Funniest Organism Photos

5 years ago, I was eating dinner in Yosemite National Park when a squirrel comes up to me and starts eating my napkin. I was dying so much and then another squirrel starts eating the cheese that was on the table. I cracked up so much that I fell out of my chair and was then crying because it was so hilarious.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50912492
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50912493
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50912491

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There is one and only one. Good ol’ Gerald :)

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Gerald rocks, but there are definitely other amazing organisms out there that come near Gerald.
But none will ever equal Gerald

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Very true. Gerald has an uncanny ability to explode ethernet cables, the rest of them can’t do that yet.

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My likes are used up but if I could, I would like that comment 100%

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I do like a similar one like your… those squirrels are always pretty fun to watch

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37754865

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That is absolutely insane

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There’s several projects that gather these:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/geralds-of-the-world
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/observational-comedy
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/organisms-on-or-near-appropriate-signs

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https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49794577

This is a cute painted rock, which looks like a frog. The “funniest” part are the comments

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what’s a gerald?

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Visit the link in @cablecam’s comment:

And also here:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-did-the-observation-of-gerald-the-muskrat-go-viral-on-inaturalist/7851/9

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oh shit, when i first visited the link i didn’t look into the comments, so i was just wondering why there is a picture of a muskrat doing nothing funny at all :D

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Can’t find it now (might have been deleted) but someone posted a photo of themselves on the toilet and a commenter tagged it with “ancestral and modern humans” and commented that the OP clearly wasn’t sapiens sapiens.

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mine is not very funny, but I laughed so hard with these loud parakeet in Argentina eating a mayonnaise sachet
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36607158
I was surprised at how cunning they are, and how avid they were when collecting food from people, I remembered that a friend visited the same area and had the same reaction.

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I went killjoy on that one and ID’ed it as Human. Sorry, Not Sorry. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Per curator comments I’ve seen on observations before, jokes are fine in the comments, but not in the ID.

Though correct IDs with joke comments are fine, as long as the ID itself is correct, as is demonstrated many times on Gerald:

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Your one brother that always ruins family pictures: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14188735

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These 3 observations have pictures of the same animal. Shouldn’t you merge them?

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I couldn’t pick just one so went with a few!

This kāruhiruhi that was pooing while screaming
These two kororā chicks that look like they got in an argument and are facing into opposite corners of the box
These two kororā that were third-wheeling the other one
This photo showing exactly how wobbly kororā are when they walk

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From a more perverse perspective, I recall one guy who took pictures of his feces on paper towels and called them “intestinal parasites” in the subphylum Crustacea

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Here is one. It isn’t mine but it is still funny.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37656500

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