No matter how good our intentions, no matter how steady our hands, eventually we’ll take a bad nature photo. Professional wildlife photographers aren’t immune to making mistakes, so neither are we. Fortunately, crappy wildlife photos shouldn’t be something that we ought to be embarrassed about—they ought to be celebrated!

And the perfect place for that is the Crap Wildlife Photography Facebook community. With over 320k dedicated members, the group collects the most unintentionally hilarious photos of animals that are so bad they’re actually good. We’re featuring some of the freshest best new CWP images, so scroll down and enjoy, dear Pandas. Let us know in the comments which photos were your favorite and why and be sure to check out the CWP community’s social media pages.

Tristan Kennedy told Bored Panda that he created the group back in 2015. "Someone asked on another group called 'Crap Bird Photography' if there was a page for all wildlife—there wasn't one that I could find so I created it." Scroll down for the rest of our interview with Tristan about how his page went viral this year, in part thanks to all the attention from you, dear Readers. And check out our previous articles about the CWP community and its awesome content right here and here. We’re pretty darn sure these posts will brighten up your day, too.

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#1

Photobombed By A Bug

Photobombed By A Bug

Amanda McMillan Report

aLittleKillingJoke
Community Member
5 months ago

looks like it's facing the camera and waving

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#2

That Time A Squirrel Gave Me The Finger

That Time A Squirrel Gave Me The Finger

Rachel Bernal Report

glowworm2
Community Member
5 months ago

"You want a picture of a bird? I'll show you a bird alright!"

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#3

Costa Rica Ant Eater- Will Dance For Ants

Costa Rica Ant Eater- Will Dance For Ants

Becky Casner Report

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like he's bragging about the size of his tongue. "Its this long baby"

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Tristan revealed to us that before this year he only had one other moderator. "Growth was always slow but steady until about January this year when I added the first bunch of new admins, as dealing with the increased traffic was becoming too difficult on my own. Numbers increased from about 15,000 in January to about 45,000 at the start of April. The first Bored Panda article triggered a large spike in numbers—our group numbers spiked from about 45,000 to 100,000 in a few days. Overall, 300,000 have joined since January."

According to Tristan, part of the mass appeal of crappy wildlife photos is that pretty much everyone has taken bad photos at one point or another in their lives. "The 'good' photo groups aren't interested in bad photography, of course, so it gives people somewhere to share their lesser quality photos and have a laugh at themselves."

#4

Behold, The Majestic Manatee!

Behold, The Majestic Manatee!

Danny Kiene Report

HempFairy
Community Member
5 months ago

hAHaHAhaHahAhaHaha! Those are some majestic nostrils, alright!

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#5

I Still Can’t Tell If This Is Crap Wildlife Photography Or Just Incredibly Cute Wildlife Photography

I Still Can’t Tell If This Is Crap Wildlife Photography Or Just Incredibly Cute Wildlife Photography

Skye Moore Report

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

Cute

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#6

"I Have No Idea What I'm Doing"

"I Have No Idea What I'm Doing"

Matthew Mackenzie Report

Karmadillo
Community Member
5 months ago

The bird's just winging it

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Tristan also pointed out that the submissions to the CWP group have increased exponentially during the coronavirus quarantine. "Over 1000 submissions per day," he said before adding that not all of them make it onto the page.

"We get a lot of very similar photos (deer and squirrels seem to be the most common), we try to keep the page interesting by posting a mixture of different kinds of wildlife. We try to make the group as inclusive and light-hearted as possible, somewhere to have a laugh and forget about reality, so to speak."

#7

Long Story Short... I Was Trying To Photograph A Blue Jay

Long Story Short... I Was Trying To Photograph A Blue Jay

Karen McGovern Report

nanashi
Community Member
5 months ago

that's a weird blue jay

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#8

Throwback To Taking A Poorly Timed Picture Of A Praying Mantis On My Windshield Before Leaving For Work

Throwback To Taking A Poorly Timed Picture Of A Praying Mantis On My Windshield Before Leaving For Work

Jerilyn Murr Report

Gareth Graham
Community Member
5 months ago

I for one welcome our insect overlords

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#9

Couldn’t Think Of A Better Place To Post This

Couldn’t Think Of A Better Place To Post This

Kathleen Grace Nadeau Report

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

Jackson Pollock would be proud

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The Crap Wildlife Photography group is so large that it needs a strict system in place to keep its members in line and to monitor what kind of content gets uploaded. For example, if you want to join the group, your membership has to be approved and you’re also asked to fill out an online form. That’s right. There are applications. And rules.

