The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been revealed.

Laughter is not the only thing this annual event that focuses on revealing the amusing side of nature wants to bring you, though – as the authors state on their website, “way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.“ They work together with Born Free Foundation, animal welfare, and conservation charity, that takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild.

Founded by two passionate wildlife photographers, this quirky competition showcases the cute silliness of glorious animal kingdom. This year‘s awards have six amazing categories to explore and we assure you that there‘s no shortage of fun in them. Take a look at the final 40 entries below and vote for your favorites!

More info: comedywildlifephoto.com (h/t)

#1

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Adam Parsons Report

Hans 2 years ago

The rare, big headed nose-falcon. Only its feet are submerged. Scientists still cannot explain its ability to actually fly.

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#2

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Gil Gofer Report

Hans 2 years ago

That smile is priceless.

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#3

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Angela Bohlke Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

I'm sure I left my keys here somewhere...

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#4

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Mario Gustavo Fiorucci Report

Hans 2 years ago

Family photos...there is always someone looking akward.

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#5

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Philip Marazzi Report

Tisha Harris 2 years ago

Hi!

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#6

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Perdita Petzl Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Next we are going to play the ''Moonlight sonate'' by Beethoven...* ;-)

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#7

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Artyom Krivosheev Report

Tricia Ferrell 2 years ago

This is so creepy yet adorable. I can relate.

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#8

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Tom Stables Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*My life in a picture...*

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#9

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Ashish Inamdar Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

When you were watching a movie with your parents and a sex scene comes on

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#10

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Henrik Spranz Report

Elena 2 years ago

lol, so adorably awkward

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#11

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Brigitta Moser Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Oh, dear....*

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#12

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Anup Deodhar Report

McDecoil Philips 2 years ago

Rango!

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#13

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Patricia Bauchman Report

McDecoil Philips 2 years ago

Boo that's him, go kick his ass! 😂

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#14

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Mary Swaby Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

Erry day I'm puffling

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#15

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James Mitson Report

cristian timis 2 years ago

Camo level 999

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#16

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George Dian Balan Report

Hans 2 years ago

The rare, yet deadly double-headed rhinodoublerous.

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#17

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Edward Kopeschny Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*ZEN & HAPPY* ^.^

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#18

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Austin Thomas Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*OMG! No! You didn't say that! haaaahahahaha* ΧD

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#19

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Austin Thomas Report

Karolina R 2 years ago

what mondays feels like

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#20

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Alex Jevon Report

Hans 2 years ago

Someone please photoshop a disco ball in there.

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#21

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Ross Couper Report

Daria B 2 years ago

It's a knight in a heroic pose.

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#22

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Barb D'Arpino Report

Hans 2 years ago

"I diff noff fee your corn"

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#23

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Ross Couper Report

devmurarjee mayank 2 years ago

Mom!!! Spider

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#24

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Caroline Tout Report

Hans 2 years ago

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

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#25

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Michael Erwin Report

Shana Richer 2 years ago

Nibbles had always dreamed of the circus life.

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#26

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Megan Lorenz Report

Andrea Bridges 2 years ago

Say cheese!!

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#27

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Charles Kinsey Report

Phan Hai-Anh 2 years ago

Represent! The Headless Penguins Templar Army ~ They are very strong, they are fearless, and they cannot see way!

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#28

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Brigitta Moser Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*All you do is eat, drink beer and watch football! You never pay attention to me and my emotions! NEVER!* XD

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#29

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Yaron Schmid Report

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa 2 years ago

The flies must be good at jokes

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#30

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Rob Kroenert Report

Lauren Foster 2 years ago

It was at this moment Herman knew it was time to get his eyes checked.

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#31

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Chrys Mellor Report

George 2 years ago

CALL 911

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#32

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Usman Priyona Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Tango argentino* ;-)

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#33

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Yuzuru Masuda Report

Lauren Foster 2 years ago

MOMMMMM 5 more minutes!!!

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#34

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Andy Howard Report

Paweł Kryszak 2 years ago

"Live long and pro...create"

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#35

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Brenden Simonson Report

Sebastien Fiennes 2 years ago

Not the mama

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#36

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Nicholas De Vault Report

Cookie 2 years ago

Don't talk with your mouth full, sonny.

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#37

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Steven Biddlecombe Report

Evil Smiley 2 years ago

Looks like its head is floating.

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#38

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Markus Pavlowsky Report

Cool Quote Character 2 years ago

*mmmph* ground you smell wonderful today

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#39

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Alison Mees Report

devmurarjee mayank 2 years ago

Its cracka lackin

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#40

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Jim Chen Report

Hans 2 years ago

Spongebob seems to actually be a fish.

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