Comedic Photos Prove It’s Not Always A “Day At The Beach”

Typically, a day at the beach is the most relaxing day of the year. That’s where people go to unwind and relax and probably the intention of most of the people in these photos. However, that didn’t pan out for them. These people went to the beach and made very different memories than they had planned on. From watersports fails to the worst sunburns you’ve ever seen, these people probably should have stayed on the couch!

No Diving in the Shallow End

Well, this is one way to get back at someone. The boogie board is attached to the guy with yellow shorts, yet it looks as though this other kid was the one actually on the boogie board.

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Instagram/@drgbardwell
Instagram/@drgbardwell

It looks as if the guy in the yellow shorts pulled the board from underneath the other kid. You can definitely see the devious smile of pay back all over his face. Poor kid looks like he took quite the dive.

Mud Bath Anyone?

Did this family get caught in an oil spill? Maybe some tar? They look like they are in full body black suits.

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Sergei MalgavkoTASS via Getty Images
Sergei MalgavkoTASS via Getty Images

Apparently, there has been a volcano island formed in Russia that mixes with the minerals of the water and shoot up this mud-like texture. Many people, locals, and tourists, come here to bathe in the mud as it is known to help relieve pain from different health problems such as sciatica, arthritis, or muscle pain.

The New Place to Work Remotely

Props to this guy for switching up the scenery from his in-home office to one of more character, fresh air, nature, and some vitamin D. However, the vitamin D looks a bit limited in this picture, but it’s still just as strong when it’s overcast. I hope he packed sunscreen!!

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Reddit / jasonjulias
Reddit / jasonjulias

Looks like he’s got all the necessities: cooler, grill, towel, and hopefully his own personal hotspot. His chair doesn’t seem very supportive, but hey, at least he seems to be enjoying himself.

Ring of Fire

So many questions. How long did this take to make? Where are this guys’ friends? Who’s genius idea was this?

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Imgur / clickfun
Imgur / clickfun

Who needs a luxury bonfire when you can make one for free out of sand? The fire should probably be a bit bigger when there are more people, but it’s perfect for this lone ranger. Hopefully his friends and family are on their way to join him. I can’t imagine this big ol’ circle isn’t meant for more.

Self Made Tattoo

You know you’re relaxed when you fall asleep, drink in hand under the sun. Looks like this guy got himself a new tan line. It is quite creative and very original. Whether it was intentional or not we will never know. We love how the hand and arm are even in the outline.

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Twitter / tobafe
Twitter / tobafe

Often times you see people fall asleep under the hot sun and sadly, they forget to reapply sunscreen or put any on at all.

Time for a Selfie!

Is that an iPad or a laptop? Are they face-timing or taking a picture? Whichever they are doing, they obviously are just wanting to show off their awesome bathing suits and the fact that they are at the beach enjoying the warm sun.

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Instagram/@beachingishard
Instagram/@beachingishard

Carrying a technological device like that over the ocean water does not seem like the best idea though. One slip of the grip and that thing is soiled with water. Hopefully, they have a protective case on it!

Come On In Guys, the Water Feels Great!

This horse is living its best life! He’s ready to give some tourists the ride of their lives. Just hop on top and he will ride straight through the sunset where the horizon kisses the ocean water ever so delicately for the viewers’ pure enjoyment.

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Imgur/ raizzark
Imgur/ raizzark

We do not think we have seen a horse happier to get to work and give people the grand tour of the beach. If only he could talk and we could hear his enthusiasm.

Someone’s a bit Lost

Well, this is something you do not see every day. Welcome to the island of the cows where you can witness them in an unnatural habitat. Like humans, the cows come here for their yearly vacation to relax and unwind.

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Imgur / FunAlive3
Imgur / FunAlive3

Humans and cows alike can come together to admire the beautiful coastlines while sipping margaritas. We are just kidding, but we bet that would provide quite the advertisement for cheese, milk, and meat: “Margarita Fed.”

The Waves are Calling

Is this a sign of the infamous Garfield retiring? After 40 years of entertainment through comic strips, toys, video games, other merchandise to movies and tv shows, we are sure he has definitely done his time.

