The art of taking selfies has officially been adopted by the animal kingdom, and it's one of the most hilarious things going viral right now. From zoo residents to family pets, these animals are posing, smiling, and even grouping up for the camera. The resulting photos are both adorable and fascinating, as they provide a window into the private lives of the wild's most mysterious creatures.

While it's possible to make pets take selfies by touching a smartphone screen, for more exotic animals, a clever method was created. It's called camera trapping, which means the photo is taken when the animal touches or approaches a motion-sensing device near the lens. It's a totally safe and non-invasive trick, and it captures even the most dangerous predators in candid, sincerely funny moments.

One mischievous monkey in Indonesia caused a scandal with her selfie in 2014 after she got her hands on a British photographer's equipment. The images were stunning, and lead to several heated court cases over their true author and copyright holder. It was finally determined that the monkey - a gorgeous Celebes crested macaque - took the pictures herself, making them public domain. Now everyone can freely enjoy her irresistible toothy grin.

Take a look at some of the best animal selfies making their way around the web right now, and while you're at it, double-check that your own furbaby hasn't run off with your phone.

#1

Selfie With The Crew

Selfie With The Crew

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varwenea 2 years ago

They look serious.

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#2

Self-Portrait Of A Female Celebes Crested Macaque, Who Had Picked Up Photographer David Slater's Camera And Photographed Herself With It

Self-Portrait Of A Female Celebes Crested Macaque, Who Had Picked Up Photographer David Slater's Camera And Photographed Herself With It

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Fillippa Nöel 2 years ago

She's like "yeah I'm gorgeous"

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#3

Chillin' With The Gang

Chillin' With The Gang

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Mia C 2 years ago

the same cat? awesome!

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#4

Omg Quokka!

Omg Quokka!

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Fillippa Nöel 2 years ago

He looks way too happy

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#5

I Woke Up Like This

I Woke Up Like This

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

How come all of these animals look much better than me in selfies XD

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#6

My Cousin Wanted A Selfie With A Kangaroo

My Cousin Wanted A Selfie With A Kangaroo

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varwenea 2 years ago

Whaaatt? (Love the matching mouth)

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#7

But First Let Me Take A Selfie

But First Let Me Take A Selfie

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Stille20 2 years ago

That photo should be titled "this is how it ends"

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#8

Beautiful Husky

Beautiful Husky

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Mia C 2 years ago

I'm sexy and I know it!

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#9

Bella Takes A Selfie

Bella Takes A Selfie

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AcousticGString 2 years ago

"HAAAAAY"!

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#10

Tufted Titmouse Selfie

Tufted Titmouse Selfie

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varwenea 2 years ago

The wing looks like a badass blade aiming at my neck. Eek!

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#11

Horse Selfie

Horse Selfie

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Wakes up next morning. Omg those horse did not put that on instagram

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#12

Pikelet Taking A Selfie With Foster Puppies

Pikelet Taking A Selfie With Foster Puppies

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Marcia 2 years ago

First family photo

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#13

Mondays

Mondays

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Lucy Chiang 2 years ago

This is perfect!

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#14

Selfie Time

Selfie Time

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JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

Look at the sky!! This is an amazing shot!

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#15

Selfieeee

Selfieeee

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Cameron Johnson 2 years ago

It looks like he's wearing a fur coat

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#16

BFF Selfie Time

BFF Selfie Time

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rai mei 2 years ago

besties!

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#17

Lion Selfie

Lion Selfie

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rai mei 2 years ago

ana: steve, are you ready? steve: *sticks tongue out*

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#18

BFF Selfie Time

BFF Selfie Time

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Apollo 2 years ago

The left one looks like Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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#19

Rabbit Selfie

Rabbit Selfie

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Penny Schulze 2 years ago

Too cute!

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#20

Caught Our Husky Taking Selfies In Bed

Caught Our Husky Taking Selfies In Bed

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Amy Carter 2 years ago

Well when you look this good you have to share it with the world

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#21

Selfie Level: Highly Concerned

Selfie Level: Highly Concerned

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Marcia 2 years ago

He's behind me, isn't he?