Obviously, the CWP page does what it says on the tin. It’s meant for “poorly executed, poor quality, or otherwise photography faux pas” which means no high-quality snapshots that perfectly capture the magnificence of the natural world. The group’s admins joke that photos that look “too good” will be gently mocked or given bad photography advice.

#10

The Majestic Woodland Caribou

The Majestic Woodland Caribou

Katie Baillie-David Report

Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a Cariblep..

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#11

I Found This Wizard Squirrel In A Pile Of Trash. It’s The Best Crap Photo I’ve Taken.

I Found This Wizard Squirrel In A Pile Of Trash. It’s The Best Crap Photo I’ve Taken.

Sylvia Dove Report

Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

You shall not pass!!

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#12

This Is An Emu That Attacked My Car Window Several Years Ago At A Wild Animal Park In Oregon. Barely Got My Window Rolled Up Before This Demon Seed Tried To Attack Me. Note: It Was Light Outside But For Some Reason My Flash Went Off, Adding To The Drama

This Is An Emu That Attacked My Car Window Several Years Ago At A Wild Animal Park In Oregon. Barely Got My Window Rolled Up Before This Demon Seed Tried To Attack Me. Note: It Was Light Outside But For Some Reason My Flash Went Off, Adding To The Drama

Kimberly Holman Beltran Report

Mere Cat
Community Member
5 months ago

First I thought it was a snake

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The community also takes a firm stance on how people behave. They want people to have a good time, so they ban political and religious comments, as well as dark humor about animals being hurt.

They’re also pretty clear about how all the photos are supposed to be of wild animals. So no sneaking in a goofy pic of your adorable doggo or meowjestic floof of a cat! If you want to make it big in the CWP community, you’ll have to go on an adventure with your toaster of a camera to get the best worst wildlife photos that you can! Share your own crappy wildlife pics in the comments below, dear Pandas.

#13

Have You Ever Laughed So Hard Water Squirted Out Your Nose?

Have You Ever Laughed So Hard Water Squirted Out Your Nose?

Mike Kane Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
5 months ago

happy to see there's no plastic straws nearby :)

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#14

Oh S**t

Oh S**t

Vannah Willow Report

HempFairy
Community Member
5 months ago

WASP-olice! You better pull over, mate!

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#15

Whilst I Was Attempting To Catch The Grace And Elegance Of This Magnificent Pelican, Percy Slipped And Face Planted The Rock.

Whilst I Was Attempting To Catch The Grace And Elegance Of This Magnificent Pelican, Percy Slipped And Face Planted The Rock.

Christine Hibbert Report

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
5 months ago

mood

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#16

I Heard Him Whistling As He Walked By. True Story

I Heard Him Whistling As He Walked By. True Story

Laura Holman Graber Report

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
5 months ago

Throw that baby some peanuts!

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#17

I Call It "Preaching To The Choir" But Draw Your Own Conclusions! Something Very Strange Is Definitely Going On Here!

I Call It "Preaching To The Choir" But Draw Your Own Conclusions! Something Very Strange Is Definitely Going On Here!

Brenda James Report

Viviane
Community Member
5 months ago

"Get off my lawn or you will egret it!"

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#18

Spread Ur Wings, Point Ur Toes And Jump ... This Was Almost A Cool Pic

Spread Ur Wings, Point Ur Toes And Jump ... This Was Almost A Cool Pic

Betty Bennett Report

FreckledFox
Community Member
5 months ago

I think we have photo evidence of the feathered flasher!

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#19

I Just Wanted A Nice Picture Of A Duck For A Uni Assignment...

I Just Wanted A Nice Picture Of A Duck For A Uni Assignment...

Sally Black Report

Catlady6000
Community Member
5 months ago

Duck, duck....moon!

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#20

Ascend

Ascend

Jay Rosen‎ Report

Sabse
Community Member
5 months ago

This pic is really great!

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#21

I Was Trying To Take A Photo Of A Chipmunk For A Friend In England Who Hasn't Ever Seen One. Never Been This Badly Photo Bombed...

