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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glowworm2
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4 months ago

This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

Steven Essex
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4 months ago

Marsupilami!

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Darwinist
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4 months ago

"I came in like a wrecking ball" - Monkey Cyrus

Chelle R.
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4 months ago

Lmbo!!!🙉🙊🙈🤣😂😅

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

Mom, seriously! Make her stop!

Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

NO decorum and his buddies are NOT amused.

Donna Reynolds
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4 months ago

Weeeeeeeee

Colin L
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4 months ago

wheeeeee!

Tamsin Meadows
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4 months ago

I love the one in the middle staring dead straight at the camera, like: ‘do you have to do that now?’ as they all try and control ‘that one friend’!

Robin Huff
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4 months ago

Gibbon keep your mouth shut 201: He’s like “I’M not going to criticize their parenting style. But if Junior did that to ME....!” 😂

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Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

Swing low, sweet chariot Coming for to carry me home

Char Char
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4 months ago

There's always that one.

Torchicachu
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4 months ago

wait is he on the other monkey's tail?

AflyingSquirrel
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4 months ago

now that you mentioned, it does

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Paizleypie
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4 months ago

He looks like he's doing the Tarzan yell.

Ryan Michaud
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4 months ago

"Look at that immature nuisance."

Karla Littke
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4 months ago

Should be number 1

¯_(ツ)_/¯
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4 months ago

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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4 months ago

This actually made me laugh so hard😂😂🤣🤣🤣

JustCallMeKat
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4 months ago

doesn't that hurt?.

Heather Garnham
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4 months ago

Don't swing on a branch it's much to frail, the best kind of swing is a monkey tail.

BusLady
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4 months ago

Aw, come on, Leroy, let us have a go!

Carol Tocci
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4 months ago

What has the babysitter been feeding this kid?

Alex Grosdanofski
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4 months ago

The other monkeys don't even look mad, they're just like "what are you doing down there?" LOL

Aamna Shah
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3 months ago

This is once in a lifetime photo. Everything is perfect about it. The colors are vibrant, the monkey is swinging on their tails and seems to be clearly enjoying. The tail of the monkey on the right is so long. It's a magnificent picture straight out of a Disney movie.

Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

Hes like HELP

Betsy Burr
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4 months ago

This is one for the Ages! I'd like to have it over my desk, to remind me there's always time to Play!

Grayshine
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4 months ago

YEE-OW MY TAIL

Amazon QT
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4 months ago

Madagascar!

Amazon QT
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4 months ago

“yeahhhhh Braaaaah!”

Maple Chan
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4 months ago

WOW- what long tails!

OTTER
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4 months ago

Mom! He’s swinging on our tails again!!! Get lost brat!!

Steve Onyx
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4 months ago

Mom, Freddie is high again...

Felicity Lemon
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4 months ago

The others are falling of lol

Barbara Kenny
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4 months ago

I love it , cheeky monkey.

Jeremy
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4 months ago

They got some long tails!

Laila Hernandez
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4 months ago

im a swing, come get ur free monkey joyride!!

Luisa Vasconcelos
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4 months ago

I came in like a racking ball.

Mary Peace
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4 months ago

Wrecking ball - the thing that's used to demolish buildings.

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Tiffany Marie
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4 months ago

Lol how fun!!

Virginia Stackhouse
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2 months ago

I came in like a wrecking balll

Anna Roos
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2 months ago

Leggo me tail, you foul creature

James Hardin
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2 months ago

guys uuh

Alinutza Sadika
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3 months ago

:-)))

Geri Taran
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3 months ago

GOTCHA! WHEEE!

Carolyn M Perry
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3 months ago

Swing, I found a swing!

Barb Forester
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3 months ago

Monkeyshines!

TabledTurnsxddd
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3 months ago

that kinda looks painful doe xddd

Sabrina Rounding
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4 months ago

no more monkeying around!😁😁☆*: .。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Liz Sahlin
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4 months ago

What don’t we do for our brats?!

German Rottweiler#16
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4 months ago

whee!!

Jane Doe
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4 months ago

Audition for Cirque’s new Vegas show

KCN
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4 months ago

"Yee-ha!"

Ileana Sky Aviles
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4 months ago

Middle monkey's so done!😂

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Excellent, my best laugh for the day !!!

Diana Dodd
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4 months ago

What a little doll!

Adam Shober
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4 months ago

"WEE!!!....WEE....WEE...WEE!!! WEE!!!"(8@)"PROGRESSIVE AUTO COMMERCIAL ADVERTIZEMENT" LMFAO (:P)

Judy Bywaters
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4 months ago

Mom make him let go.

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

A helping hand 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

♥️

June Galloway
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4 months ago

look at the face of monkey in tree too funny

smol bean
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4 months ago

Looks like me when I used to try and swing off my parents arms while we were walking

Eagle Girl
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4 months ago

This pic is best as you scroll down hahaaaa!!

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

SO M U C H FUN!