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#22

It Was Our First Attempt At "Selfie Sunday"

It Was Our First Attempt At "Selfie Sunday"

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Sharita Sarmah 2 years ago

Same expression 😃

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#23

Travelling In Indonesia, Monkey Pick Pocketed Me And Left Behind This Selfie

Travelling In Indonesia, Monkey Pick Pocketed Me And Left Behind This Selfie

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#24

Cat Takes Selfie To Prove He Is Being Abused

Cat Takes Selfie To Prove He Is Being Abused

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Deana 2 years ago

Love the caption!

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#25

Charlie The Sea Otter Takes A Selfie In The Exhibit

Charlie The Sea Otter Takes A Selfie In The Exhibit

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Marcia 2 years ago

The water is great, come on in

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#26

Monday Morning Selfie

Monday Morning Selfie

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Sneeze on the way!

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#27

Just Hanging Wif My Friends

Just Hanging Wif My Friends

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Olivia W 2 years ago

slumber partayyyy

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#28

I Found A Series Of Selfies On My Camera. The Milk Teeth Aren't Helping

I Found A Series Of Selfies On My Camera. The Milk Teeth Aren't Helping

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Those teeth!

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#29

Kitten Selfie: The Very Best Kind Of Selfie

Kitten Selfie: The Very Best Kind Of Selfie

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Maggie Dougherty 2 years ago

This is by far the cutest one ever!<3

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#30

When You Take A Picture And The Selfie Cam Surprises You

When You Take A Picture And The Selfie Cam Surprises You

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LeMongoose 2 years ago

omgg look at that tiny face!! LOOK AT IT!!!!

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#31

Fresh Out Of The Shower, No Makeup, Selfie!

Fresh Out Of The Shower, No Makeup, Selfie!

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Kristina K. 2 years ago

Did it knock that human out?!

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#32

Selfie! Deffo Got My Best Side

Selfie! Deffo Got My Best Side

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Sharita Sarmah 2 years ago

Aaaah the duckface 😁😃

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#33

Baby Sloth Selfie

Baby Sloth Selfie

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Jean Nelson 2 years ago

Me me me

#34

Tried To Take A Selfie With My Dog. Turned Out Great

Tried To Take A Selfie With My Dog. Turned Out Great

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Dog is mocking humans doing selfies.

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#35

It's A Selfie

It's A Selfie

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Mitzi Reinbold 2 years ago

Does the name Timothy Treadwell mean anything to you?

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#36

Smile!

Smile!

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JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

Best smoosh face dog smile ever!

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#37

"Lol Just Me Cooking In The Kitchen"

"Lol Just Me Cooking In The Kitchen"

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Marcia 2 years ago

Just wanted to say hi

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#38

Bae Caught Me Slippin

Bae Caught Me Slippin

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2 years ago

Lmao bae caught me slippin :'D

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#39

Elephant Selfie

Elephant Selfie

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

awesome!

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#40

Selfie Time

Selfie Time

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JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

I don't think this is the right filter, is it? - Um, I think so?

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#41

This Little Goober's Selfie

This Little Goober's Selfie

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#42

Taught My Chickens How To Selfie

Taught My Chickens How To Selfie

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Daria B 2 years ago

You don't mess with THIS couple.

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#43

Kangaroo Selfie

Kangaroo Selfie

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rai mei 2 years ago

kangaroos are the best!

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#44

I Met This Little Guy Today, But First He Took A Selfie

I Met This Little Guy Today, But First He Took A Selfie

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#45

It’s An Instagram Koala Takeover!

It’s An Instagram Koala Takeover!

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#46

When You Accidentally Open Your Front Camera

When You Accidentally Open Your Front Camera

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Misty Pal 2 years ago

"what is that thing!? my face..." Omg

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#47

Cat Wanted To Take A Selfie

Cat Wanted To Take A Selfie

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Beatrice Alighieri 2 years ago

Meowssion accomplished.

#48

So Today I Was Taking A Photo Of A Litter Of One Week Old Puppies When I Got Photobombed By My Other Dog

So Today I Was Taking A Photo Of A Litter Of One Week Old Puppies When I Got Photobombed By My Other Dog

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Not being fluffy enough I guess!

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#49

Let A Sloth Take A Selfie On My Phone In The Amazon

Let A Sloth Take A Selfie On My Phone In The Amazon

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Jean Nelson 2 years ago

So cute

#50

What Cat?

What Cat?

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

He's behind me isn't he !!

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#51

How Do I Look?

How Do I Look?

