It's that time of the year again! Now in its 5th year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards continue to delight everyone with the stellar quality of their entrants, in both a technical and comedic sense.

Behind the laughter is a serious message from founders of the photography awards, Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam. “Remember, we are all about conservation,” they write on their website. “We want you to take up our banner of wildlife conservation, bang the drum, beat the cymbal and make some noise, we need to spread the word – wildlife, as we know it, is in danger, all over the world and we need to do something to help save it. You can start by going and having a look at what the Born Free Foundation are doing at www.bornfree.org.uk

With the level of competition at an all-time high this year, the judges faced a nigh-impossible task of narrowing them down to just 40 best photos. However, they got there in the end and the results are here! Which are your favorites from this photo contest? Who do you think will win? Scroll down below to check out the final 40 for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Family Disagreement

Family Disagreement

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lilly nyangweso
Community Member
1 year ago

'Don't tell me to calm down!!!'

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Bored Panda spoke to Tom Sullum, one of the founders of the photography contest about this year's competition. "Personally I think this is the best selection of finalists we've yet had," he told us. "The competition is reaching more and more people and we had thousands of entries from approximately 80 countries. We love that this nature photography competition is border free!"

#2

Oh My

Oh My

Harry Walker Report

Wulcie Dood
Community Member
1 year ago

i spilt my tea....

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#3

Holly Jolly Snowy

Holly Jolly Snowy

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Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
1 year ago

Laughing at the foxes.

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"Our key message this year is that everyone can do their bit to help conservation. It doesn’t need to be a huge effort, just a little effort by each of us and we can make a difference. We have a few tips and tricks for people to make easy conservation initiatives:"

SHOP RESPONSIBLY.

Yup, this is super easy for everyone to do. For example; don't buy products which have palm oil, because the palm oil plantations are destroying rainforests and thus affecting the global weather. Try and avoid un-recyclable products. Give yourself a mission – ok how about one yoghurt pot per person per week of non-recyclable products? It is possible, you know. We have a great mate in London who does just that.

WATER USE AT HOME.

Ok, this is the thing, each time you flush the loo we send approx. 20ltrs of water down the drain – seriously, its crazy. So “If its yellow, let it mellow”…you know the rest…! Have shorter showers, water your garden a little less. Imagine if we all stop flushing our loos each time we did a wee, then billions and billions of litres of fresh water would be saved and available to rush down rivers, feed the fish, save the lakes and enable forests and trees and plants to flourish and grow which adds oxygen to our environment as well as supply homes and food for a global plethora of wildlife.


#4

Laid Back

Laid Back

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

When I grow up, I am going to be the boss

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#5

He's Right Behind Me Isn't He?

He's Right Behind Me Isn't He?

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Da, duh, da, duh! Swim as fast as you can!!!!!

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BECOME A “WILD" INFLUENCER.

Yup, you heard it here first. This is a special person who may be not an mega activist, but really, really cares about the environment and what is happening so you do a few very simple and easy things. For example, encourage your friends and family about some of the simple things we have mentioned above, talk about it in social media, in the pub, at work. Does your work place subscribe to some good environmental practices? Find really awesome conservation organisations and engage with them on email, or social media. Email or write to your local government representative, maybe an MP, a House of Rep, a counselor and find out what they are doing to help the wild animals around the world. Hold your elected representatives accountable. You have a voice, we all do, use it and don't be afraid.

#6

Deer? What Deer?

Deer? What Deer?

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the deer version of the drunken lampshade.

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#7

Excuse Me

Excuse Me

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Nawww quokka’s are so adorable.

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Tom says that the wildlife photographers are a mix of around 30% professional and 70% amateur, which makes for a broader variety of animals photographed. The message that the organizers want to promote is one of wildlife conservation.

