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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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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2 months ago

O sooolo mio.

Pandola
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2 months ago

it is "o sole mio", that means "oh my sun"

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

Dear God, Please please please let 2020 end soon

Chelle R.
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2 months ago

@Fernleaf6505 I second that & Amen!!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

So sweet, it’s like a Romeo and Juliet love scene.

Michelle Geiger
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2 months ago

That was my thought too! I was trying to think of a balcony scene quote!:)

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Oh god, please give me some food!

Darwinist
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2 months ago

Is he praying to the god of nuts and seeds

Chaz83
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2 months ago

And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII... will always love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Angela B
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2 months ago

Were for art thou Juliet!

CORLEONE
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2 months ago

God, please save me from the eagles and snakes. :)

OTTER
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2 months ago

Juliet oh Juliet. I promise my heart to thee.

Zintoki
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2 months ago

Nut stucked in throat.

Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

Sing, sing a song; Sing out loud; Sing out strong; Sing of good things not bad; Sing of happy not sad;

Dave Chapman
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2 months ago

Fiiigaro, Fiiigaro..Figaro-Figaro-Fiiiigaro!!

Levi Baker
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2 months ago

All kindergarteners during the school play

Dale McLellan
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2 months ago

Nessun dormouse 🎼🎼🎼

Dl B
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2 months ago

"Somebody help me. I have a flat tire." I know it is not the same animal but it is the same overly dramatic expression.

Laura Perkinson
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2 months ago

More like Please God help me!

Ava-cado
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2 months ago

For one hot second I thought he was choking.

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

when you eat a chocolate chip cookie but it turns out to be made of oats with rasins

Nick P
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1 month ago

Awwww. He's pretending as if he got shot...

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

good bye world

Blue of the yams (They/He)
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2 months ago

O Romeo...

Levity Camilleri
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2 months ago

Is this something out of Disney?!

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Cute

TuxCat13
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2 months ago

Dramatic

Sheila McCabe
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2 months ago

Oh dear Lord, don’t let an eagle get me!🙏

Manel Dias
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2 months ago

Looks like the little fella is Praying. So cute...

Chuck Coulson
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2 months ago

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Lois Crowe
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2 months ago

"And IIIII will always love youuuuu...."

Allan Schramm
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2 months ago

"Ma, not liver and onions again !"

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Definitely practising for the opera! the paws say it all.

David Torgerson
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2 months ago

This would be my #1. He/she appears to be shouting appreciation for the wonder of life.

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

Pretty please, just one nut.

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

Drama Queen...

Gregg Havler
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2 months ago

Figaro, figaro---figaro

Ruth Dyke
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2 months ago

Cute. Feel good picture.

Cody Eriksen
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2 months ago

Where for art thou Romeo?

PapillonOne
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2 months ago

More like "Oh Lordy, whatever am I to do?" With a southern drawl.

Erica Kendrick
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2 months ago

Enchanted in real life

Cathy Proctor
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2 months ago

give us this day our daily nuts....

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

I feel as though its bellowing out an Italian love opera

Ed Martin
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2 months ago

Beam me up Scotty! Get me off this World!

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

Praying for rain?

Alison Welles
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2 months ago

Praying for peanuts!

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Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Oh she loves me!

Larry McDonald
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2 months ago

Thank you Lord for this beautiful day

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Practicing for his audition.

Karen van Heiningen-Kess
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2 months ago

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day 🎶🎶

Julia B
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2 months ago

ohhhhhhhh sweet mystery of life at last i found you!

JJM
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2 months ago

'Please your Honor, I didn't mean it"

Carla Finley
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2 months ago

Should win. So cute.

Karen Tolstrup
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2 months ago

Diva!

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Please let me live ?

Debi Blackshaw
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2 months ago

a romantic rodent, so sweet

Katie Corliss
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2 months ago

Dear God. Make me a bird. So that I could fly far. Far far away from here.

Sarah 901
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2 months ago

Romeo oh Romeo where be art tho Romeo

BusLady
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2 months ago

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.

Tiffany Marie
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2 months ago

Oh!! 1000 times Yes!!

Donna Reynolds
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2 months ago

Be my looooooove.

Ryan Michaud
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2 months ago

Shooting people in the necks is not tolorable.

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

pretty please?????

TabledTurnsxddd
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2 months ago

He DiEinG! giVE hIm wAteR!

Philly Bob Squires
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2 months ago (edited)

Bismillah, No! we will not let you go...

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Audition for Squirrelspeare’s Romeo and Juliet ... (note: he become an understudy)

Carsten Schale
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2 months ago

I sing for myself!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

He is wishing, for a sweetheart !!!

