We've already presented you with the nominees for the funniest wildlife picture of the year, and now the time has come to find out who the winner is.


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The awards are held in order to spread awareness about wildlife conservation since 2015 and with each year it's growing more and more popular.  "It’s been a real success this year, the quality of images has improved substantially and we have had more entries and from more countries," said one of the founders of the competition, photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks.

And while clumsy eagles and laughing hamsters are sure to make you giggle, we shouldn't forget about the cause. The organizers invite everyone to check out the born free website and spread the word about wildlife conservation together with the amusing bunch of pictures.

Scroll down below to see the winners and tell us about your favorite in the comments below. To see what shots were competing last year, click here.

#1 Overall Winner 2017 “Help” And Winner Of Amazing Internet Portfolio Prize Tibor Kerccz For His Sequence Of 4 Owl Images

Overall Winner 2017 “Help” And Winner Of Amazing Internet Portfolio Prize Tibor Kerccz For His Sequence Of 4 Owl Images

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BREAK YOUr perceptions 8 months ago

"don't look at him steve, he is just trying to get attention"

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#2 Winner Of The Alex Walker’s Serian On The Land Category “The Laughing Dormouse” By Andrea Zampatti

Winner Of The Alex Walker’s Serian On The Land Category “The Laughing Dormouse” By Andrea Zampatti

Andrea Zampatti Report

Lila Launehase 8 months ago

I bet he is sneezing because of his allergy!

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#3 Highly Commended “Wtf” By George Cathcart

Highly Commended “Wtf” By George Cathcart

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Neeraj Jha 8 months ago

"Jeez! Calm down, Maria.."

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#4 Highly Commended “Hitching A Ride” By Daisy Gilardini

Highly Commended “Hitching A Ride” By Daisy Gilardini

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Lila Launehase 8 months ago

"Mooooom, you sat on me again!"

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#5 Highly Commended “All Dressed And Ready For Church” By Carl Henry

Highly Commended “All Dressed And Ready For Church” By Carl Henry

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Char Char 8 months ago

very formal church, must wear tuxedos!

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#6 Highly Commended “Must Have Three-Putted” By Douglas Croft

Highly Commended “Must Have Three-Putted” By Douglas Croft

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Crazy Cow Lady 8 months ago

He's protesting the golf course being built on his territory

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#7 Highly Commended “Cheering-Sea-Otter” By Penny Palmer

Highly Commended “Cheering-Sea-Otter” By Penny Palmer

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Char Char 8 months ago

woo hoo, it's the weekend!

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#8 Winner Of The Padi Under The Sea Category “Slap” By Troy Mayne

Winner Of The Padi Under The Sea Category “Slap” By Troy Mayne

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Allison G. 8 months ago

The whole ocean, you have THE WHOLE OCEAN...

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#9 Highly Commended “Caught In The Act” By Bence Mate

Highly Commended “Caught In The Act” By Bence Mate

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Nancy E 8 months ago

This is a shot of contrasts & it is lovely.

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#10 Highly Commended “Monkey-Escape” By Katy Laveck-Foster

Highly Commended “Monkey-Escape” By Katy Laveck-Foster

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Ian Rispin 8 months ago

That monkey on the right just looking so chill.

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#11 Highly Commended “Eh What’s Up Doc?” By Olivier Colle

Highly Commended “Eh What’s Up Doc?” By Olivier Colle

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Pi... 8 months ago

"Is it still movember?"

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#12 Highly Commended “Animal Encounters” By Jean Jacques Alcalay

Highly Commended “Animal Encounters” By Jean Jacques Alcalay

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Heidrance 8 months ago

I AM KING OF WILDEBEESTS!

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#13 Winner Of The Kenya Airways In The Air Category “Duck Speed” By John Threlfall

Winner Of The Kenya Airways In The Air Category “Duck Speed” By John Threlfall

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Troux 8 months ago

Russian Olympian ducks in a typical training session.

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#14 Highly Commended “Mudskippers Got Talent” By Daniel Trim

Highly Commended “Mudskippers Got Talent” By Daniel Trim

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Char Char 8 months ago

come on Jerry, you are soooo off key!

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