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

The photography 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 photo contest, photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks.

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

Scroll down below to see the best photos 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

Tibor Kercz Report

BREAK YOUr perceptions
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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

George Cathcart Report

Neeraj Jha
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2 years 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

Daisy Gilardini Report

Lila Launehase
Community Member
2 years 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

Carl Henry Report

Char Char
Community Member
2 years 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

Douglas Croft Report

Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
2 years 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

Penny Palmer Report

Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

woo hoo, it's the weekend!

just a thought !
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg , I'm sorry I commented something similar ... But I didn't mean to !I didn't see your comment

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Lori Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

"Sheila! Over here! Look at me! I'm a Mermaid! Do you see me? Sheila! Look!"

Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

Otters are the happiest little things

just a thought !
Community Member
2 years ago

"It's Sunday !"

Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Otters are comical & fun to watch

Valerie Davis
Community Member
2 years ago

Ahhh...nothing like a seaweed wrap!!

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
2 years ago

I got it open!!

Connie Bonak
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG - my Spring bath !!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Look Mom I am swimming I am swimming

Pierre Rolyat
Community Member
2 years ago

.......not waving, but drowning.

David Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

'Coffee's done!!'

Pat Wooster
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it! I am more and more loving animals over humans! Is that terrible?

Julius Ronquillo
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfect mud bath!

Donata Butler
Community Member
2 years ago

Happy, happy, happy , so happy

Vimala Devi
Community Member
2 years ago

"This is Heaven on Earth!! I can do this all day... "

Kathy Walsh
Community Member
2 years ago

I DID IT!

tsuki nercua
Community Member
2 years ago

VAXATION LEAVE!!! FINALLY!

Sarah Farmer
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, who got my tail?! (Whee)

Yvonne Dee
Community Member
2 years ago

Look its benedict cumberbatch!!! 😍😍

Claire Von Hirdler
Community Member
2 years ago

pure pleasure!

Belle_Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Yiiihaaaa

Aqua Sky
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a party in the USA

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
2 years ago

Ma, I don't like these greens, they taste kind of furry!

Nancy Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

We have them down the street in the Gulf.They play all the time.Really fun to watch.

Arabella Halie
Community Member
2 years ago

Thought it was a river otter owo

Arabella Halie
Community Member
2 years ago

and otters are y favorite. Idk how I got that wrong.

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Lois Newman
Community Member
2 years ago

HE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A CHEERLEADER

Janet Popp
Community Member
2 years ago

My envy for a Brest stroke.

Michele Levin
Community Member
2 years ago

I finally got this tight grass skirt on!!!!!!!!!!

endelbendel
Community Member
2 years ago

Stretching (to digest) more like it in that eating posture.

Donna O
Community Member
2 years ago

I LOVE sea otters. They way fluff up their babies to keep them afloat is just the cutest thing <3

Josee Forget
Community Member
2 years ago

Happy as a little pig in s***!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, I won !!

Malcontent
Community Member
2 years ago

*yawning...

Nancy Mercer
Community Member
2 years ago

Morning Jo Jo!

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Yay! It's almost Christmas.

Rose Hogue
Community Member
2 years ago

My team got a touchdown!

Tracey Martens
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm thinking our Panda's comments are sometimes better than the original!

GregW
Community Member
2 years ago

GOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!

Ava Castles
Community Member
2 years ago

Yay!! I just broke the record for the most seaweed in my lake!!!

Mark Tidd
Community Member
2 years ago

ain't no party like an otter party!

Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

I got hands!!

Moe
Community Member
2 years ago

Yay Christmas break

Chip Snaddon
Community Member
2 years ago

anthropomorphism..yawwwn!

Stella Lungu
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh look, it's Benedict Cumberbatch.

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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

Troy Mayne Report

Allison G.
Community Member
2 years 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

Bence Mate Report

Nancy E
Community Member
2 years 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

Katy Laveck-Foster Report

Ian Rispin
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2 years 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

Olivier Colle Report

Pi...
Community Member
2 years 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

Jean Jacques Alcalay Report

Heidrance
Community Member
2 years 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

John Threlfall Report

Troux
Community Member
2 years 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

Daniel Trim Report

Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

come on Jerry, you are soooo off key!

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