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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Someone really doesnt want siblings

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#9

Squirrel Wishes

Squirrel Wishes

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

This is adorable.

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#10

Hi

Hi

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Baba Caine
Community Member
2 years ago

Today on mythbusters we try to prove..

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#11

Chest Bump

Chest Bump

Thomas Mangelsen Report

NCC~1701
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

👋👋 Hello!

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#16

That's Hilarious Steve

That's Hilarious Steve

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Lori Savoca
Community Member
2 years ago

Literally ROTFLMFAO!!

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#17

Laughing Zebra

Laughing Zebra

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years ago (edited)

That's why Ikea monkey wore a coat

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#19

Dancing ... Yeah

Dancing ... Yeah

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Liam Walsh
Community Member
2 years ago

STOP! In the name of love...🎵

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#20

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

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2 years ago

Emo penguin.

Milda Mockūnaitė
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not a phase, mom!

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

The Trump penguin is a rare and silly thing.

Auston Ashdown
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks more like Hillary.

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Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 years ago

I’s Shy.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

So that is what penguin feathers look like. If it wasn't for the feet and the wingtip, I would not have been able to understand what it was I was looking at.

Adrienne Early
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a baby penguin molting.

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Kinoshta
Community Member
2 years ago

[Scottish accent] Ay, it was a cold day, a windy day..

Anya Vance
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone needs a sexy slow-mo hair flip.

Betsy Steinhart
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoa...penguins have hair?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s a stuffed toy.

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

I can relate to this picture too.

Jonny Man
Community Member
2 years ago

Next he needs to do a tap dance.

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
2 years ago

it looks like trump when he wakes up

NCC~1701
Community Member
2 years ago

Literally me whenever there’s wind.

Gushersman Man
Community Member
2 years ago

Never again stand behind the polar bear

Lindy Mac
Community Member
2 years ago

Hippy penguin!

Marion Ahpene
Community Member
2 years ago

bad hair day

MadRatter
Community Member
2 years ago

titled: "Trump (or Johnson for that matter) In Wind"

wisdom evee
Community Member
2 years ago

real men dont shave

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 years ago

Joe Blob gone wrong.

Stuart Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that Donald?

Deirdre Dowling
Community Member
2 years ago

Trump’s spirit animal.

Al Reilly
Community Member
2 years ago

Trump Penguin

Teri Donovan
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not hair...it's feathers.

Laana
Community Member
2 years ago

Trump,is that you...?

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

A nature's "chopper talk", and the penguin talk would make sense.

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Nadine Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

"The president has arrived"

Mari Bryant
Community Member
2 years ago

A true Belieber.

Shanti
Community Member
2 years ago

The penguin version of Donald Trump???

Dianna
Community Member
2 years ago

Cousin Itt of the North.

Zakaria Mouzyane
Community Member
2 years ago

Donald Trump'bad hair day

Crystal Tonn
Community Member
2 years ago

Mumble is real 😮

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

wind wind all it does is blow oh well off to the hair dresser again

Eleanor Redding
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd say that's a pretty good hair day

Pen Edward
Community Member
2 years ago

just got into salon like..

Gabriella Fitos
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like that garage projector scene from It :D

Jonathon Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a penguin chick moulting?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s a stuffed toy.

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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

Alastair Marsh Report

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2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

surf's up Dude

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#28

Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous

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Unicornstar
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years ago

It’s a bird with terrible gas! 🦅 💨

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#30

Lost

Lost

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

Bird boss with his bodyguards.

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#31

Hang On

Hang On

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Pokemon sa
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years ago

Tickling or choking?

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#33

Lion Take Away

Lion Take Away

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Restless
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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

Ryan Jefferds Report

Unicornstar
Community Member
2 years ago

Helloooooo ladies!

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#36

Grizzly Babies

Grizzly Babies

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Mirror Dance

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#39

Baboon Fishing

Baboon Fishing

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Peter Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

"This will impress the ladies...!"

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