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FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images
FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images

You might think this is a rare sighting, but it was actually the norm back in 1980. Locals would find these Garfield phones washed up on shore in Brittany, France. 30 years this lasted until they discovered an old shipping container in a hard-to-access cave.

Piggy Back Riding

What happened here? A tragic, tragic accident is what this is. It just takes one small animal to cross the road and a driver with a heart for their furry friends to swerve out of the way only to cause a huge crash.

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Pinterest / clifforddweller
Pinterest / clifforddweller

Looks like the day would have been great. Who doesn’t love boat rides? Too bad it does not look like they’ll be making it to the water after all. At least the furry friend lives on.

Sand Castle Dog

What a patient dog to have sat in the sand long enough to have its body completely buried. With no care in the world, this dog just allowed its owners to pile on the dirt as they please.

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Pinterest / clifforddweller
Pinterest / clifforddweller

Although he might not particularly thrilled about it, not making eye contact with the camera and all, he’s a good boy and will do anything to make his owners happy. We’re guessing he made a run for the water after snapping this pic.

Who Let the Monkey’s Out?

Nothing like getting ambushed by a swarm of monkeys. What do you do to fight them off? Feed them bananas, of course! Although, it looks like this lady is trying to teach these hungry monkeys some manners before rewarding them with a treat.

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Topix / offbeat
Topix / offbeat

Monkeys are known to want what they want and do whatever they can to get it. However, they seem to be giving the respect this lady is demanding in order to get a banana.

Trouble in Paradise

Not sure what the exchange is between these love birds, but it doesn’t look good. Poor gal seems quite troubled, sad, or shocked. Could he be second-guessing their big day? It’s unclear what the status is of the two individuals. She’s wearing a wedding gown and he looks like he’s just on vacation. I don’t think he’s wearing attire fit for a wedding.

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Instagram / heatherparady
Instagram / heatherparady

Whatever the case may be, whoever took this photo must have witnessed a real-life Bachelor in Paradise episode.

These Are Mine

You can never be too careful when it comes to your sandals. Especially ones of such high value as the ones in this picture. They must be one of kind!

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Reddit / wakefool
Reddit / wakefool

Or someone’s punk brother decided to get back at their sister by locking her favorite paper of sandals on a bike rack. What a genius way of manipulation. Kid brother can have his sister do whatever he asks in order for him to get the key to unlock her beloved sandals.

Straight Chillin

Whose kid is this? No, seriously, where are this kid’s parents? He’s on the float of his life into the abyss of the ocean without any supervision. At least he seems pretty geared up in floating devices, but unless he knows how to swim, they will work against him in his struggle to go against the current. Let’s hope his parents are nearby.

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Imgur/ hannabananaforscale
Imgur/ hannabananaforscale

His little fohawk and stunna shades are really completing this “I’m in vacation mode” look.

Friends?

We are jealous of whoever got to witness this interaction. It is definitely a rare siting. At least neither mammal seems to be alarmed or aggressive towards one another. They just look curious about one another and probably developed quite the friendship.

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Imgur / FreshPrinceOfDenmark
Imgur / FreshPrinceOfDenmark

It is always fun to watch dogs interact with other animals to see how they respond and/or communicate with one another. It is an opportunity for their wildlife instincts to kick-in as opposed to their domesticated manners.

Anyone feeling risky??

Well, this seems inviting. Who wouldn’t want to take a swim in such appealing ocean waves? So what if there are crocodiles? It’s about time we face them head-on Steve Irwin style. Anyone up for the adrenaline rush?

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Instagram / gaapyah
Instagram / gaapyah

However, it must be pretty dangerous since the sign is along the coastline. At least the authorities did their best to make it clear it was indeed not safe, but we’re sure there will still be a few that swim, despite the warnings.

Family Pictures Gone Wrong

Nothing makes your heart sink more than watching your child fall in mid-air from your arms and you not being prepared to catch him. We can’t imagine what’s going through that mama’s head. From family bliss posing to devastating fear.

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Reddit / mainstreetsteve
Reddit / mainstreetsteve

It is pretty obvious by the pure panic on her face that she is no longer concerned about the pictures. It is hard to tell how this could have happened, but that little guy must have been pretty slippery.

