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
3 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
3 years ago

That smile is priceless.

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#3

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Angela Bohlke Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Hi!

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#6

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Perdita Petzl Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

*My life in a picture...*

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#9

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Ashish Inamdar Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

lol, so adorably awkward

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#11

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Brigitta Moser Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*Oh, dear....*

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#12

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Anup Deodhar Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
3 years ago

Rango!

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#13

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Patricia Bauchman Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
3 years ago

Boo that's him, go kick his ass! 😂

Kari Martinez
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahahahahahahaha

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Rita Duncan
Community Member
3 years ago

"You're gonna take a left at the patch of grass and keep going until you hit the ram with 3 legs. He'll tell you where to go from there."

Rina Adlit
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha nice

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Paweł Kryszak
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the guy who gave you horns.

chrisandy229
Community Member
3 years ago

"Honey, I want that bag."

Cynthia Chance
Community Member
3 years ago

You go that way and I'll... no, no it isn't a cliff... go ahead, it's safe. No, it just looks like a cliff... really, trust me.

Angela Darling
Community Member
3 years ago

Dude! It's right there!!

Mo Tucker
Community Member
3 years ago

What d'you think? I just had my hooves done.

Cyndye Batchelor
Community Member
3 years ago

That hot number over there. She's new, right?

Tisha Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

A full cab with a full bed. Ram tough

Wilfred Liao
Community Member
3 years ago

Ram him!

Doris Rogers
Community Member
3 years ago

Your going after this guy, when I give the signal, put your head down. And hit him as hard as you can... BREAK

Tina Bell
Community Member
3 years ago

Are we there yet? No, we have to go South another 500 miles then make a left...

Yeyé Agudelo
Community Member
3 years ago

"He went that way, that freaking lion"

Darren O'Hehir
Community Member
10 months ago

Dude she’s hot.

Tabitha Feliciano
Community Member
3 years ago

You keep going straight, you shouldn't miss it.

Jacqueline Heelein
Community Member
3 years ago

Give 'em the ol' razzle dazzle

Megan Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

I told you! Ask for directions!!!!!!

Debbie McCarten
Community Member
3 years ago

"Seriously...go for, you can take him...she is sooo worth it...I'll wait here"

Heather McPherson
Community Member
3 years ago

That dall sheep is over there! Right there! Don't you see it?!

Sveinung Eide
Community Member
3 years ago

Can't you see her? Right over there, behind that bush!

Graceie Songlie
Community Member
3 years ago

Over there thataway

Rebecca Culp DePlacito
Community Member
3 years ago

over there Leonard, over there!

Bob Conway
Community Member
3 years ago

That's ewe, that is...

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome picture and I love the comments. I couldn't think of anything new or unique to say....sorry.

Wendy Mortimer
Community Member
3 years ago

one hoof or two

Leslie Allan
Community Member
3 years ago

You just have to go down this road, and them turn left at the stream.

Jan Sikorski
Community Member
3 years ago

Go straight, take second left, then first right after crossing the river and you`re there.

Maureen Rouse
Community Member
3 years ago

The females are that way!

CJ Thompson
Community Member
3 years ago

Take a left at...

Wendy Thorn
Community Member
3 years ago

I told you it's this way

Bec Watson
Community Member
3 years ago

That's her... She called you fat :P

Jill Fechner
Community Member
3 years ago

"There's a bear" "where?" "over there"

Audrey Fischer
Community Member
3 years ago

The ladies room is over there...

Audrey Fischer
Community Member
3 years ago

The ladies room is over there.

Lydia Sugarman
Community Member
3 years ago

They went thataway.

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

over there ...

Sandy Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

If you'd open that eye, Mildred, you could see it !!

Meyke Spoel-Toonen
Community Member
3 years ago

And when you've reached that tree, turn right

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

you go that way, after the stop you turn left and then right and you'll be there

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
3 years ago

So, off the rock, over the streams, over the bobcat, vertical jump onto the outcropping, sidestep the cliff, Nothing but net.

Ali Eleam
Community Member
3 years ago

Put your little foot in.. put your little foot out...put your little foot in and shake in all about...

Linda Glen
Community Member
3 years ago

Turn left at the bottom of that mountain, climb halfway up and you are well on your way to the Andes.

Jay Mark Anuta
Community Member
3 years ago

A typical Lover's Quarrel .. 😭😭😭

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
3 years ago

He went that way dear.

Cheryl VanDen Bruel
Community Member
3 years ago

"what's that over there?" (While using his other front leg to reach around and take his ice cream )

Claudia Temby
Community Member
3 years ago

"So you take a right there and then left."

Tina Montez
Community Member
3 years ago

Ya go up about a mile, and take a left at Albuquerque

Elaine Gill
Community Member
3 years ago

See, over there...

Sarah Olaleye
Community Member
3 years ago

Cha cha cha!

Tracy Chippendale
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, you see that rock on the right, that's where it happened.

Liza Skorobreshchuk
Community Member
3 years ago

How we do strategic planning

Ernesta Brouwer
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok, so you go this way for about a mile, then you take a right,... no, left, no... DAMN IT!

Lauren Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

"Now Bob, you're gonna take a left at that bush and keep going for about 3 hoof clicks and you are there!"

Laurie Lofthouse-Welk
Community Member
3 years ago

Take a left there.

Mai May
Community Member
3 years ago

*dude look*😎😎

Irena Kadlecová
Community Member
3 years ago

passionate tango

Carol Scott
Community Member
3 years ago

You go 2 blocks & then turn north......

Superluminal1
Community Member
3 years ago

You put your right hoof in And you shake it all about You do the hokey pokey And you turn yourself around That's what it's all about!

Cool Quote Character
Community Member
3 years ago

"And now, we tango"

cristian timis
Community Member
3 years ago

That way

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The other one: "seriously dude?"

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#14

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Mary Swaby Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 years ago

Erry day I'm puffling

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#15

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James Mitson Report

cristian timis
Community Member
3 years ago

Camo level 999

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#16

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George Dian Balan Report

Hans
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

*ZEN & HAPPY* ^.^

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#18

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Austin Thomas Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

what mondays feels like

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#20

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Alex Jevon Report

Hans
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

"I diff noff fee your corn"

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#23

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Ross Couper Report

devmurarjee mayank
Community Member
3 years ago

Mom!!! Spider

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#24

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Caroline Tout Report

Hans
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Say cheese!!

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#27

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Charles Kinsey Report

Phan Hai-Anh
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

CALL 911

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#32

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Usman Priyona Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*Tango argentino* ;-)

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#33

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Yuzuru Masuda Report

Lauren Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

MOMMMMM 5 more minutes!!!

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#34

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Andy Howard Report

Paweł Kryszak
Community Member
3 years ago

"Live long and pro...create"

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#35

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Brenden Simonson Report

Sebastien Fiennes
Community Member
3 years ago

Not the mama

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#36

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Nicholas De Vault Report

Cookie
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

*mmmph* ground you smell wonderful today

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#39

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Alison Mees Report

devmurarjee mayank
Community Member
3 years ago

Its cracka lackin

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#40

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Jim Chen Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Spongebob seems to actually be a fish.

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