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! 😂

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#14

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Mary Swaby Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 years ago

Erry day I'm puffling

Yeyé Agudelo
Community Member
3 years ago

"Yoooo I tell you what I want, what I really really want..."

Ali Eleam
Community Member
3 years ago

This is THAT friend I was telling you about.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
3 years ago

You must be the human my owl friend told me about.

Lauren Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

Baby's come from where?

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Tilt your camera if you want to win an award"

Annu Turakka
Community Member
3 years ago

This water in my ear is driving me nuts!

Linda Glen
Community Member
3 years ago

Clowns with feathers? They are actually gorgeous birds!

Laurie Lofthouse-Welk
Community Member
3 years ago

Say what??

Tina Bell
Community Member
3 years ago

who you?

Berinde Bella
Community Member
3 years ago

happy feet :D

Trina McBride
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone know where I can get a print of this?

Debbie McCarten
Community Member
3 years ago

"Oh...now I see what you mean....it is all about the angle....I can see it now"

Heather McPherson
Community Member
3 years ago

I hate it when I get water in my ears!!

Jo Paveley
Community Member
3 years ago

Another Clifford family photo...

Wendy Mortimer
Community Member
3 years ago

ooh its me a little puffin

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
3 years ago

<3

Sylvia Thomas
Community Member
3 years ago

love puffins nearly as much as penguins :)

Rina Adlit
Community Member
3 years ago

Awe. Very adorable..

Veronica Swain
Community Member
3 years ago

so cute

Classy Plant
Community Member
3 years ago

Wut?

Alyson Sylva
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at meeee!

Mel Hudson
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww so cute 🐧

Jay Mark Anuta
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh .. I recall the puffin browser..

Martin Vibart
Community Member
3 years ago

When a penguin is hungover

Annie Delahunty
Community Member
3 years ago

Lost a lens?

Eileen Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Not my best side while falling off the cliff

Sheryl Loomis
Community Member
3 years ago

Awwww.. So cute.

omer çallı
Community Member
3 years ago

eyv blader

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*SUP??????*

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
3 years ago

Archeologists

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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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