The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (see 2016 and 2015) are still accepting entries but while the judges are warming up we can already take a peek at some of the best photos of the photography contest.

Despite the humorous approach, this photo contest isn't just about amusement. Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded them to spotlight wildlife conservation efforts as well.

"The last two years have seen some amazing pictures," they said. "We want to see even more wild animals represented than before. Go out and photograph, wherever you are... a squirrel could win the competition. We want to raise awareness of conservation of all animals all over the world, so wherever you are, take pictures of those wilder things!"

The deadline for entries is on the 30th of September, so many fantastically funny photos are yet to be submitted, but we thought we'd share a collection of our favorite snaps so far.

More info: comedywildlifephoto.com (h/t: dyt)

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Help!!!, Opusztaszer, Hungary By Tibor Kercz

Help!!!, Opusztaszer, Hungary By Tibor Kercz

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Janice Foster
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3 years ago

Awwww!

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#2

Must Have Three-putted, San Jose, California By Douglas Croft

Must Have Three-putted, San Jose, California By Douglas Croft

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Civilized fox :)

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#3

Stopped By A Toll Collector, Queensland, Australia By Katarina Denesova

Stopped By A Toll Collector, Queensland, Australia By Katarina Denesova

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Janice Foster
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3 years ago

Not sure if cute or spooky!

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#4

Wtf?!, San Simeon, California By George Cathcart

Wtf?!, San Simeon, California By George Cathcart

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

"That mole on your neck dude! " :)

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#5

Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks, Masai Mara, Kenya By Graeme Guy

Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks, Masai Mara, Kenya By Graeme Guy

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Mom, my turn, please!! :)

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#6

Kung Fu Training - Australian Style, Flowers Gap, Australia By Andrey Giljov

Kung Fu Training - Australian Style, Flowers Gap, Australia By Andrey Giljov

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

More like painting on an invisible canvas :)

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#7

I’m Ok, Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Madagascar By Yamamoto Tsuneo

I’m Ok, Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Madagascar By Yamamoto Tsuneo

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

"that's good ...coffee mate! "

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#8

Three Tanors, South Georgia Island By Roie Galitz

Three Tanors, South Georgia Island By Roie Galitz

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

"hahahah this photograph guy has such a weird nose!!!" ^^

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#9

Pirate In Disguise, Metropolitana, Chile By Andres Vejar

Pirate In Disguise, Metropolitana, Chile By Andres Vejar

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Margie Lazou
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3 years ago

Lol this is hilarious!

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#10

Pikachu!, Ramat Gan, Israel By Nadav Bagim

Pikachu!, Ramat Gan, Israel By Nadav Bagim

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Janice Foster
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3 years ago

Awww! So cute and inquisitive looking!

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#11

Hello? Are You Awake?, Vancouver, British Columbia By Kristine Mayes

Hello? Are You Awake?, Vancouver, British Columbia By Kristine Mayes

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Ana-Maria Dan
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3 years ago

Guys?! Guys! Come one I didn't mean it like that. I promise...

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#12

Trouble In Parad’ice, Antarctica By Peter Odeh

Trouble In Parad’ice, Antarctica By Peter Odeh

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

"did you just fart?" :D

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#13

Oooh Matron - Carry On Up The Jungle!, Tanzania By Gill Merritt

Oooh Matron - Carry On Up The Jungle!, Tanzania By Gill Merritt

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Miradona Balog
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3 years ago

Derpy lion

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#14

The Operating System Cannot Run, Isla Martillo, Beagle Channel

The Operating System Cannot Run, Isla Martillo, Beagle Channel

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Ana-Maria Dan
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3 years ago

Attack mode engaged in 3... 2... 1... FIRE!

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