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#EmojisInTheWild Is Taking Over Instagram

04/28/2015 08:49 am ET | Updated Apr 29, 2015

For nature fiends, a glimpse of a rare Black Rhino or an endangered Sumatran Orangutan is the stuff dreams are made of. For lovers of the wild terrain that is the Internet, however, we get our kicks from seeing Prayer Hands IRL.

May we introduce you to #EmojisInTheWild, the hashtag that's taking Instagram by storm, tagging rare shots of the elusive Eggplant, the mysterious Twin Ballerinas and the infamous Vanilla Ice Cream Cone. (And, before you ask, no one has yet sighted a Smiley Poop.)

Ice cream float 🍦 #emojisinthewild #candyminimal #minimalATX

A photo posted by the candy-colored minimalist (@mattcrump) on

Yup, believe it or not, people are actually taking photographs of real life emoji Dislikes (thumbs down) and actual, non-digital emoji Pineapples (a pineapple). It's almost as if the real world was transforming itself into a simulacrum of the emoji world. What is real?!

Put on your safari hat and take a look at the many strange and colorful breeds of emoji making their way out of the screen and into real life below. Oh, and did we mention you can hashtag emoji now? #😍

🙌 // #emojisinthewild

A photo posted by Alex Tan (@alex.tvn) on

• 🏃 • 📷: @_alextvn #emojisinthewild

A photo posted by Justin Donaldson (@justin_donaldson) on

Having a bad hair day, but it could be worse 🍍🍍🍍

A photo posted by Ashley Rose (@ashr0se) on

👀👀👀

A photo posted by KAT☪ (@blkcbrd) on

💙 #emojisinthewild

A photo posted by Paulo del Valle (@paulo_delvalle) on

Head in the clouds ☁️#WHPlisten

A photo posted by JohnSpannos® (@vilonious) on

🚗💨 Hope y'all are enjoying your weekend!

A photo posted by Sam🔹 (@i_kiks) on

Next level 🍆 #WWIM11 #WWIM11_ballastpoint #welevitate #emojisinthewild

A photo posted by Eric Ng (@perfectlynormal.co) on

Too much #turnup this past week, time to 👎#emojisinthewild

A photo posted by Le Ciudad (@le_ciudad) on

🍳 Love my leather egg clutch Use the code "matty20" for 20% off your first purchase @bkbtconcept

A photo posted by Matte (@mattebrooks) on

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A photo posted by ☀️Jonathan ☀️ (@pittindiefreak) on

Summer time aesthetic. #emojisinthewild #😍 #redlipswontquit

A photo posted by Amanda (@darlingyogi) on

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