“Our strong belief here at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is that the smallest thing can help conservation,” Tom explained. “By following Born Free on social media you have made one positive step. By supporting them financially, you make another big step. By sharing our posts, by buying the book, by keeping the conversation going... all these things help raise the issues of wild animal conservation.”

#8

Grab Life By The...

Grab Life By The...

Sarah Skinner Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone really doesnt want siblings

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#9

Squirrel Wishes

Squirrel Wishes

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is adorable.

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#10

Hi

Hi

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Baba Caine
Community Member
1 year ago

Today on mythbusters we try to prove..

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#11

Chest Bump

Chest Bump

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NCC~1701
Community Member
1 year ago

Broooooooooooo

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#12

Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

The bird doesn't seem to mind very much

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#13

Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning Blues

Eric Fisher Report

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
1 year ago

Never, ever again.

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#14

One Two Three Four Five ... I'm Going To Find You

One Two Three Four Five ... I'm Going To Find You

Valtteri Mulkahainen Report

Lori Savoca
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll just hide behind this tree right here and nobody will find me

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#15

Hello

Hello

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Liam Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

👋👋 Hello!

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#16

That's Hilarious Steve

That's Hilarious Steve

Lloyd Durham Report

Lori Savoca
Community Member
1 year ago

Literally ROTFLMFAO!!

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#17

Laughing Zebra

Laughing Zebra

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

So a giraffe and a hippo walked into a bar...

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#18

Space Man

Space Man

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That's why Ikea monkey wore a coat

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#19

Dancing ... Yeah

Dancing ... Yeah

Martina Gebert Report

Liam Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

STOP! In the name of love...🎵

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#20

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Emo penguin.

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#21

Who Would Like A Peanut? Squirrels At The University Of Michigan

Who Would Like A Peanut? Squirrels At The University Of Michigan

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Marshk
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha why is this not getting ranked towards the top? I agree Rhianna, It looks like he's getting sucked into another dimension screaming "heelllllpp"

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#22

Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 year ago

Seems he's got a bright idea! 💡

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#23

Pair Ice Skating

Pair Ice Skating

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Liam Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

Surely a wee bit more ice is required for ice skating! They're practicising for Simply Come Dancing.

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#24

Waltz Gone Wrong

Waltz Gone Wrong

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

This is leaked footage from the new Dirty Dancing sequel the BBC is producing.

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#25

To Be Or Not To Be?

To Be Or Not To Be?

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

I forgot to put the lid back on the cookie jar

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#26

Hide

Hide

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did I do those shots last night....why??

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#27

Surfing South Atlantic Style

Surfing South Atlantic Style

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
1 year ago

surf's up Dude

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#28

Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous

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Unicornstar
Community Member
1 year ago

I know I shouldn't have gone to Taco Bell last night.

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#29

Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?

Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?

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NCC~1701
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a bird with terrible gas! 🦅 💨

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#30

Lost

Lost

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

Bird boss with his bodyguards.

Jonny Man
Community Member
1 year ago

“We don’t care if he’s a bird. He grew up with us, he’s down with us. He’s one of us, and in this neighbourhood it’s rude or die with your homies.”

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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
1 year ago

The Godfeather

MaryClaire Barnes
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be at the top

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

Clearly someone's adopted

NCC~1701
Community Member
1 year ago

Well who wouldn’t want to hang with a bunch of cabybara.

Calypso poet
Community Member
1 year ago

Me! Those things are smelly!

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

Rodents of unusual size indeed!

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

"Caracara, Capybara...!"

Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm just waiting for the Disney version of this story

Linda Roy
Community Member
1 year ago

I love capybaras! They look like giant guinea pigs 😍

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

"So ? Can't I have bodyguards too ?"

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Stiff upper lip indeed. We are not amused. Not by fowl.

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that's actually an eagle, with a bad toupee?

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

So I have 3 followers on savannagram

Peter Ledoux
Community Member
1 year ago

Just over this hill, I promise

Lieutenant BaconWaffles
Community Member
1 year ago

3 giant rats & a tiny bird.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok Capybarras do as I say! Copy sir!

