According to some estimates, more than 3.2 billion images and 720,000 hours of video are shared daily. That's a lot. Way more than our social media feeds can show us. So when faced with such an abundance of content, how do we decide what is worthwhile and what's not?

Well, if we allow the Facebook page 'Important Animal Images' to try and convince us, it's everything animals-related. And let me tell you, after you go through their archive, it's hard to disagree. They have a cat smiling through a soap bubble, a raccoon washing the floor with its belly, and all the other creatures that are simply impawsible to resist.

Continue scrolling to check out the best recent posts by 'Important Animal Images' and if your Monday is especially rough, fire up Bored Panda's earlier publications on the page here and here. They will definitely help to start the week right!

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks bud, I needed a break, having kids is exhausting ... hahaha

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The person behind the page told Bored Panda it was their love for animals that inspired this fun online project. "I've been running a cat page for very long but wanted to post other animals as well," they said. "I will probably create some more animal pages in the future as well, but with different themes."

The founder of the page hasn't set any criteria for choosing the pictures, everything they post is pretty random.

However, they think that the community of 'Important Animal Images' is what separates the page from the rest. "I don't have words to describe [these] followers or family, whatever word you'd like to use, they are the ones who make this group special. I don't know how far this page will go but I'll try my best to work for the betterment of stray animals through it. I plan to start doing this very soon."

If you too want to begin photographing animals but don't know where to start, your first model can be your pet! UK dog photographer Rhian White told Bored Panda that her number one advice for every beginner is to stay patient. Both with yourself and your lack of knowledge and experience as well as with things that are out of your control, like other animals and people popping over to say hi during a shoot outside.

"I can't talk about other pets because my specialty is dogs but there are lots of challenges when it comes to photographing them, specifically in the outdoors, which is what I do," White said. "First of all, there's the weather. You might like a nice sunny day, but it might be, especially in the UK, really cloudy and windy."

"Another thing is location. You could go to a park or the beach, and there might be too many distractions for the dog, whether they like to play with other pups or they're just fearful of busy places, there's lots of noise, lots of things going on."

White has also had plenty of shoots where her subjects weren't really interested in posing. "When a dog isn't motivated, it becomes very difficult to get them engaged," she explained. If you end up in a similar situation, the photographer suggests taking out a ball or a toy, maybe even some food, and try to get the pup to cooperate using rewards. You can also ask other people (or even dogs!) for some extra help.

Remember, you just have to learn what that particular model likes the most and go with it.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Turn your cat into a squirrel with the magic power of bubbles

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That being said, there are limits. "Some dogs can be a bit nervous of, like I said, busy places, or even me, you know, a stranger. So I have to really play it by ear and go with the flow in terms of what that dog is happy with," Rhian White said. "Every shoot that I do is tailored to that dog and what they're comfortable with. Never get a dog to do what they don't want to do."

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good cop, bad cop, we all know which one is playing bad cop.

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to tell you about our Lord and Saviour, Ribbitmaster Ken.

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Rhian said it's hard enough to photograph one pet, but sometimes you want to get a few of them in the same frame. "The more dogs that you add into the mix, the more challenging it becomes. One time, I photographed seven dogs in one go. And that's very, very difficult, especially to get an action shot of them running together. I mean, it's nearly impossible." Again, patience!

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"I think the best thing for people to do is just go out and practice, even if you get nothing, just keep going."

However, you should always remember that the animal comes first, and pictures second. "That way, you'll get a happy dog in the pictures," Rhian White said.

"I've noticed some people are not patient with themselves and they're not really very patient with the dogs either. They get very frustrated ... A lot of people say 'My dog won't pose for a picture.' Or 'It won't look at the camera.' Well, to that, my first question is this: when you try to take a picture of them, how long do you take to do it? If the answer is a couple of minutes, that's a couple of minutes too long! You need to take a couple of seconds and then give the animal a really big reward. Whatever it is that they want, just give it to them! Then they'll learn that you taking pictures of them is actually a really fun thing to do."

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So tell me, how did the story end .... what happened next?

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Yes, my legs go numb after a while but the view is fabulous"

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"A wee bit higher up and to the left, please. This shouldn't take more than half an hour"

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Vasha
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A group of maritacas crowds the façade of a building in São Paulo, According to residents, this has been going on for 25 years. The bird is the Periquitão Maracanã (Psittacara leucophthalmus) and on the façade of this building she finds clay, which is part of its natural diet. Studies indicate that consumption of clay helps in reducing the toxicity of some of the compounds of plants that the bird ingests, in addition to providing nutrients such as mineral salts. Outside the city, they usually find this food in ravines.

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Jo Johannsen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog used to love getting fed a treat like this. She was very gentle with the fork, always good manners.

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snipergun
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this kitten photoshoped with mouth of guinea pig? I don't know it it is but it looks like that for me.

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that the lady at the back is queuing and socially distancing perfectly.

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KJ
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That male hamster looks rather determined.

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nothing to see here, just my carry on luggage.

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