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 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 finalists. However, they got there in the end and the results are here! Which are your favorites? 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
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9 months ago

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

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Bored Panda spoke to Tom Sullum, one of the founders of the awards 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 competition is border free!"

#2

Oh My

Oh My

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Wulcie Dood
Community Member
9 months ago

i spilt my tea....

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#3

Holly Jolly Snowy

Holly Jolly Snowy

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Ronel du Plessis
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9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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 councillor and find out what they are doing to help the wildlife 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
9 months ago

This is the deer version of the drunken lampshade.

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#7

Excuse Me

Excuse Me

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Foxxy
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9 months 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
9 months ago

Someone really doesnt want siblings

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#9

Squirrel Wishes

Squirrel Wishes

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Foxxy
Community Member
9 months ago

This is adorable.

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#10

Hi

Hi

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Baba Caine
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9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

👋👋 Hello!

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#16

That's Hilarious Steve

That's Hilarious Steve

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Lori Savoca
Community Member
9 months ago

Literally ROTFLMFAO!!

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#17

Laughing Zebra

Laughing Zebra

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Rowlie
Community Member
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

STOP! In the name of love...🎵

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#20

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

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Full Name
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9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

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

Gregg V
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh, God - Show Penguins showing off their song and dance skills practicing for Artic's Got Talent

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Andrew Reyes
Community Member
9 months ago

Synchronized Wobbling

Josurf
Community Member
9 months ago

Fred & Ginger.

Retro Dan™
Community Member
9 months ago

Is this the Ministry of Silly Squawks?

Stan Chung
Community Member
9 months ago

the hills are alive...

Ginni Machamer
Community Member
9 months ago

Tai Chi!

Jim Price
Community Member
9 months ago

Olympic Figure Waddling competition.

Lisa Marie
Community Member
8 months ago

now watch us nae nae

Lisa Marie
Community Member
8 months ago

now watch us nae nae 🕺🎶

Farhan
Community Member
9 months ago

I'm the king of the world!

Azhari Isnin
Community Member
9 months ago

Chicken dance

Lieutenant BaconWaffles
Community Member
9 months ago

Fred Astaire tap dancing with Bing Crosby.

Rebecca Henderson
Community Member
9 months ago

Beautiful, regardless about the amount of ice.

Dirk Van Troyen
Community Member
9 months ago

I swear, I heard The Blue Danube in my head the second I saw this

Kanga9ine
Community Member
9 months ago

Dancing With The Stars.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
9 months ago

You can always tell if they are identical twins.

Jacquleen Payne
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh god, quick someone cover it up, before they turn this into a live action remake of Happy Feet.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
9 months ago

Love this !!!

Josh Coker
Community Member
9 months ago

1 2 3...1 2 3....1 2 3...that's it...feeeeeeeeeeeel the rhythm!!!!

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
9 months ago

Syncronized waddling is all the rage nowadays...

Laura Capshaw
Community Member
9 months ago

Happy Feet

Susi Moffitt
Community Member
9 months ago

O’Connor and Kelly

backatya
Community Member
9 months ago

domestic quarrel. the female chasing the male to slap on the head lol

Mari Bryant
Community Member
9 months ago

True swagger.

Shanti
Community Member
9 months ago

Fred and Ginger!

OTTER
Community Member
9 months ago

Look at those losers. We’re gonna win fer shore!!

Kinoshta
Community Member
9 months ago

Lift and extend [Softly] and then.. we hold

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
9 months ago

arabesque

R.s. Potter
Community Member
9 months ago

Practicing for the new ballet "Penguin Lake".

Anya Vance
Community Member
9 months ago

"IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS, GETTING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN..."

Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
9 months ago

I just think it is a Kata from some Penguin martial art

Brinna Humphries
Community Member
9 months ago

👯‍♀️

Crystal Tonn
Community Member
9 months ago

Maybe if we run fast enough with our flippers out we can fly like real birds.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
9 months ago

The Fred and Ginger of the Gentoos

Beth Himes
Community Member
9 months ago

Keep it up. Maybe they'll get us on So You Think You Can Dance.

Rick Penn
Community Member
9 months ago

Synchronized penguin dancin’ ?!?

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh! They're practicing their "Happy Feet" dance!

Sherry Campbell
Community Member
9 months ago

Walk like an Egyptian

Jeanine O'Connor
Community Member
9 months ago

Tai Chi in the morning..

Mya Lugar
Community Member
9 months ago

I give 'em a solid 10

Teresa Cline
Community Member
9 months ago

Looks more like Tai Chi.

Pen Edward
Community Member
9 months ago

can you tell me where the pickles are located?

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
9 months ago

Happy Feet!

Jay Weigel
Community Member
9 months ago

The last tango before winter.

Rowlie
Community Member
9 months ago

Which way again?

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#24

Waltz Gone Wrong

Waltz Gone Wrong

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9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

surf's up Dude

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#28

Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous

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Unicornstar
Community Member
9 months 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
9 months ago

It’s a bird with terrible gas! 🦅 💨

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#30

Lost

Lost

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
9 months ago

Bird boss with his bodyguards.

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#31

Hang On

Hang On

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Pokemon sa
Community Member
9 months 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
9 months ago

Tickling or choking?

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#33

Lion Take Away

Lion Take Away

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Restless
Community Member
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

Helloooooo ladies!

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#36

Grizzly Babies

Grizzly Babies

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

Mirror Dance

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#39

Baboon Fishing

Baboon Fishing

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Peter Kelly
Community Member
9 months ago

"This will impress the ladies...!"

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