Anna Salerno
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4 months ago

Bawahahahaha

MarkandVicki Aked
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4 months ago

If that little sh*t bites my tail again, you and I are going to fling him like an acrobat about 100 meters straight ahead with no one to catch him!!!

Kip Vidrine
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4 months ago

perks from being the youngest

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

This kid needs a playdate so she stops hanging around us!

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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4 months ago

Look at my swing🎶🎶

Heather Garnham
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4 months ago

Don't swing a branch it's much to frail, the best kind of swing is a monkey tail.

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Look at me goooooooo

MPaula Whelan
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4 months ago

Swingin' singer!

Marea Lewis
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4 months ago

The face of one of the monkey who’s tail he’s swinging from is PRICELESS!!!!!! 😂😂😂

Marea Lewis
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4 months ago

The face that one of the monkeys who’s tali he’s hanging onto is PRICELESS!!! 😂😂😂

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

Cute

Judith Wilson
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4 months ago

where there's a tail - there's a swing

Manel Dias
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4 months ago

This is pretty cool. How often this can happen?

Vicki Perizzolo
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4 months ago

very tolerant parents!

ArhomR
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4 months ago

Oh! Joy!!

Amanda Ashton
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4 months ago

this is cool can we do it next time

Magda Bosch Lodetti
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4 months ago

My favorite!!!❤️❤️❤️

Valerie Anne
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4 months ago

"Go home, Dave, you're drunk!"

Esther Harrison
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4 months ago

Genius!

Gloria J Williams
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4 months ago

I didn't know they had swings here.

Betsy Burr
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4 months ago

You never know where Joy will erupt!

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

The middle one is saying "))(*(&)()*)(&%$#%$@ KIDS!!!

Tina Mercado
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4 months ago

I am going on a Tail-swing! Wheeeee!

Janice Starnes
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4 months ago

No respect for his elders! Love it!

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Sittin on the tree branch, just a swingin on the monkey's tail. Just a swingin. Can't believe I am sittin on these monkey tails just a swingin.

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=just+swinging+by+john+anderson&view=detail&mid=505B1CF72AEBC15A7D50505B1CF72AEBC15A7D50&FORM=VIRE0&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3djust%2bswinging%2bby%2bjohn%2banderson%26form%3dANNTH1%26refig%3d7ece8dd0b7ac49aba92323d82a262f9f%26sp%3d1%26qs%3dAS%26pq%3djust%2bswinging%2b%26sk%3dPRES1%26sc%3d3-14%26cvid%3d7ece8dd0b7ac49aba92323d82a262f9f

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Fran Sturgess
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4 months ago

Its OK. She'll grow out of it.

Susan Hansen
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4 months ago

Love it!

Jennifer Cassada
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4 months ago

Cheeky little monkey!

Gillian Black
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4 months ago

this is just the best look at the face of the swinger

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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4 months ago

OW!

Jan Moran
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4 months ago

My favourite.

Sandra Lipiec
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4 months ago

I thought you said you taught him to ask first, now what will we do ?

Sonja Sundqvist
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4 months ago

“We are not amused”

Laura Perkinson
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4 months ago

I think he is scared and yelling for help. talk about hanging on by the shirttails!

Caroline Overill
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4 months ago

ok if we pull our tails up right now we can smack the dumbass head on the branch...one,two,three....

Cynthia Marrs
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4 months ago

How cute. Wheeeee.....

Robyn Wilson
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4 months ago

The expression of the one in the middle....

Carol Majorsky
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4 months ago

Hey bros don’t move!

Carolyn Legg
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4 months ago

How much longer??!

Karen Smith
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4 months ago

😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Karen Chaddock
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4 months ago

It's 'Swing Time' !

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

ShowOff!

Sharon Vaughn
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4 months ago

Wise guy.

Tina Solum
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4 months ago

*Oh what a beautiful mooooorning,Oh what a beautiful daaaay*

Peggy Wilson
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4 months ago

Typical bratchild

Kate Atkinson-Jones
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4 months ago

Looks like it needs to be in a "caption this" competition!

Rikke Hackner
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4 months ago

a tailswing, how cute

Zella Haesche
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4 months ago

Look at my neat swing!

Mary Peace
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4 months ago

I'm the King of the Swingers. . .

Debi Blackshaw
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4 months ago

There's always one lol

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

"Are you sure this is how he learns to swing from tree to tree?"

Donald Holder
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4 months ago (edited)

Oh there's nothing like a younger brother to hang out with!

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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4 months ago

Absolutely brilliant xxx

Lolly
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4 months ago

Weeeeee!

ptm45
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4 months ago

I have a swing! Wheee!!!!

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Hyeeay tails are wonderful

Marilyn Slater
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4 months ago

I could hardly click the up-vote button I was laughing so hard!!! The expression on the little one's face!

Jeannie Carle
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4 months ago

The face on the middle one!!! ROFLMSO!

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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?"

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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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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!!!!