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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3 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
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

very formal church, must wear tuxedos!

Sykz
Community Member
3 years ago

Their Sunday best.

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a one picturesque location...

Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine the cold... Brrr!

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Lori Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

"Bob, you sure you really want to go through this? You can still walk away." "Jerry, I have to take responsibility. She's got this egg..." "Bob. Robert. You don't even know it's yours."

Laura Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hope the brides still in there!"

Janine Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

Blessed are the Penguins because they shall inherit the church...

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought the peguins were people in suits for a moment XD

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
3 years ago

Now remember what I said kids, no swearing in front of the vicar !!

Terry Morse
Community Member
3 years ago

MAX: Hmm, that didn't used to be there. Sam, did you put that there? SAM: Don't look at me, I'm a secular humanist!

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Look like Dominican nun habits

Julius Ronquillo
Community Member
2 years ago

"Anybody in there?!"

Vimala Devi
Community Member
3 years ago

"We've finally arrived "

Per-Øivin Andersen
Community Member
3 years ago

where is it wanna go there.

Em Boldt
Community Member
3 years ago

Child, Middle Penguin: "Do we have to go AGAIN, mom?" - Dad, Last Penguin: "Hush! We're going to make yer mother happy!" - Mom, First penguin's just rolling her eyes.

Dr. Incognito
Community Member
3 years ago

Must be a burial... sad

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Now let's waddle in and find our seats.

Louise Werner
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a "get me to the church on time" moment. Wonder which one is the groom.

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
1 year ago

How on earth did they manage to erect such a structure way out in the middle of nowhere ? ! ? !

Louise Werner
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a wedding: "Get me to the church on time.

Marsha Domesick
Community Member
3 years ago

Three kings!

Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
3 years ago

"I swear, if it's not over by noon I'm walking!"

David Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

'Just be quiet in here, Bob.'

Mary Richmond
Community Member
3 years ago

So sweet.

Lois Newman
Community Member
3 years ago

I'D LIKE TO SEE THEM PRAY AND SING.

Sharon E. LaLond
Community Member
3 years ago

Love this one, too cute!!!

Anna Browne
Community Member
3 years ago

I honestly find this cooler than funny 😊

Janet Popp
Community Member
3 years ago

You are late

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

Overdone trope.

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
3 years ago

hahaha!))))))

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 years ago

Are we the only ones here?

Patricia Faulkner
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this photo it perfect and it so cute. nice going wow that awesome lol.

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
3 years ago

This church suits me

Rose Hogue
Community Member
3 years ago

Praying for ice and some much loved rocks!

Ava Castles
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm guessing the bride is inside the church`, having spray painted herself for the wedding...

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. This is stunning.

Community Member
3 years ago

At first I thought they were actually people in tux's! I had look twice lol

Usernameofgag
Community Member
3 years ago

Just wave and smile!!!!

Juana
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous chapel and setting.

Mikki
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this! Brilliant x)

Anthony Picco
Community Member
3 years ago

looks photoshopped

Mick Fowler
Community Member
3 years ago

Church is for the birds!

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Heh. That's how I feel about organized religion, too. "Why do we need the building? It just gets in the way!"

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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
3 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
3 years 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

Troy Mayne Report

Allison G.
Community Member
3 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
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

come on Jerry, you are soooo off key!

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