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Highly commended - by (C) Tom McDonnell

It looks as if one seal is laughing at the other and the other seal is going to slap him.

– Jason Parnell-Brooks

This is a picture from the The Mammal Society Mammal Photographer of the Year 2013 competition. It made me genuinely laugh out loud. You can see the winning and highly commended images here: www.flickr.com/photos/87959705@N06/sets/72157632713655369

All the 199 shortlisted images can be found here: www.flickr.com/photos/87959705@N06/sets/72157632806348114

Side note: how ironic is it that ‘laugh out loud’ or ‘lol’ now doesn’t always mean that someone has laughed out loud, and now has to be prefaced by ‘actual’ or similar to restore its original meaning?