Diana Dodd
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2 months ago

Opening night at the Opera❣️

ain't_good
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2 months ago

will you marry me? yes, yes, oh yesss

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Joy to the world...

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

♥️😂

Alice Schroeder
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2 months ago

Pray it will make you feel better

June Galloway
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2 months ago

and bless my mom and dad and...

Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

"Oh give me a home...where the buffalo roam... and the deer & the antelope play..."

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Hope its prayer is answered.

Lakalynn Galloway
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2 months ago

oh romeo

Waimea Rankin
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2 months ago

OH WHAT A GLORIOUS MORNING!!

Jack Lillywhite
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2 months ago

Drama queen.

Naomi Cline
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2 months ago

Its Alvin and the Chipmunks!

BlackRabbit
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2 months ago

can this be a photoshop battle pleaseeeee...

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

LOVED THE pics !!!

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Where did I hide all those nuts?

Lisa Lenox
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2 months ago

Oh Romeo Romeo, wherefore Art thou Romeo!

Reveluv_kpop
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2 months ago

IM DYING LMAO

Felipe StillChill
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2 months ago

Romeo Romeo where are you?

Mary Connolly
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2 months ago

Isn’t life wonderful

Rick Lepage
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2 months ago

"Maria, Maria. I just met a girl named MAAAARIA!"

Carl Culp
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2 months ago

Oh Lord my GOD. when I in awesome wonder;

Joy Wade
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2 months ago

Thank you, God, for this beautiful day.

Brandy Grote
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2 months ago

I can't breathe...

Heather Garnham
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2 months ago

Cue my dramatic death scene

Linda Hafley
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2 months ago

Then sings my soul

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Oh please lord! Let me find love!

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
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2 months ago

and now i serenade you with the song of MY PEOPLE

Leisa K
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2 months ago

Let me sing you the songs of my, err, people...

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Thank you Lord for your bountiful gifts. Amen.

Carol Barletti-villa
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2 months ago

Praying for an end of Trump

Sheryl Thompson
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2 months ago

Be still my beating ❤️

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

singing my heart out

Sandra Lipiec
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2 months ago

Oh soul a me A

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Oh God please make these selfish hoomans learn something from the covid virus coz we were sure better off when they were shut in.

Elizabeth Butler
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2 months ago

He saw a calendar, OMG it's 2020

Tiffany Shim
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2 months ago

Choking on a nut.

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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2 months ago

OMG !!!

Kim Lorton
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2 months ago

Oooopheeelia! I loooove you!!

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

O my God, I am sorry!

Karen Smith
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2 months ago (edited)

“Memories” 🎶 She’s auditioning for “Cats”! 😂🤣

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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2 months ago

opera singing better than the sydney house

Gianni Sermon
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2 months ago

Romeo waiting for Juliet

Susan Belgrave
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2 months ago

Too cute

Katie Corliss
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2 months ago

Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.

Jane Campbell
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2 months ago

Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day. I've got a beautiful feeling everything's going my way.

Tim Skeens
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2 months ago

Singing the song of his people

FoxyKity
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2 months ago

Aww so cute

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Now I lay me down to sleep, may The Lord bring me nuts!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

yes, the hills are alive too..

Mumof1
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2 months ago

Nessum dormaaaaaaa

Linda Robertson
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2 months ago

Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo!

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2 months ago

o o o orileeeeeeyy auto parts. *BAM*

Ellen Ambrose
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2 months ago

Prayer for good hunting.

JustCallMeKat
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2 months ago

awwwww

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

O sooolo mio. lol so tru :PPPP

CHARLOTTE THAXTON
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2 months ago

AHHHHHHHHH I AM DYING THIS IS ADORABLE

Fred Labarre
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2 months ago

OooooOOo... Sole Mioooo!!!

Sevgi Kika
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2 months ago

This is a photograph from https://instagram.com/dickvanduijn?igshid=epk1p2kyqigv he makes great pictures

Suzanne Dunne
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2 months ago

Ah bless

Timmy
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2 months ago

"I find your lack of faith disturbing, little squirrel." - Vader

Myrna Schelske
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2 months ago

drama queen

Peabre Parker
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2 months ago

Praise the Lord.

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"Don't cane me sir! I was led astray!"

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"Don't cane me sir! I was led astray!

Cin Cat
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2 months ago

oh god ,, please give me strength from the nuts ,,

Mihail Dragolov
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When she finally says yes to anal.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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2 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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2 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

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

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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2 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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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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2 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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2 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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2 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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2 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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2 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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2 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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2 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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