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

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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.

Gara Gara
Community Member
3 years ago

Your wish is my command Brez-naslo...38-png.jpg Brez-naslova-57fe8ab207438-png.jpg

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Lauren Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

its just those bearrrr necessities....simple bear necessities

Matthieu Irion
Community Member
3 years ago

Opa gangnam style

Liz Page
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah, ah, ah, ah! Stayin alive. Stayin alive!

Mark Szeman
Community Member
3 years ago

I can bearly contain myself !

Wendy Mortimer
Community Member
3 years ago

bear boogie...

สิรภพ รุธีรยุทธ
Community Member
3 years ago

I think he is Yogi Bear

Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

Shouldn't it be "It's the eye of the BEAR, th thrill of the fight," makes more sense.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
3 years ago

Goldilocks... wait up!

Nina Ve
Community Member
3 years ago

Awh man, gotta pee! No restrooms in sight?

Mai May
Community Member
3 years ago

*running bear challenge.

Kerstin Reiser (Mieze)
Community Member
3 years ago

dance the magic dance....

Yeyé Agudelo
Community Member
3 years ago

"This human walking workout is harder than I thought"

Amanda Winter
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4trn2lJxl00

Tabitha Feliciano
Community Member
3 years ago

What Friday feels like...

Nora Alexander
Community Member
3 years ago

and 1 and 2 and cha cha cha

Debbie McCarten
Community Member
3 years ago

"Who knew the bees were smart enough to plant a mine field....careful...careful....watch your step...this will be so worth the honey"

Heather McPherson
Community Member
3 years ago

Where is 'e? Where is 'e? I'm a gonna git that Oscar-winnin' guy if it's the last thing I do!

Victoria Warden
Community Member
3 years ago

Opan Gangnam style xD

Leeann Tye-Biss
Community Member
3 years ago

As baloo skipped through the forest, looking for moo glee ................

Sravanthi Kethireddy
Community Member
3 years ago

tippy toe tippy toe tippy toe!!!

Jimmy Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah! Thats it! Show me the honey Mummy!

Dave Elswood
Community Member
3 years ago

gangman style lol I hate auto correct 😝😝😝😝😝

Dave Elswood
Community Member
3 years ago

Hangman style 😝😝😝

Bec Watson
Community Member
3 years ago

If I sneak up on them, I don't think they will suspect a thing

Peggy Young
Community Member
3 years ago

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou!

Meyke Spoel-Toonen
Community Member
3 years ago

"Runner's high! Runner's high!"

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Bruce (Grizz)Lee

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
3 years ago

Human in bear costume... ;)

Jay Mark Anuta
Community Member
3 years ago

When you realized that God is in control.. :)

Jay Mark Anuta
Community Member
3 years ago

When you knlw

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh boy oh boy! Here comes Mum with the honey!

Nicole Rosandich
Community Member
3 years ago

the bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see...

Tina Bell
Community Member
3 years ago

gotta tip toe thru here...shhh

Clare L'Estrange
Community Member
3 years ago

Oopah Gagnam style!

Clare L'Estrange
Community Member
3 years ago

Ooopa Gagnam style!

George Bucurescu
Community Member
3 years ago

Gangnam Style is back!

George Bucurescu
Community Member
3 years ago

Gangnam Style

Cool Quote Character
Community Member
3 years ago

"Runin man on that beat"

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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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