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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4 months ago

photobomb level 999

All Lives Matter
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3 months ago

No, level 9999999999!!!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

"Again, Frank?"

Darwinist
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4 months ago

Now thats a high level photobomb.

Perfumista Perfumista
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4 months ago

Mom, it's embarrassing

Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Love it, great photo.

Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Hi! And, look at those lashes!

Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

did somebody say "selfie?"

Tiffany Marie
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4 months ago

Those eye lashes!! 😍

Ronel du Plessis
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4 months ago

Well helloooooooo there

Ryan Michaud
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4 months ago

"Hey how ya doin"

BusLady
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4 months ago

Moooom---make her stoooop!

Linda HS
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4 months ago

Whatsuppp

Carol Tocci
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4 months ago

There's one in every family.

Amazon QT
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4 months ago

I want to be photobombed by a giraffe.

Bacon trains
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4 months ago

When u wanna be friends with the cool kid...

Cynthia Manning
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4 months ago

Did you just photo bomb me.

Karolyn Connell
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4 months ago

Amy!

Pandola
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4 months ago

lovely and funny

Suzanne Dunne
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4 months ago

That is brilliant

Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

Photobomb

Monica Sargent
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4 months ago

"Hi Honey! How's school? Your father and I are taking selfies"!

PjandBolt
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4 months ago

Totally making this :3 face

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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4 months ago

It must be a trait for giraffes. I was photo bombed at the zoo in Indianapolis!

JoeLita Katz
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2 months ago

love them

Moezarella
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3 months ago

"Dave, please"

James Hardin
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3 months ago

oh man

Geri Taran
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3 months ago

I'M HERE TOOOOOO

Ling Zhu
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3 months ago

like : what 'bout me?

Sophie Whitbread
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3 months ago

Heeeeello.

Thelma Bickel Smith
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3 months ago

❤️❤️❤️ it.

Debbie Palmer
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3 months ago

Helloooo

Judy Carlotti
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3 months ago

you looking at ME ????

Keigan Fortriede
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3 months ago

This is hilarious i'll give it 1,000,000

Philly Bob Squires
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4 months ago

We all have that one friend...

Shannon Harrigan
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4 months ago

Siblings

Kristena Tuttle
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4 months ago

Photobomb

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Love this, they always look silly !!!

Diana Dodd
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4 months ago

I love giraffes! They have such unique personalities ❣️

Judy Bywaters
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4 months ago

Me too

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

What you looking at. 👍♥️

June Galloway
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4 months ago

class clown no doubt hehe

Jack Lillywhite
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4 months ago

Most magnificent animal in the kingdom. At least Napoleon thought so, and I second it.

Anna Salerno
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4 months ago

Cute.

MarkandVicki Aked
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4 months ago

We are funny enough lookin' as it is without you puttin' your goofy one-eared look in this pic' ya muppet!

Vicky Owens
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4 months ago

lol Love it.

Toni Miller
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4 months ago

Great bomb!

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

Aww Dont be mad at me, she said, flipping her long seductive eyelashes!

Tony Nanton
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4 months ago

she said what ?

Lisa Lenox
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4 months ago

Bwahaha!

Bruce Silliman
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4 months ago

No matter how you turn the camera only one of us is going to get a full shot.

Ace Cole
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4 months ago

Me and one of my best friends.

Simon Walcot
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4 months ago

Or photo bombing at altitude

Patsy Jones
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4 months ago

Lucy told Ida and Ida told Susie and Susie said somebody said.

Carl Nielsen
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4 months ago

My vote for the Wildlife Photography Awards

Tom Hardeveld
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4 months ago

... "Henlo!"

Toni Ferchak
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4 months ago

It JUST HAD to get in the picture !!

Fred and George Weasley
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4 months ago

'hes doing that face again isnt he?'

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I thinnk I haaaad one toooooooooo mmanyyyyy

Veronica Vatter
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4 months ago

Helllleeeeuuurrrr

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

My daughters favorite animal!

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

Cute

Nancy Shomo
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4 months ago

PHOTO BOMB!!!

Johnnie Woods
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4 months ago

Instead of a nosy squirrel...

Judith Wilson
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4 months ago

I KNOW they KNOW what the camera is for

Maureen McAlinden
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4 months ago

....'you've got some neck....!!!

Alice Keiller
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4 months ago

Obviously he or she wants to be included in the pictures, ja, ja..... fantastic picture

rachel carter
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4 months ago

Photobombed and with the duck lip expression too

Guy Ludig
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4 months ago

A little selfie please

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

Great Photo bomb and he she is smiling!

Uqba Nayab
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4 months ago

#2 is at right position ...love it

Crystal Robinson
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4 months ago

Remember when Troy was popping into all the pictures that Gramp's was taking on a visit to the Abegglen's

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

AND....he wins by a NECK!

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Freaking photo bombers!

Ariel Lemon
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4 months ago

For Marissa

Sandra Lipiec
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4 months ago

Duh, I told you I could get in the picture, and she is going to pick me.

Donald Vincent
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4 months ago

Me as a giraffe.

Michelle Geiger
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4 months ago

Did you say smile?😁

Caroline Overill
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4 months ago

Their taking MY picture ok so get the heck out

Robyn Wilson
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4 months ago

We all have that one friend....

Larry McDonald
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4 months ago

Hi mom

Louise Stange-Wahl
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4 months ago

HI GEORGE!

Carmen Honacker
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4 months ago

Oh hai!

Morgan
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4 months ago

Don't forget me!

Lu Murray
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4 months ago

photobomb expert

Gracie S Senter
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4 months ago

yes

Carolyn Legg
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4 months ago

Me too!

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Ah - come on - let's make up.

Peggy Wilson
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4 months ago

Hi there!

Sharon Madsen
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4 months ago

I love giraffes and this proves they have a sense of humor!

Rikke Hackner
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4 months ago

Kissy kissy

JJM
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4 months ago

love this one. 'Hello, thought I'd just drop by"

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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4 months ago

Me too please !

Noemi Castillo
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4 months ago

We all have that friend

Davin Wong
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4 months ago

looks like the giraffe wanted to give a thumbs down. haha

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

"Take my picture too. Please, please, please".

Donald Holder
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4 months ago

Hey! Don't forget about me too!

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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4 months ago

Every family has one. This is brilliant xxx

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Yep another photo bomber

Jeannie Carle
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4 months ago

<3

OTTER
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4 months ago

HI MOM!!!

Sue Clasen
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4 months ago

Selfie okupa

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4 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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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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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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