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.

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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.

TK Cheng
Community Member
3 years ago

Commode-o-dragon.

Kiki
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha thats a good one 😝

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine if you had to go to a public toilet and saw this coming out of it..... :O :O :Ο

Matias Petroccello
Community Member
3 years ago

And if you see IN the toilet? Panic

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Sebastien Fiennes
Community Member
3 years ago

Seeing this will give anyone the runs

Cool Quote Character
Community Member
3 years ago

Coming out of the bathroom at someone else's house after you took a huge dump...

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

Dragons need toilets too

Jo Hoad
Community Member
3 years ago

"God, humans are disgusting...and they call us animals!"

Anne Nadel-Walbridge
Community Member
3 years ago

Komodo commode?

Wendy Mortimer
Community Member
3 years ago

your own toilet cleaner

Jay Mark Anuta
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes, Animals need privacy .. :)

Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

So when a guy says he's gotta drain the lizard, he actually means he's gotta drain the lizard!! Who knew!?

Phan Hai-Anh
Community Member
3 years ago

Next time, I will eat something more healthy! It took me an hour and even a human's loo to get rid of.

Raquel Hervias
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd def freak out when I see one on the toilet!

Kari Martinez
Community Member
3 years ago

What?? I had to pee!!

Paul Gold
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't go in there for a while guys !

Debbie McCarten
Community Member
3 years ago

"Whew......human toilets reek. Give me the great outdoors any time...next time I go before I leave home..I'm outta here"

Heather McPherson
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, I...had to...well...you know....

Jill Misenhimer
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't go in there, if I were you....

Sanne van Bortel
Community Member
3 years ago

Pfew, I really had to take a *hissssssss*

Lisa Staplin
Community Member
3 years ago

you might want to wait a minute before you go in there.

Leeann Tye-Biss
Community Member
3 years ago

Well trained!

Alexis Rachel
Community Member
3 years ago

AWWWWKWARD!

Jimmy Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

Man those humans are rank.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
3 years ago

"Sorry lady, I can't read!"

Debra Lister
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd give it ten minutes if I were you .....

Georgiana Georgiana
Community Member
3 years ago

good

Marshall James
Community Member
3 years ago

IT's a commode-o dragon! #dadjokes

Meyke Spoel-Toonen
Community Member
3 years ago

"Better not go there for a while"

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

i'm not going there after him

Keeley Abbott
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes you just have to drain the lizard.

Paul
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah mate, you're gonna wanna leave that for a while.

Joanne Palmer
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd give it a few minutes.........I had Buffalo for lunch!!

Cara Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

'I'd leave it for 20 mins....had curry last night'

Cara Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

"I would leave it 20 mins..."

Elaine Gill
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow....that's a relief!

Joe Carriger
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't go in there!

Sonia Andras
Community Member
3 years ago

He does look pretty satisfied. There's that. :-D

Andrea Bridges
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't go in there if I were you.

Liz Page
Community Member
3 years ago

Whew! Do not go in there!

TentheCat
Community Member
3 years ago

Blegh! Do NOT go in there!

Andi Townsend
Community Member
3 years ago

You might not want to go in there right now.

Mike Black
Community Member
3 years ago

Rincon Island?

Yeyé Agudelo
Community Member
3 years ago

"Man, that thing was disgusting"

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Australia?

Muhtajin Muhtajin
Community Member
3 years ago

Komodo Island, Indonesia

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Silke Hagemann
Community Member
3 years ago

When you got to go, you got to 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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