Not the Cat’s Meow

This is quite the picture. The owner of this obviously frightened cat wanted her furry pet to enjoy what she feels is a peaceful walk. Unfortunately, Mr. Jenkins seemed to think otherwise. Maybe it is the cold wind or the utter fear of the water. There are few pets who actually enjoy bath time so it is understandable the look of terror on this kitty’s face.

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Imgur / quicksilver540
Imgur / quicksilver540

For whatever it is worth, at least the owner was able to capture what will probably be the only time Mr. Jenkins joins her at the beach.

Look, Mom! I’m an Ostrich!

What a precious bundle of joy to find this little guy enjoying the beach. He’s embracing the fullness of the ocean and really becoming one with it. Or maybe he’s trying to see how long he can hold his breath underwater. His trunk seems like it’s completely immersed.

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Reddit / fugololo
Reddit / fugololo

Perhaps his siblings threw some sand in his eyes and he went straight to the water to wash them out. Or as the caption says, he’s showing off his versatile capabilities to impersonate other animals.

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Take a look at this wet pup! Looks like he is jamming out to his favorite song and strutting his stuff right on the beach. It is not every day you see a dog with some killer dance moves.

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Twitter / arthurik87
Twitter / arthurik87

However, the fact that his ears are standing straight up is so unnatural. It could have been really windy, but even then it is hard to say that is what caused his ears to fly. He must have actually been galloping towards his owner when this photo was taken.

Hola Mamacitas!

Is it just us or does this dog look like Robert Dinero on vacation? Whoever dressed this dog up did a classic job. The fact that it is a chihuahua with a sombrero, glasses and a cigar is just priceless.

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Pinterest / beadlebug34
Pinterest / beadlebug34

Even better, this dog is walking like a human to set the example for the baby girl behind him to see how it’s done. Who can say that their dog taught their child to walk?

Scorched

We hope whoever’s feet these are, that they own a large bottle of aloe vera! Just looking at them makes one’s feet begin burning. The pain this person is feeling must be absolutely excruciating.

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Twitter / MemesYurley
Twitter / MemesYurley

Although you would think with the feet being the only thing exposed, they would lather on some sunscreen to prevent this from happening. Or maybe they were not expecting to expose their feet to the sun since it is apparent he or she was wearing pants.

Suns Out, Buns Out

Well is this not the cutest sight to see? Just a golden French Bull Dog lounging on the shore on his day off. He’s catching the rays in style with his mat, his water, and his umbrella for prime sun exposure.

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Pinterest / nguyenthihanh251197
Pinterest / nguyenthihanh251197

He is so content and happy laying out in the sun taking his sunbath. Whoever owns this little ball of joy has the ultimate chillin buddy for the summer.

You Still There, Honey?

Someone come get your man. Poor guy has been stranded on the sand by himself. His hand reaches out only to feel no one beside him. A lonely man covers himself with a towel to cover the embarrassment of his identity as the only one who is by himself on the beach.

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Pinterest / clifforddweller
Pinterest / clifforddweller

Such a sad tale. Just a man with his bag of blueberries and sandals avoiding the sun at the beach with no one to enjoy it with.

Surfer vs. The Wave

The song that comes to mind looking at this picture is “Free Falling” by John Mayer. Have you ever listened to it? Here we see a guy who caught some air on this wave and gravity doing what gravity does best. As John Mayer would sing in another one of his songs, “Gravity is working against me. And gravity wants to bring me down.”

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Paul Bersebach/Orange County Register via Getty Images
Paul Bersebach/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Who knew there could be a picture that would bring to life some of John Mayer’s most classic songs?

Someone Help Her!

At first glance, it is easy to miss the Irish girl lying down in the background since she literally blends in with the pale color of the sand. It is known that the Irish have the fairest skin of them all and are predisposed to more skin conditions.

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Twitter / maggieblake
Twitter / maggieblake

I hope she came well prepared to the beach with SPF 100 sunscreen to prevent her vulnerable skin from being scorched by the hot sun. That’d be one unpleasant souvenir.

Not Today, Sun. Not Today.

Why would someone go to the beach only to completely suffocate themselves under sweaters and towels? STAY HOME. On the other hand, this is probably someone’s pasty aunt who visited from some place cold and she wanted the experience of “toes in the sand” without the sun beating on her.

