Forget everything you learned at that once-in-a-lifetime wildlife photography class. And if there’s not much to forget to begin with, I’m talking drawing a blank page. We are now entering the alternative National Geographic where no definition, missed focus, awkward poses, and a shaky frame are things to be proud of.

“Crap Wildlife Photography” is a community that celebrates all the failed attempts at catching a grand prix pic of nature. From an out-of-focus mantis and an eagle hidden by a lamppost to a blurred carpenter bee that resembles a coffee stain, the amazing photos are iconic in their own crappy way. A whopping 266K members and counting must be loving the safe space for remarkably low photography standards. And honestly, who wouldn’t?! Let’s take a look at the new batch of their crappiest wildlife photos, and if you just joined in, don’t forget to check out part 1 right here.

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#1

Jump With Joy

Jump With Joy

Oliver Hornberger Report

Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually a fantastic photo. Shouldn't be in the crappy ones section.

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#2

Add Your Description

Add Your Description

Mark Oertel Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

"Lady, my eyes are up here."

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#3

I Spent Thousands Of Dollars And Several Days To Get A Chance To Photograph A Great White Shark. Here It Is

I Spent Thousands Of Dollars And Several Days To Get A Chance To Photograph A Great White Shark. Here It Is

Kevin Lamb Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Magnificent

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Crap Wildlife Photography is always a safe space to share failed attempts at capturing wild animals. But chances are, many of the entries were not meant to end up there. In fact, many have likely tried hard to take the pitch-perfect picture.

Animals in motion are particularly susceptible to becoming a crap wildlife photo. So if you still wanna try your luck next time, there’s a thing or two you should know about making it work. Most importantly, set the right camera settings before everything happens; find the right combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

If you often end up with blurry images, you probably haven’t “set fast shutter speed in order to freeze the animals during that right moment,” argues Julian Rad, wildlife photographer and contributor for Expert Photography. He also suggests ”taking images with an open aperture.” It allows a fast shutter speed.

#4

I Can Show You The World

I Can Show You The World

Michelle Sobek Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Just taking his fish on a fly around the neighbourhood

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#5

What You Get When You Are Running A 90 Second Night Exposure At 2000 Iso And The Red Ass Firefly Is Attracted To Your Red Light On The Camera

What You Get When You Are Running A 90 Second Night Exposure At 2000 Iso And The Red Ass Firefly Is Attracted To Your Red Light On The Camera

David Rennie Report

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 year ago

That is cool!

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#6

This Guy Pecks On Our Door Almost Daily And Brings Offerings Of Bugs Snakes And Lizards

This Guy Pecks On Our Door Almost Daily And Brings Offerings Of Bugs Snakes And Lizards

Justin Singleton Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

He wants too marry you.

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Another very important thing is making sure your ISO settings are in place in order to achieve that good image quality. “Figure out your camera’s limits and experiment a bit with ISO,” says Julian. This is very important for the overall impression of your final image.

The reason for a blurry image is likely a camera shake. And a lack of sharpness ruins even the best photos. Consider using the image stabilizer, or turning on an image stabilization feature if your camera has one.

#7

I Accidentally Shot This Photo While This Little Bastard Was Attacking Me. Triggerfish Are The Best

I Accidentally Shot This Photo While This Little Bastard Was Attacking Me. Triggerfish Are The Best

Martina Andrés Report

Chuckie
Community Member
1 year ago

Those teefs!

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#8

Interesting Place To Coccoon....

Interesting Place To Coccoon....

Carolina Wolf Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

This one took some time...

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#9

Car Camping In Idaho A Few Years Ago. Bull Elk Came Up On The Car In The Middle Of The Night And I Had My Own Jurassic Park T-Rex Experience

Car Camping In Idaho A Few Years Ago. Bull Elk Came Up On The Car In The Middle Of The Night And I Had My Own Jurassic Park T-Rex Experience

Carly Muench Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

License and registration, please.

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#10

The Beautiful Whitetail Deer. Full Of Grace... And Our Idiot Cat Who Mistook Her For My Dog And Decided To Give Chase

The Beautiful Whitetail Deer. Full Of Grace... And Our Idiot Cat Who Mistook Her For My Dog And Decided To Give Chase

Madi Hagen Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

You're mistaken. The cat is full of grace! The deer is just scenery to let your cat shine.

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#11

Best Crap Shot I've Taken!

