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

Laughter is not the only thing this annual photo contest 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 photography contest 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, these photography awards 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 funny photos in them. Take a look at the best photos below and vote for your favorites!

More info: comedywildlifephoto.com (h/t)

#1

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Adam Parsons Report

Hans
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

That smile is priceless.

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#3

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Angela Bohlke Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#5

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Philip Marazzi Report

Tisha Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Hi!

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#6

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Perdita Petzl Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

*My life in a picture...*

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#9

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Ashish Inamdar Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

lol, so adorably awkward

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#11

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Brigitta Moser Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Oh, dear....*

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#12

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Anup Deodhar Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

Rango!

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#13

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Patricia Bauchman Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

Boo that's him, go kick his ass! 😂

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#14

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Mary Swaby Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
4 years ago

Erry day I'm puffling

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#15

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James Mitson Report

cristian timis
Community Member
4 years ago

Camo level 999

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#16

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George Dian Balan Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

The rare, yet deadly double-headed rhinodoublerous.

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#17

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Edward Kopeschny Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*ZEN & HAPPY* ^.^

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#18

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Austin Thomas Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

what mondays feels like

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#20

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Alex Jevon Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone please photoshop a disco ball in there.

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#21

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Ross Couper Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a knight in a heroic pose.

Amanda Gray
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like there should be a display if nicked watches on the inside of that wing :-D

Dr. Z
Community Member
4 years ago

This genetic engineering thing has really gotten out of hand if we've started crossing birds with pine cones...

Alina Cristina S
Community Member
4 years ago

Bad hair day 😂

Lauren Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm meeting her for a date tonight... is this too much? Not enough?

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I would love to see this with a helmet and a sword.

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
4 years ago

Haha this birds body looks like an upside down cone

Jennifer Popiolek
Community Member
4 years ago

"Yay I do say unto thee...."

Magdalena Rajs
Community Member
4 years ago

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Ι am now your new Emperior! OBEY!* ΧD

Wendy Mortimer
Community Member
4 years ago

all fluffed up and ready to go

Wendy Mortimer
Community Member
4 years ago

holy owl.

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
4 years ago

Bad hair/ feathers day.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
4 years ago

Where's my coffee?

Duško Čičić
Community Member
4 years ago

seems like scratching his butt

Andi Townsend
Community Member
4 years ago

My fellow Americans....

Liv❤
Community Member
4 years ago

Do i need a haircut? Ya i need a haircut

Manuel Jimenez
Community Member
3 years ago

I woke up like this... Flawless

Marcia J. Downing
Community Member
3 years ago

You sir have ruffled my feathers!!!

Shelley Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

and now for the highlight of the show we have Miranda in a Versace gown

Paul Gold
Community Member
4 years ago

Who recommended THAT hairdresser ??!!

Nora Alexander
Community Member
4 years ago

The Trill warrior was not to be taken lightly...

Debbie McCarten
Community Member
4 years ago

"Together we will not go quietly into the night!.....to arms...for King and country!"

Heather McPherson
Community Member
4 years ago

The peasants shall be jealous when I show off my fabulous tunic and cape! They will worship me!

Abbey Garcia
Community Member
4 years ago

"Five points from Gryffindor."

Karlo San Tiago
Community Member
4 years ago

Captain Hawk Sparrow

Jennifer Pratt
Community Member
4 years ago

Me, before coffee

Dwayne Eybel
Community Member
4 years ago

wanna buy a watch?

Kathryn Hays
Community Member
4 years ago

It's because of the humidity...

Graceie Songlie
Community Member
4 years ago

I must show off my wing oh I shall shouldn't I

Jimmy Muschietty
Community Member
4 years ago

Man that fart was bad

Sue Robertson
Community Member
4 years ago

Aaah, the rare pinecone bird.....

Anniz Sparkle
Community Member
4 years ago

this... this is the last time i use a hairdryer as after a shower ._.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn dryers...!

Auroy Owasit
Community Member
4 years ago

Remind me of The condor heroes

T. Sue VerSteeg
Community Member
4 years ago

Four score and seven years ago...

Mene Manka
Community Member
4 years ago

to be or not to be?

Ali Eleam
Community Member
4 years ago

OK, so I fell into a pine cone. You got a problem with that?

Barbara Rawson
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Elaine Gill
Community Member
4 years ago

I've got my war pantaloons on!!!

Hayley Vigar
Community Member
4 years ago

To be or not to be

Jennifer Popiolek
Community Member
4 years ago

"Yay I do say unto ye..."

Lois Matelan
Community Member
4 years ago

Bad feather day.

Rudi van Hemert
Community Member
4 years ago

Somebody ruffled some feathers by this bird

Silke Hagemann
Community Member
4 years ago

Excuse me?! You were saying what?! Well, I think not!

Tricia Ferrell
Community Member
4 years ago

A lost puppet from The Labyrinth

Margaret Oakes
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you like my pine cone Halloween costume?

Ranique
Community Member
4 years ago

Jack Sparrow

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#22

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Barb D'Arpino Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"I diff noff fee your corn"

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#23

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Ross Couper Report

devmurarjee mayank
Community Member
4 years ago

Mom!!! Spider

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#24

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Caroline Tout Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

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#25

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Michael Erwin Report

Shana Richer
Community Member
4 years ago

Nibbles had always dreamed of the circus life.

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#26

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Megan Lorenz Report

Andrea Bridges
Community Member
4 years ago

Say cheese!!

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#27

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Charles Kinsey Report

Phan Hai-Anh
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

The flies must be good at jokes

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#30

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Rob Kroenert Report

Lauren Foster
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

CALL 911

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#32

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Usman Priyona Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Tango argentino* ;-)

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#33

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Yuzuru Masuda Report

Lauren Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

MOMMMMM 5 more minutes!!!

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#34

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Andy Howard Report

Paweł Kryszak
Community Member
4 years ago

"Live long and pro...create"

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#35

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Brenden Simonson Report

Sebastien Fiennes
Community Member
4 years ago

Not the mama

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#36

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Nicholas De Vault Report

Cookie
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't talk with your mouth full, sonny.

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#37

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Steven Biddlecombe Report

Evil Smiley
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like its head is floating.

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#38

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Markus Pavlowsky Report

Cool Quote Character
Community Member
4 years ago

*mmmph* ground you smell wonderful today

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#39

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Alison Mees Report

devmurarjee mayank
Community Member
4 years ago

Its cracka lackin

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#40

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Jim Chen Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Spongebob seems to actually be a fish.

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