of that.......

Mya Lugar
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4 months ago

Always the braggart, eh Martin?

Gloria J Williams
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4 months ago

How does he do it?

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

"WHO ya gonna call???"

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

You gonna eat all of that?

Alison Welles
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4 months ago

Hey, how bout you catch em I cook em

Gillian Black
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4 months ago

what ya doing phil hey it is rude not to answer

Caroline Overill
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4 months ago

Hey dude.....you got the time?

Pamela Scott
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4 months ago

Are you gonna eat all of that?

Kathleen Kemler
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4 months ago

Yum

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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4 months ago

hoarding

Carolyn Legg
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4 months ago

How did you do that?

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

Wait! I thought it was “ catch and release”!

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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4 months ago

What do you mean there weren't any fish, Hank? I can see them right there!!!

Gianni Sermon
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4 months ago

So,it's not just us humans

Heather Hayllar
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4 months ago

Greedy!

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

Show off

Christel Nellemann
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4 months ago

Ooh, Puffins! I love them so much. I was even in Iceland too shortly, but didnt make it to the colonies. But amaaazing landscape.

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Greedy guts you are Boris

Pepper Pots
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4 months ago

That face

Donny Gerdes
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4 months ago

Hey Phil, thought you was on a diet. Yeah a see food diet

Laila Hernandez
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4 months ago

u have got to stop that rude mouth mister! but its full of fish, uuuugh fine dad

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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4 months ago

the bird:good job bro everyone else:...HOWWWWW

Mike Henderlong
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4 months ago

Those that don’t know the value of a hard days work want Socialism.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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4 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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4 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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4 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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4 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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4 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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4 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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4 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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4 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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4 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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4 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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4 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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4 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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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

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

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NanZ
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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