Best Crap Shot I've Taken!

Michelle Schwartz Report

David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

Not a big fan of the new spiderman.

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#12

The Magnificent Sight Of An Elephant On The Dusty Plains Of Africa Scratching Its Balls On A Termite Mound

The Magnificent Sight Of An Elephant On The Dusty Plains Of Africa Scratching Its Balls On A Termite Mound

Mike Redding Report

David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

For a moment i thought it was a pile of poop.

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#13

I Tried My Best, Ok

I Tried My Best, Ok

Sheldon Grant Report

Bob Belcher
Community Member
1 year ago

Flying upside down after a long night if partying

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#14

Some Get Magestic Hawk Shots... I Get These

Some Get Magestic Hawk Shots... I Get These

Wendy Reyn Report

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Hawkward..

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#15

Tried To Get The Perfect Picture Of A Deer In The Rain. Instead I Get A Picture Of It Bolting, And It Looks Like It Has A Bird Nest With A Single Egg Instead Of An Ass

Tried To Get The Perfect Picture Of A Deer In The Rain. Instead I Get A Picture Of It Bolting, And It Looks Like It Has A Bird Nest With A Single Egg Instead Of An Ass

Tom Cunningham Report

mummy pig
Community Member
1 year ago

it's a gem, lol:D

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#16

When Your Subject Is Moving Far To Quickly For You To Possibly Capture It In Focus

When Your Subject Is Moving Far To Quickly For You To Possibly Capture It In Focus

Deanne Poschwatta Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Good thing the tree move real slow.

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#17

I've Never Seen This Animal Before! Does Anyone Know What It's Called?

I've Never Seen This Animal Before! Does Anyone Know What It's Called?

Jenna Lindquist Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a Deerkey

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#18

Two Majestic Bald Eagles, One Photo Bombing Sea Lion... And A Crappy Auto Focus

Two Majestic Bald Eagles, One Photo Bombing Sea Lion... And A Crappy Auto Focus

Roelant Siekman Report

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 year ago

Majestic.

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#19

Beautiful Brown Hyena In Namibia

Beautiful Brown Hyena In Namibia

Geesche Neuburg Report

R L
Community Member
1 year ago

Peek a boo!

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#20

One Of The Rarest Moments I've Ever Come Across In My Entire Life. Nailed. It.

One Of The Rarest Moments I've Ever Come Across In My Entire Life. Nailed. It.

Fräulein Hauteclocque Report

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Please stop throwing the owls

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#21

I Stayed In Nashville And Was Told There Was A Baby Groundhog In The Garden. I Got Obsessed With Seeing It And To My Delight It Appeared On The Last Morning. I Think It Thought It Was Hidden Behind The Pole

I Stayed In Nashville And Was Told There Was A Baby Groundhog In The Garden. I Got Obsessed With Seeing It And To My Delight It Appeared On The Last Morning. I Think It Thought It Was Hidden Behind The Pole

Felicity Cowie Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Or pole dancing.

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#22

I Can Relate

I Can Relate

Cedrick Louault Report

nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

accurately represents the mood I had during lockdown.

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#23

Behold The Red-Bellied Woodpecker Feasting On A Block Of Fresh Suet

Behold The Red-Bellied Woodpecker Feasting On A Block Of Fresh Suet

Heidi Harrison Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

Oeh, I love the antics of squirrels. Especially the European red ones. They're so cute.

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#24

Disappointed Old Man Dove Gives You One Minute To Get The Heck Off Of His Lawn

Disappointed Old Man Dove Gives You One Minute To Get The Heck Off Of His Lawn

John Scharpen Report

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

'Where is that rapport i asked you about 14 days ago?'

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#25

Hey Sexy

Hey Sexy

Alex Kuier Report

Talia
Community Member
1 year ago

More like "Hey thekthy"

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#26

I Don’t Want To Talk About It

I Don’t Want To Talk About It

Kevin Becker Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It looks as if the giraffe is floating

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#27

He Caught Me

He Caught Me

Lizzy Lizzard Report

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 year ago

You lookin' at me?

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#28

Came In Looking For A Midnight Snack, I Assume

Came In Looking For A Midnight Snack, I Assume

Ellie Els Report

MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

This picture is not of the best koality

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#29

It's That Crazy Door To Door Salesman Again

It's That Crazy Door To Door Salesman Again

Mike Davis Report

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Mantizzzzzhereagain!!Youwantbuymystuff?