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Reddit / dmcneary
Reddit / dmcneary

Or it’s a willing mom who took her beach-loving kids to the ocean and this is her way of survival. In that case, we give her props.

Cage Swimming, anyone?

These folks have absolutely lost their minds if they think that they will be able to accomplish much at all with these structures around them in the ocean. It makes you wonder what their intentions were with these cage-like things.

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Reddit / Jorgwalther
Reddit / Jorgwalther

It looks impossible to swim in and the fact that they have cutouts at the bottom of it doesn’t reassure there is full protection if you were in it. This isn’t stopping any sharks…

Go, Go, Gadget Truck Boat

Which car salesman told this person this truck could float in water? We swear car salesman just get more and more creative with saying the most ridiculous things to get people to buy a car from them. Unfortunately, this poor soul actually believed them and it ended up in their loss.

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Reddit / markesmongu
Reddit / markesmongu

We hope they were able to enjoy their truck while it lasted. We’d be surprised if they ended up buying another one from the same guy.

Ancient Artifact Washes onto Shore

It has been 18 years since the production of cassette tapes came to a halt back in 2002. The way we play music now is at the tip of our fingertips on our phones with the push of a button. No more rewinding tapes or fast-forwarding to our favorite songs.

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Pinterest / clifforddweller
Pinterest / clifforddweller

The younger ones of Gen Z probably has no idea what these are or how to use them. It is a foreign concept to them.

I Walk This Lonely Road

Looks like this little cow lost its friends. If there was anywhere to get lost, the beach would definitely be a great place to be a lonesome cow.

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Instagram / svsreekesh
Instagram / svsreekesh

Did you know there is a beach in France called Corsica where cows roam around? It is their home and they are not always the most friendly towards the humans who come to visit. Unfortunately, there have been quite a few reports stating the cows actually attacked people before.

Just One of the Girls

Who needs plastic surgery when you can experience the enhancements by creating them in the sand? This guy just wanted to fit in and be accepted as if he were one of the girls.

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Instagram / princesshyliaaan
Instagram / princesshyliaaan

So he volunteered to be buried which allowed the girls to give him the assets to be accepted by the girls. He does not look too thrilled in the picture but is definitely something he seems to have regretted base on the look on his face.

This is BOMB!

“Wooo!! Take my picture by this massive fire on the pier!” This gal obviously has no remorse or concern for the explosion happening behind her. All she cares about is her bottle of who knows what and her 50’s style photo capture at the beach.

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Reddit / Yoko8th
Reddit / Yoko8th

We shall forever wonder what caused this to occur. Was it a fire? Was it an explosion? And the biggest question, why is this girl unaffected by it? Could she be the culprit?

Head in the Books

Whoever is on the receiving end of this picture definitely got in a good laugh, we are sure. Such a silly book cover to read in public, but also the best entertainment for those looking in her direction.

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Imgur / raymichel
Imgur / raymichel

Looks like she went right along with it by perfectly holding it up to her face and even putting her hand out as if she is the one making the funny face. We cannot stop laughing over here.

Epic Fail

What a sight to see. This is why we do not skimboard so close to the shore breaks. Those suckers will suck you right in and pummel you right into the ground. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this picture again.

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Instagram / rectangulo_amoroso
Instagram / rectangulo_amoroso

Their foot is straight up in the air indicating tumbling at shore level. There must be some serious strength to that wave along with some unstable balance by the skimboarder to create an image like this.

Timber!

Don’t you just hate when this happens? You are all settled on the beach with everything set up. The last thing to do is to set up the beach lounger so you unfold it and stick it in the sand ready to just sit down and relax. However, once you take a seat, the flimsy thing just topples backward!!

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Instagram / stepho16
Instagram / stepho16

Definitely not the ideal way to start a day at the beach. Hopefully, this poor man was able to fix it.

Too Much to Drink

It does not appear whatever she fell off of was in motion. Poor gal was probably just trying to strike her best pose, but due to the many drinks she had beforehand, she ended up falling off mid-picture!

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Instagram / mugspray
Instagram / mugspray

Who knows, maybe she was trying to do an action shot, but the way her body seems to be bracing for the landing, we highly doubt that was the case. Let this be a lesson to all.

