Take a break from doomscrolling and turn your attention toward the funniest competition on social media.
"Unflattering" pet photo challenges are currently going viral on Twitter, with a special emphasis on cats and dogs. There's a hashtag for each furry friend, and social media users have been all too happy to share hilarious pictures of their cats and dogs getting up to some ridiculous antics.
Below, TODAY Pets rounded up some of the silliest entries to the online competitions.
The #UnflatteringDogPhotoChallenge features plenty of goofy facial expressions and lots of enthusiasm.
— Lumos/*Nox (@LumosNoxDanes) October 14, 2020
Forget toothy smiles — this pup is only focused on a tennis ball.
— Mo (@MoWri13) October 14, 2020
One canine competitor looked like he or she had already been caught celebrating.
— Lilith Michael 🏴☠️ (@DarkLilith) October 14, 2020
Meanwhile, some pet parents couldn't choose just one picture to enter.
— kristen VOTE johnston (@thekjohnston) October 14, 2020
Over in the #UnflatteringCatPhotoChallenge, plenty of animal lovers submitted pictures of their cats engaging in some weird behavior.
— Titmouse (@Titmousie) October 9, 2020
One poor kitten looked photogenic enough, but the guilty expression and hilarious position certainly qualify as "unflattering."
— View from a Brit (@ViewBrit) October 10, 2020
Just like the dog challenge, there were plenty of goofy facial expressions.
— Russell Walker (@dameedithevans) October 9, 2020
A few cats proved that they're not just one-trick ponies and instead have a wide variety of ridiculous pouts.
— Kirsty @ PBPR 🏴🎧📚🎮 (@paperbkpunkrock) October 9, 2020
Some unfortunate entries featured recent haircuts with questionable final results.
— Ghostmouse (@Ghostmouse8) October 9, 2020
One recently shaved kitten looked more like a bobblehead doll than anybody's pet.
— 18 days until the election (@Maire_from_NJ) October 9, 2020
It's not just cats and dogs, either — a few pet owners have co-opted the hashtag to use for other furry friends.
— Trumptastrophe1 (@Trumptastrophe1) October 10, 2020
"Can hamsters join?" asked one user, while another submitted a set of photos of some ridiculous rabbits.
— 🍁🍂 Amy Wibberley 🍂🍁 (@AmyWibberley4) October 10, 2020
It's not quite clear where the challenges originated, but the ridiculous images have been a bright light for many social media users. Pet owners seem all too happy to share the goofy, candid pictures, and users on social media are quick to share and comment on them.
Looking to enter your own pets? Just add a photo on social media with either #UnflatteringDogPhotoChallenge or #UnflatteringCatPhotoChallenge.