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

Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Shortlist

Adam Parsons Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
4 years ago

"I want to breeaak freee..."

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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

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
4 years ago

Awww they're so fluffyyyyyyyy!

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#5

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Philip Marazzi Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Ughhh...Paparazzi!!! Paparazzi EVERYWHERE!!!* ;-P

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#6

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Perdita Petzl Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

The conductor! 😊

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#7

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Artyom Krivosheev Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol 😊

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#8

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Tom Stables Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

You cant do sh*t!! 😋

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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

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
4 years ago

gotta nom

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#11

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Brigitta Moser Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh damn! Not Trump again! 😋

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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

cristian timis
Community Member
4 years ago

That way

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#14

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Mary Swaby Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

Archeologists

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#15

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James Mitson Report

McDecoil Philips
Community Member
4 years ago

Mystery Snipper!

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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

Elena
Community Member
4 years ago

The philosopher

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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

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
4 years ago

Haha this birds body looks like an upside down cone

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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

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
4 years ago

Dragons need toilets too

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#25

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Michael Erwin Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Hei, I am a Gliridae, pleased to meet you.

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#26

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Megan Lorenz Report

Cool Quote Character
Community Member
4 years ago

"The tables have turned... it is time for the photographer to become the photographed...

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#27

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Charles Kinsey Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Halloween costume idea*

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#28

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Brigitta Moser Report

cristian timis
Community Member
4 years ago

Guess wich one is the woman

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#29

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Yaron Schmid Report

Milos Gajic
Community Member
4 years ago

Smoked some tumbleweed, huh?

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#30

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Rob Kroenert Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*NOT today!* :-P

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#31

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Chrys Mellor Report

Sill
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

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#32

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Usman Priyona Report

Debbie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Aaah Jetaime lepant lepant

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#33

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Yuzuru Masuda Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*When your friends are roasting you and all you can do is mock their laugh.* ΧD

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#34

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Andy Howard Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Oh hi there! I didn't notice that you're taking a pic of me...Yep I'm acting totally natural..totally natural...* ;-)

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#35

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Brenden Simonson Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*HURRAYYYYY*

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#36

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Nicholas De Vault Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Bye you loser! BYE!* ΧD

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#37

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Steven Biddlecombe Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Sassy giraffe!!!!!!!

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#38

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Markus Pavlowsky Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Sad elephant is sad*

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#39

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Alison Mees Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

*Haaaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa* ΧD

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#40

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Jim Chen Report

Don Xemari
Community Member
4 years ago

-Hey! did you see that? -No dude, I didn't...

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