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.

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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

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

The Heimlich Maneuver will do

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Milos Gajic
Community Member
4 years ago

The fish: "Oh, I'm so f*cked!"

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

That fish's look...........

Paweł Kryszak
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually he's taking him to his son. Well, at least that's what the bird said.

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Laura Ingles.
Community Member
4 years ago

"I don't think this is going to be a good day"....

Ann-Marie Mair
Community Member
4 years ago

That's Wallaby Way, Sydney, mate. Can you drop me off?

Karen Dresser
Community Member
4 years ago

Hop in my mouth if you want to live!

Sarai Morrissette
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm looking for my son Nemo.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
4 years ago

This is not gonna end well...

Kevin Hand
Community Member
4 years ago

Well this is awkward

Angela Darling
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a Boobie Trap!!!

Carol Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

Momma said there would be days like this...

Natan Moon
Community Member
4 years ago

How bout l'll give u a ride today.

Debbie McCarten
Community Member
4 years ago

"Do you see Nemo?.....we need to get higher...and thanks for helping me find my son"

Heather McPherson
Community Member
4 years ago

Wha? Ack! Ack! Ack! "Dinner seems to be creeping up on me." Ack! "Burp!"

Rayner Brøndrup
Community Member
4 years ago

Peekaboo!!

Leeann Tye-Biss
Community Member
4 years ago

Get down there!

Irma No
Community Member
4 years ago

"I can show you the world"

Steve Elford
Community Member
4 years ago

If I hide in here that gannett'll never find me.

marnie1@aol.com
Community Member
4 years ago

Say goodnight, Gracie.

Jimmy Crawford
Community Member
4 years ago

The definition of Gannet.

Keith Rightmyer
Community Member
4 years ago

Go Right, Right.....

Dara Lynn
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm late for school! Will you give me a ride?

Bec Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

4 eyes are better than 2

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

"Hey, wait a minute! I think I see Carl over there!"

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
4 years ago

Down boy!

Lauren Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

I believe I can fly!!!!!!

Andi Townsend
Community Member
4 years ago

Oy!

Sara Svensdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

when you're trying to have a life, but school eats you up

Silke Hagemann
Community Member
4 years ago

Taxi's are just to cramped these days...

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Office live, particularly climbing the career ladder, in a nutshell.

Sill
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

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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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