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#30

He’s Angry About Something

He’s Angry About Something

Gregory Jahner III Report

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 year ago

He lost a fight and just now came up with a perfect response.

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#31

‘Eagles In Speedboats’ Would Be The Name Of My Hipster Synth Electro Band

‘Eagles In Speedboats’ Would Be The Name Of My Hipster Synth Electro Band

Belle Samantha Raee Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg, that bird is huge!

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
1 year ago

it's forced perspective. the bird is closer to the camera than the boat

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CORLEONE
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the best picture so far. The bird is not huge, it's closer to the camera than the boat is. ;)

S
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my goodness thank you for clarifying this! I was actually jaw wide open SHOCKED that a bird that big exists. Thank god that's not true lmao!

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Kevin Camp
Community Member
1 year ago

Golden Eagle's get really big. Like steal your large pet and toddler big.

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Personally, I'd prefer "eagles in Speedos".

SoozeeQ
Community Member
1 year ago

Great name, and great shot!

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
1 year ago

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Lousie_Belcher
Community Member
1 year ago

i thought it was in the boat

rehabisforquitters
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the boat might just take-off?

Ananthanarayanan Ramamurthy
Community Member
1 year ago

Rarest rare chance, happening. So lucky. Nearby some birds or waste plastic! Water color is absorbing. Hills, clouds, homes background.

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Shall we pray for the hapless skipper ?

Toni Palmer
Community Member
1 year ago

If that were true to size, it should sign with Marvel!

Ann Collingwood
Community Member
1 year ago

You're supposed to go for the FISH, not the fisherman!

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

Does anyone else kind of wish it really was that big?

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 year ago

Ca-CAW! rbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbblblblblbl Ca-CAW

manon M
Community Member
1 year ago

Et vous avez la pochette du 1er album du groupe en prime

Jaye Wall
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy shit! The wingspan! 😳

LM Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Has to be a golden, at least. Those things are so much bigger than you think.

Laura Crawley
Community Member
1 year ago

Dude he ate the drive

jovi
Community Member
1 year ago

roc on!

Diana Dodd
Community Member
1 year ago

Great shot!

Faith Livengood
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Poor person who got attacked if at all

Heather
Community Member
1 year ago

oh m g

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy shit that's a big bird 😮 where are the people on the boat, did bird throw them overboard ?

foxymiST.elliefreak
Community Member
1 year ago

:0

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry......eagle????? Some sort of new Raptor!!!

Maureen Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

The Eagle has landed!

melbfk
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a scary picture!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like an Eagle 🦅 but the size of it is enormous?

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

Hopefully, the humans hit the water LOL

Colleen Garland
Community Member
1 year ago

The comments on this is hilarious. Americans are naive or incredibly stupid. Flip a coin.

Pie Friendly
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never/imagined a bird that big!

Nul Nemo
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha, tricks of perspective... Well, there IS one kind of eagle that's almost man-sized, if I remember well.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like he found the Bait Box

Amy Pontious
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW

Joyous
Community Member
1 year ago

Did it eat the human?

Patricia Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

That must be a model boat, please be a model boat.

Laraine Kendall
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW!!! what an eagle!!

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW! I had no idea they get this big!!

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

Did the human survive?

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesomeness!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 year ago

The raid of the motor boat monster bird?

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

Is the boater INSIDE the boat??

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 year ago

Esplain please

Laura Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

The wingspan alone looks bigger than the boat.

Becky Rademacher
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow.look at that wing span

Ingrid Marin
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my

deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

Eagle Speedboat Crash is a good synth band name as well.

John L
Community Member
1 year ago

If he wants to fly with it, he's better 'Weigh Anchor' first.

Lisa Wrinch
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this off the coast of West Vancouver (Bowen Island in the background?)

Deborah Orr
Community Member
1 year ago

For a moment I thought it was a toy boat the bird was after....

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

a new M.A.S.K. vehicule! a flying boat

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#32

I Was Going For Cute, Then He Turned Around

I Was Going For Cute, Then He Turned Around

Kyndria Brown Report

Katya Whittaker
Community Member
1 year ago

Manspreading.

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#33

Eat Mee!

Eat Mee!

John Victor Jacobson Report

Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

i know humans with less clean teeth...

