These 20 Unflattering Animal Photos Will Make You Feel So Much Better About Being An Ugly Human

It’s safe to say that humans are a fickle bunch when it comes to their looks. Sure, everyone’s beautiful on the inside, but there are definitely some days when you just can’t help but feel insecure about your appearance. So, what better way to comfort yourself than with the knowledge that your species isn’t quite the most unattractive one on the planet – take this polar bear, for instance, who clearly doesn’t give two shakes who sees him slumped over. Can you imagine drinking like this, face first in a trough?

This doe seems great at making a real ass of herself in public. But then again, if you had no awareness of your own decency, perhaps you’d be inclined to wash yourself in the open too. Though probably not with your tongue…

Bears are usually frightfully menacing creatures that you probably wouldn’t want to stumble across in the wild. But this guy looks about as intimidating as a wet fish thanks to his hilariously large tongue. Maybe he’s just auditioning to replace Gene Simmons in KISS?

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Lions are typically found majestically stalking the plains of the savanna, hunting down their prey. Their savagery is matched only by their grace – except in this case, where the once-magnificent feline has been caught pulling a funny face.

There’s a reason most cats get neutered, and we’re beginning to think it isn’t so they can’t reproduce. After all, nobody wants to walk outside and see this – has he no shame? Still, you can take comfort in the fact that not all cats are so wonderfully photogenic.

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We’ve all been there: someone takes your photo with the flash on, startling you into closing your eyes. And, of course, the camera captures you mid-blink, so you look neither asleep nor awake – just monumentally daft. Well, now you know owls do it too.

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Chameleons are better known for their ability to blend into their surroundings, but this little guy is apparently doing everything he can to stick out like a sore thumb. His hilarious expression looks like something straight out of The Muppets.

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Imagine if animals could talk – what would they say? In this poor deer’s case, probably, “Delete that photo!” Alas, his comical features are now forever available for us humans to guffaw at, and hopefully feel better about ourselves in the process.

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This horse has got to be just trolling the photographer, surely. How else could he so perfectly twist his neck and head in such a hilarious fashion? It might not be a flattering picture for the animal, but it’s sure cheered us up.

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This owl is every single person who’s ever been rudely awoken while hungover. Just look at the silent, venomous loathing in his barely open eyes. He’s definitely ready to kill the next person who dares to make a loud noise.

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Bears are at real risk of losing their reputation for being dangerous beasts. If all they’re going to do is stick their tongues out and look stupid in photographs, do we really have any legitimate reason to feel afraid of them anymore? Well, probably – but at least they can make us feel better about ourselves in the meantime.

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There’s nothing flattering about this dog’s picture. He doesn’t even look cute – just astronomically crazy. For every bad photo you’ve ever had taken, just think: it can’t be as bad as this one.

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Remember when cats were adorable? Nope, us neither. This silly specimen’s elongated tongue might be useful for washing those hard-to-reach places, but it sure doesn’t help it look cute in photographs.

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These furry felines just keep getting better. For our self-esteem, anyway – from their perspective, it probably looks much worse. And while having no sense of self-worth might be considered a detriment by some, we bet plenty of people are secretly envious of these unabashed animals.

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When food is on the line, there’s no time to worry about appearances – at least if you’re a sun bear. So for every time you’ve had to carefully think about your looks while eating after someone’s whipped a camera out, think of this girl without a care in the world. That’s what you could look like…

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This soaked-to-the-beak bird doesn’t look impressed – but is it any wonder? After all, how happy would you be if someone decided to take a photo of you just as you came out of the shower? Then again, chances are it’d be a more flattering picture than this one.

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Taking photos with your babies is about as cute as it comes – unless you’re this bird, apparently. Rest assured that no matter how strange your post-birth pictures look, they’ll never be as weird as this bird’s expression.

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What a poser. There’s no way this cow isn’t acting like that for the camera on purpose – he’s clearly a veteran photography subject who intends to make the most of his time in the spotlight. Even if that’s by pulling a horrendously unflattering, but equally hilarious, face.

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Remember in Friends when Chandler has trouble smiling for a photo? Even he can take comfort in the knowledge that he didn’t look this stupid. Or maybe he did – in fact, it’s almost uncanny. Well, at least none of us look like this in photos. Right?

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Some animals don’t have a good or bad side when it comes to being photographed; they just have their sides, like this bird. We imagine it would be difficult to capture a flattering photo of this poor creature.

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