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Barbara Delahunty 2 years ago

Absolutely fabulous darling

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#52

Takin' A Selfie

Takin' A Selfie

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Sharita Sarmah 2 years ago

Those eyes ❤

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#53

This Emu Is Definitely Not A Coward

This Emu Is Definitely Not A Coward

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Barbara Delahunty 2 years ago

How emusing...

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#54

I Dropped My Phone And My Chicken Took A Selfie

I Dropped My Phone And My Chicken Took A Selfie

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Marcia 2 years ago

That's one pissed off chicken

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#55

I Can't Decide If He Is The Most Interesting Dog Or The Happiest Dog Ever

I Can't Decide If He Is The Most Interesting Dog Or The Happiest Dog Ever

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Heather 2 years ago

Pass me a Bud please.

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#56

Hmmm. Looks Like Someone Could Really Use A Pair Of Sunnies At The Moment

Hmmm. Looks Like Someone Could Really Use A Pair Of Sunnies At The Moment

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#57

When You Sneak A Quick Selfie On Your Girls Phone

When You Sneak A Quick Selfie On Your Girls Phone

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Jean Nelson 2 years ago

Keeping it cool

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#58

It Looks Like My Dog Is Taking A Selfie Of Him And My Wife In This Pic

It Looks Like My Dog Is Taking A Selfie Of Him And My Wife In This Pic

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Jean Nelson 2 years ago

Chin up

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#59

When My Dog Wants To Do A Selfie While My Cat Wants Nothing To Do With It

When My Dog Wants To Do A Selfie While My Cat Wants Nothing To Do With It

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Ernesta Brouwer 2 years ago

Damn it Ralph not again!

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#60

Excited Dog And His Friend

Excited Dog And His Friend

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

We all have that one crazy friend!

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#61

Come On Guys Lets Take A Selfie, Say Cheese

Come On Guys Lets Take A Selfie, Say Cheese

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Joanna 2 years ago

Slick little critter

#62

Tiger Selfie

Tiger Selfie

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Rimsha Khalid 2 years ago

Dammmmmm look at them sexy eyes

#63

Gizmo! Stop Taking Pictures Of Yourself Like Those Girls On Facebook

Gizmo! Stop Taking Pictures Of Yourself Like Those Girls On Facebook

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Sándor Dzsupin 2 years ago

LOL, my gf's cat is the same color, and she named him to Gizmo too...

#64

Cheese

Cheese

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Long Joan Silver 2 years ago

OMG that big smile!

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#65

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

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sunnyrei82 2 years ago

"Thug lyfe 4eva.. yeah... I'm bad"

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#66

I Took A Selfie With My Main Dude

I Took A Selfie With My Main Dude

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Jean Nelson 2 years ago

Which one is the dude

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#67

Snapcat

Snapcat

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Jean Nelson 2 years ago

Like it?

#68

Golia Selfie

Golia Selfie

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#69

Hello There!

Hello There!

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Wasss UUUp?!

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#70

My Dog, The Derp

My Dog, The Derp

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

How my selfies end up looking.

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#71

Who Wore It Better Wednesday

Who Wore It Better Wednesday

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Zsuzsanna Feledi 2 years ago

:D

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#72

My Cat Upped Her Selfie Game

My Cat Upped Her Selfie Game

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Apollo 2 years ago

Wow, sexy!

#73

My Dog Took A Selfie

My Dog Took A Selfie

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Cheesy grin! :-D

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#74

Kangaroo Selfie

Kangaroo Selfie

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Jamie Heatly 2 years ago

Sup mate

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#75

Dog Selfie And Photobomb

Dog Selfie And Photobomb

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Sarah Callaghan 2 years ago

There's three kinds of people in this world... please tell me these aren't them.

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#76

My Dog Doing His Selfie Thing

My Dog Doing His Selfie Thing

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Sheryl 2 years ago

OMG is that Sid from ice age???

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#77

Pug Selfie

Pug Selfie

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Sarah Callaghan 2 years ago

Talk about pug life

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#78

I Met A Raccoon On The Beach And He Took A Selfie

I Met A Raccoon On The Beach And He Took A Selfie

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#79

Doggo Selfie Time

Doggo Selfie Time

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#80

My Cat Took A Selfie

My Cat Took A Selfie

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Beatrice Alighieri 2 years ago

Looks like a (well deserved) bitch slap on a paparazzo

#81

Just Taking A Selfie

Just Taking A Selfie

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