I Was Trying To Take A Photo Of A Chipmunk For A Friend In England Who Hasn't Ever Seen One. Never Been This Badly Photo Bombed...

Diane Jhueck Report

Mere Cat
Community Member
5 months ago

Does your name happen to be Snow White?

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#22

It Was Fun Taking Photos Of The Bear In Our Yard, Until He Decided He Wanted To Visit Us On The Deck! Bears Can Run Fast!

It Was Fun Taking Photos Of The Bear In Our Yard, Until He Decided He Wanted To Visit Us On The Deck! Bears Can Run Fast!

Mary Johnson Report

Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

He just wants you to delete the photos you took without asking..

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#23

Deer Butt Sprinklers

Deer Butt Sprinklers

Liz Pyles Report

Elizabeth Orozco
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh deer...

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#24

Today I Was Taking Pics Of A Garden. Later As I Went Back Through Them I Wondered What That Black Blotch Was On The White Car? Turns Out I Caught A Bumble Bee Bumbling Along

Today I Was Taking Pics Of A Garden. Later As I Went Back Through Them I Wondered What That Black Blotch Was On The White Car? Turns Out I Caught A Bumble Bee Bumbling Along

Tina Daley Report

SierraBeetleD
Community Member
5 months ago

Bumblebutt

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#25

Always Adjust The Iso From The Previous Shot If Photographing In Different Light!

Always Adjust The Iso From The Previous Shot If Photographing In Different Light!

Paul Stone Report

HempFairy
Community Member
5 months ago

Love this one! Looks like a watercolor painting ! ❤❤❤

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#26

That Time I Caught The Raccoons Smoking In The Garbage Dumpster

That Time I Caught The Raccoons Smoking In The Garbage Dumpster

Joy Vinci Report

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
5 months ago

Look some of us have a harder time giving things up okay?

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#27

I Call Him Buddha ....... And Sir

I Call Him Buddha ....... And Sir

Leanne Rae-Cannon Report

Viviette Moore
Community Member
5 months ago

that's HIS seat

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#28

When That Wolf Comes Close And You Can Get The Shot Of A Lifetime, Focus Is Critical To Capture The Rich Detail Of The Fur

When That Wolf Comes Close And You Can Get The Shot Of A Lifetime, Focus Is Critical To Capture The Rich Detail Of The Fur

Ryan Kendall Brook Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
5 months ago

So detailed

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#29

Okay! Fine! Whatever...

Okay! Fine! Whatever...

Amy Nicolai Report

glowworm2
Community Member
5 months ago

I didn't want to come inside anyway!

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#30

Even The Squirrels Have Given Up On 2020 (Edit- No Need To Be Concerned...the Squirrel Is Just Resting. She Moved On Quickly After)

Even The Squirrels Have Given Up On 2020 (Edit- No Need To Be Concerned...the Squirrel Is Just Resting. She Moved On Quickly After)

Faun Carlson Report

Viviane
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Getting mooned by squirrels :(

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#31

Fantastic Shot Of A Broken Umbrella Today

Fantastic Shot Of A Broken Umbrella Today

Karly Fowler Report

Weim Central
Community Member
5 months ago

It's pretty interesting actually!

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes! I love this one!

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Lois Hoffer
Community Member
5 months ago

With its wife, right next door (to the left...)

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Beautiful and probably a fruit bat

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder, if it gets too windy does it turn inside out!

Evelína Zlá
Community Member
5 months ago

I don´t think it´s broken umbrella... it´s broken Batman...

Cathleen Morris
Community Member
5 months ago

At first glance, I really thought it was a giant fruit bat ... (Time to get my glasses checked ... maybe.)

Blackheart
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a tree full of nope.

j b milam
Community Member
5 months ago

i'm so confused. At first i thought it was a bat, then an umbrella, then a bat, then a..... so i read the comments and they're no help at all. Some say it's a bat and others it's an umbrella. i just need to know, bat or umbrella?

Lulu
Community Member
5 months ago

99% sure its a bat

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Jaybird3939
Community Member
5 months ago

You found a rare treasure. The species Batbrella!

Lenore Villa
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought it was a Fruit Bat. In the Philippines they hang like black sacks from tree branches they 'roost ' in .

Belinda Marie McLaughlin Knoblock
Community Member
5 months ago

Flying puppies!

Doglover🐶
Community Member
5 months ago

Don’t blame them for coronavirus!