Tim David
Community Member
1 year ago

Look, for the last time, capybaras are just a little slow. We're not dead yet.

Paul Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

You go first.

Deb Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

I always forget just how big a capybara is.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

On my count...

Ellis Pascual
Community Member
1 year ago

Why the big creatures and the smaller creatures can be friends with each other. Amazing!!!

Melanie Savage
Community Member
1 year ago

nice!

wisdom evee
Community Member
1 year ago

ORDER IN THE COURT

Jackson Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Rats of unusual size? I don’t think they exist

irenetheavocado
Community Member
1 year ago

ATTEEEENTION! Prepare for battle.

Joanne Easby
Community Member
1 year ago

So, itsa gonna go lika this. You pay, or Sammy and da boys will be round with a baseball bat....

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

"Okay birdie where are the guys that called you a chicken?

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Great shot !!!

Jay Rainey
Community Member
1 year ago

We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.

Josh Coker
Community Member
1 year ago

ROUS's???

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
1 year ago

Vinnie brought back-up with him this time...

mr toto
Community Member
1 year ago

okay boys, start digging here, gotta find them mothafckin worms

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't k,ow who disrespected d's boss but they are gonna pay!!!

Nadine Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

Getting ready for the half time show at alligator park!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Ready. Set. Go!

BUMMERS
Community Member
1 year ago

Never pick a birdbrain to lead-this isn't America.

Betty Keeping
Community Member
1 year ago

"You and whose army.... Ok never mind"

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
1 year ago

bird leading an army into battle

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
1 year ago

Capybara the bros of the animal word

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

You mess with me you mess with Larry and his brother Larry and his other brother Larry.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

You fight me, you fight my gang!!!!

Deb Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

I always forget just how big a capybara is

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

Come Antonio, you know it’s a toupee.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Stay tuned for “A Caracara and Her Capybaras” on tonight’s Ed Sullivan Show

Leslie Stanick
Community Member
1 year ago

Follow the leader!

Gillian Black
Community Member
1 year ago

got you covered Boss

Aarav Sontakke
Community Member
1 year ago

"Get 'em boys!!!"

Nancy Massi
Community Member
1 year ago

Mob boss and his streetwise thugs

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

I didnt choose to be a scout, the job chose me!

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel like I'm being followed!

Kjersti Valberg
Community Member
1 year ago

That bird is an evil mastermind. Mark my words

José Carlos Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

The serene and calm demeanour hidden a savage bloodthirsty nature in the Jungle Mafia

House_Of_Arcade 1337
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad guy and bodyguards from an Animated movie

George Digamma
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

follow me, i will show you the truth

Anya Vance
Community Member
1 year ago

"Come at me sharol. There will be so much smoke, that the Catholics will be thinking they elected a new pope."

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#31

Hang On

Hang On

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Pokemon sa
Community Member
1 year ago

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

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#32

Sea Otter Tickle Fight

Sea Otter Tickle Fight

Andy Harris Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Tickling or choking?

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#33

Lion Take Away

Lion Take Away

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll have those residents thank you very much!

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#34

Snarling Snappin In The Slow Lane

Snarling Snappin In The Slow Lane

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N G
Community Member
1 year ago

The illegitimate child of a doomed romance between a turtle and an alligator

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#35

I'm Open

I'm Open

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Unicornstar
Community Member
1 year ago

Helloooooo ladies!

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#36

Grizzly Babies

Grizzly Babies

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
1 year ago

- Bro, look at my new dance move! - Dude, you're embarrassing me...

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#37

What Are You Looking For?

What Are You Looking For?

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like he's the one taking your photograph

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#38

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

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Meeow
Community Member
1 year ago

Mirror Dance

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#39

Baboon Fishing

Baboon Fishing

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Peter Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

"This will impress the ladies...!"

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