Photoshoot Gone Wrong

Here is another picture gone wrong. Looks like this gal needs to work on her upper arm strength in order to hold herself up. Poor thing tried to push up but was not able to in time to avoid the oncoming waves.

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Instagram / spexyart
Instagram / spexyart

Maybe she was going for the headless bikini lady pose. Who knows. Either way we are certain no one likes having their head upside down in the water. That is where it all ends up in your nose. She probably came up coughing up sand and water.

Refreshing Drink

At least one time in your life, you have to try to get artsy and creative with your pictures. These gals almost pulled it off with the depth perception. It is just slightly off.

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Twitter / micheleportie
Twitter / micheleportie

Hey friend, you look thirsty. Let me crack a soda open for you, open up! This is what friends are for– helping you out or making you look ridiculous. We love them either way. Cheers to a girls’ day at the beach.

Say Cheese!!

Head over to the Cayman Islands where they have all kinds of sea life as well as stingrays just like in this picture. Look, the stingray is posing with his little smile and everything. Too bad these ladies were not too prepared since complete fear is written all over their faces.

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Twitter/@CaptainJabbo
Twitter/@CaptainJabbo

It is definitely still a great keepsake picture as it is a priceless capture. Something they can keep to look back on and laugh at for years to come.

Wiped Out

It is a bit difficult to depict what is really happening in this photo. Hopefully, it is nothing serious. It could be she was throwing a little tantrum because she did not want to pull the wagon anymore. She could also just be taking a break and plopped herself on the sand.

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Twitter/@Colleenmayes2
Twitter/@Colleenmayes2

Who doesn’t enjoy the warmth of the sun on the sand after a long swim in the ocean? It is quite therapeutic. She could simply be soaking up the warmth.

Family Shenanigans

First of all, can we all recognize the lighting of this picture totally makes it look like this family is standing in snow? That would be quite the sight to see would it not? Having snow on one side and the ocean on the other. Talk about trippy.

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Twitter/@rowold_kelly
Twitter/@rowold_kelly

Speaking of trippy… The sister in this picture took quite the fall with no help from the brother. It doesn’t look like he did much to break her fall. This is another one of those pictures to cherish and laugh at for years to come.

The World’s Largest Toilet

No shame in this kid’s game! Forget being discreet about it, this kid just walked straight up to the most shallow end of the water and decided to take a leak.

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Twitter/@Pylar
Twitter/@Pylar

You can see the lady walking past him is trying to just keep her head down as if there is nothing strange going on in her line of sight. Our question is, where are this kid’s parents, and are they coming for their son?

Skewed View

This looks like a panoramic picture gone wrong. Either that or a horrible attempt to edit this picture. It is just so unrealistic.

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Twitter/@Cougar1978
Twitter/@Cougar1978

At first glance though, I guess it looks like a very strange waterfall. This would be the epitome of “life on the edge.” Not quite sure how a panoramic image can go so wrong, but at least it has the privilege of being in our article! From a bad picture to being seen by hundreds.

Savage

Well, this is a bit of a heart breaker. Not sure where the humor is in disowning your own child, but to each their own. The poor child will grow up to see this picture and be absolutely devastated by whoever created it.

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Twitter/@alyssarvieira
Twitter/@alyssarvieira

A child must be pretty difficult to be offered up like this. Whoever took the time to write this out in the sand must have been pretty fed up with the child in the picture.

Goal vs. Reality

How many girls do you see trying to get the perfect pose for social media? In a world where social media is all that people seem to care about, unfortunately, this is a common sight to see.

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Instagram/@erikawiniarz
Instagram/@erikawiniarz

This is the perfect depiction of the false reality that lies within social media. People try to portray their lives as flawless when in reality, it’s not always the case. It is good to post the fails from time to time to show people your human.

The Lonely Giraffe

What in the world is happening in this picture? There are people fully clothed, people in their swimsuits in the water, and then this lonely giraffe. Just a guy becoming one with his inner self we suppose.

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Instagram/@worstthingsevergram
Instagram/@worstthingsevergram

Nothing like gearing up in your best giraffe suit for a nice stroll along this busy beach. No one even seems to be phased by his existence. Is this a cry for help? A lonely guy just wanting to be noticed?