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#34

A Snow Bunting Tries To Put More Spin To Its' Crap Story

A Snow Bunting Tries To Put More Spin To Its' Crap Story

Daniel Cadieux Report

Colin Allcars
Community Member
1 year ago

Almost looks like it's getting ready to drill into that rock.

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#35

Ok, I’m Going!

Ok, I’m Going!

Sue Latimer Report

Jon S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I have never seen the tongue teeth before!

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#36

Nessie? Is That You? (Don’t Do Panorama Photos With Animals)

Nessie? Is That You? (Don’t Do Panorama Photos With Animals)

Alexandra Shyshkina‎ Report

Peachikeen
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like one of those swan boats.

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#37

Last Year These Guys Came Up Through A Vent Into My Kitchen... The Cats And Dog Watched Calmly And Disinterestedly As I Scooped Them Up With Oven Mitts And Cursed Myself For My Single Status

Last Year These Guys Came Up Through A Vent Into My Kitchen... The Cats And Dog Watched Calmly And Disinterestedly As I Scooped Them Up With Oven Mitts And Cursed Myself For My Single Status

Janette Frank Report

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute!!

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#38

Ineffective Means Of Deterrence

Ineffective Means Of Deterrence

René Biberstein Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha, this reminds me when I was at the hospital in the outdoor garden. My daughter pointed out an owl high on one of the windows. I attempted to take a photo of it until a pigeon landed on it’s head and I realised it was a deterrant,

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#39

That Time I Learned Snakes Can Climb Brick Walls

That Time I Learned Snakes Can Climb Brick Walls

Jennifer Wills Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I love it how it follows the lines of the bricks

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#40

Noticed A Carpenter Bee Following Me While I Was Doing Yard Work Today, So I Decided To Take A Picture

Noticed A Carpenter Bee Following Me While I Was Doing Yard Work Today, So I Decided To Take A Picture

Trevor St Jacques Report

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

It's trying to tell you something important

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#41

"What Do You Mean I Can’t Eat Inside!!”

"What Do You Mean I Can’t Eat Inside!!”

MK Doren Report

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

are you eating eggs? are you serious??

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#42

Walking Home From The Bar One Night, I Was Challenged By This Powerful Trash Panda

Walking Home From The Bar One Night, I Was Challenged By This Powerful Trash Panda

Riley Sophia Penaluna Report

Kelly Mungai
Community Member
1 year ago

WATCH OUT for the laser eyes! Quick,Duck! Or fry on the ground u stand.

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#43

My New Camera Had A Night Mode And Was Trying To Get An Owl On The 4th Of July. I Think We Got Nuked Instead

My New Camera Had A Night Mode And Was Trying To Get An Owl On The 4th Of July. I Think We Got Nuked Instead

Chris Hildebrant Report

Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad 80s SFX!

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#44

Needs A Cuddle, Whatever It Is

Needs A Cuddle, Whatever It Is

Viv Viv Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

Tasmanian devil

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#45

Not Quite The Majestic Leopard Shot I Wanted

Not Quite The Majestic Leopard Shot I Wanted

Jane Wolstencroft Report

Michelle C
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is that the only spot on the cat that has no spots?

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#46

We All Have Days Like This

We All Have Days Like This

Amanda Fulghum Report

Mark
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Well at least it got the food, just has to eat it off the ground instead now :)

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#47

A Graceful Kudu In South Africa

A Graceful Kudu In South Africa

Nicole Liebenberg Report

Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
1 year ago

I think he wants you to get off his lawn.

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#48

Put A Trail Cam At Floor Level By The Front Door To See The Feral Cat We Thought We Were Feeding. Will Never Go Out That Door After Dark Again

Put A Trail Cam At Floor Level By The Front Door To See The Feral Cat We Thought We Were Feeding. Will Never Go Out That Door After Dark Again

Robin Bridgewater Tingley Report

Peter Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

You fed the cat...to the bear!

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#49

Well... There Was A Frog Here

Well... There Was A Frog Here

Jenna Poncelet Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

Took me a moment to realise.

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#50

Not Quite Sure I Interpreted The "Crap Wildlife" Part Of The Name Of The Group Name Correctly, But One Thing Is For Sure: This Polar Bear Is Not Peeing

Not Quite Sure I Interpreted The "Crap Wildlife" Part Of The Name Of The Group Name Correctly, But One Thing Is For Sure: This Polar Bear Is Not Peeing

Vide Brandt Report

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that a CocaCola bear making more CocaCola?

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