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

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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

Thomas Mangelsen Report

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

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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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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.

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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

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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

Lorraine R
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There is a species called the Alligator Snapper, bigger than the common snapper, and with ridges on the shell, unlike the smooth common snapper.

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m “that” weirdo, who will stop my car, put on my hazards, and jump out to move a turtle to the side of the road (or non-poisonous snake. The poisonous ones are on their own. I’m not stupid). And, yes, I have been bitten by an enormous, ill-tempered, and very ungrateful, stinky old snapper. Worth it though, saving those little lives.

Lorraine R
Community Member
1 year ago

Bless you!

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Jenn Unicorn Popping
Community Member
1 year ago

"who you calling slow?!"

Andrew Reyes
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that sign making fun of me??

Chris
Community Member
1 year ago

hopefully some random passerby doesn't try to pick this one up to move...it'll take a couple fingers off easy if they aren't careful.

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Im not going to appear before the court for overspeeding.

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

When they are no longer cute but all evil and snappy!

Tina Royster
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of tortoise is this?

Parmeisan
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Apparently, the Common Snapping Turtle (courtesy of someone below, and a few minutes of research appears to confirm). There's a good image here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_snapping_turtle

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soy bean
Community Member
1 year ago

He likes to live dangerously ;)

LeilaM Hogan60
Community Member
1 year ago

That's freaking terrifying

Pen Edward
Community Member
1 year ago

where is steve o

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Trust me, no one's gonna want to run him over.

Pokemon sa
Community Member
1 year ago

wOooh ive never seen a Turtle tail like this , Does anyone know the species ?

Okay_Kaia
Community Member
1 year ago

This one looks like a Common Snapping Turtle!

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Guillermina Salcedo
Community Member
2 months ago

The tail

Farhan
Community Member
11 months ago

Damn these street signs, I wanna go FAST!

Ellis Pascual
Community Member
12 months ago

Could watchers sit and watch the passing parade of these turtles?

María Hermida
Community Member
12 months ago

What an ugly creature! It also looks bad tempered 😄😄😄

Lynann Lawson
Community Member
1 year ago

Why can’t I go faster its too darn hot out here

Paul van Klaveren
Community Member
1 year ago

Turtle to the Alligator: Can I get off now? I think the coast is clear...

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

He can take your finger right off of your hand. SNAP!

muhammad awais
Community Member
1 year ago

god you got it!

Kim Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

It says 'slow' ya damn whippersnapper...

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

Dare to park here or I'll snap your car tires!

Eric Soliday
Community Member
1 year ago

You better get on back where you came from I will snap your tire clack clack!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Look for his mom T-Rex for a couple of years now.

Tim David
Community Member
1 year ago

They see me rollin', they be hatin'...

Nadine Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

He stopped to quick and didn't realize a gator was following him!

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

Take all the time you want. I’ll wait. You bet ya!

Victoria Turner
Community Member
1 year ago

That's kinda just sad

Felicia Dale
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes! That's a big one!

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 year ago

You WILL make way for me

Deb Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

It says no parking, damn it!

Faith HT
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean.... he is obeying the sign.

Anita Trenner
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a dangerous customer.

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

Gotta take my time, my cankles are killing me!

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

...and if you use a towel to pick him up and carry to the other side, prepare not to get your towel back. They are NOT grateful.

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Turtles are weird

BordosV
Community Member
1 year ago

They really are...they're like tiny dinosaurs walking around all slow and pokey.

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Anya Vance
Community Member
1 year ago

"GET CHO CAMERA OUT MAH FACE!"

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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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