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
4 months ago

Sweet.

Diana Dodd
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like.a bat!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like, giant bats !!!

Suriya Prasad
Community Member
5 months ago

That looked like a bat...

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
5 months ago

Can someone tell me what that is?

Kim St
Community Member
5 months ago

at first i thought it was a bat

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like two umbrellas in that tree. Or HUGE bats. Are they lined with fleece? What part of the umbrella got snagged on the tree? The one on the right looks like rubber, not nylon. I really did try to figure this out myself but couldn't given my limited experience with Totes.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a big ass bat!

Maureen Peters
Community Member
5 months ago

Funny hanging basket!

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
5 months ago

Love a bat that mistimes the wing folding thing!!!

Aileen Grist
Community Member
5 months ago

Beautiful - but big - bat.

mpls anon
Community Member
5 months ago

Man, they look huge!!

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
5 months ago

T'was a very windy day.... umbrellas will do that, you know. . . .

Garth Robinson
Community Member
5 months ago

erm...... batabrella?

Diane Herman
Community Member
5 months ago

I love these guys!

Sheila Gaylord
Community Member
5 months ago

It could have been a bat, maybe?

moeless
Community Member
5 months ago

Bla Bla Bla...I vant to sock your bluud!

Jerri Murray
Community Member
5 months ago

Would not want to get up close and personal with that bat.

Jane W.
Community Member
5 months ago

No, that's a very large Madagascar bat, I believe.

Mumof1
Community Member
5 months ago

It's the Northern Unbrella Bat - very rare species, only seen in wet windy weather.

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
5 months ago

Haha!

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Jane Duboff
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought it was a fruit bat!

John Harper
Community Member
5 months ago

Robin, Robin, help me

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Those are humongous bats!!! They must be fruit bats...

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, they look very large.

Shirley Collins
Community Member
5 months ago

Thought it was a bat.

Annette LaPiana
Community Member
5 months ago

Giant bat

RitaGG
Community Member
5 months ago

Umbrella with a fur lining! :-O

CORLEONE
Community Member
5 months ago

haha it's a broken bat

Linda Matheny
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like a bat.

glowworm2
Community Member
5 months ago

It does almost look like a bat!

M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm pretty sure that's a flying fox.

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#32

'Friendly' Magpie In The Backyard. Super-Stoked To Be Having His Picture Taken

'Friendly' Magpie In The Backyard. Super-Stoked To Be Having His Picture Taken

Jodie-Anne Stevens Report

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
5 months ago

run. just run

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#33

I Was Too Slow...

I Was Too Slow...

Dion Bjorn Grimes Report

HempFairy
Community Member
5 months ago

Nice shot!

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#34

Mom Owns A Nature Store And Has A Comment On Her Facebook Page From Someone Asking If She Could Identify This Bird

Mom Owns A Nature Store And Has A Comment On Her Facebook Page From Someone Asking If She Could Identify This Bird

Hannah Lia Strutt Report

Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

It's rare Black Dot Eagle..

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#35

There's Some Soap Opera Level Drama Happening At The Bird Feeder...i Wonder What The Story Is? Squirrel Seems Worried Someone Is Tryna Take Her Man, That's For Sure...

There's Some Soap Opera Level Drama Happening At The Bird Feeder...i Wonder What The Story Is? Squirrel Seems Worried Someone Is Tryna Take Her Man, That's For Sure...

Amy Belmore-Young Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
5 months ago

These are great action shots. That squirrel's a street warrior for sure.

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#36

Crap (My Pants) Wildlife Photography

Crap (My Pants) Wildlife Photography

Stephanie Bush Report

Sabse
Community Member
5 months ago

Mothra!!

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#37

Carp Photography

Carp Photography

Ngaire Peek Report

Emily
Community Member
5 months ago

That's me when I'm gearing up to eat cake. Hoover it up!

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#38

Wheeeeeeeeee...

Wheeeeeeeeee...

Maarten Blaauw Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
5 months ago

wonder how long that took

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#39

I Present To You.......hawks On A Trampoline

I Present To You.......hawks On A Trampoline

Isabel Corcos Report

Emily
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like they're enraptored with this trampoline!

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#40

Hello

Hello

Tim Abel Report

desert29rat
Community Member
5 months ago

"My, that camera looks tasty!"

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