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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Non conformist in training

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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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

This I've seen before, &, is by far my favorite!

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#3

Highly Commended “Wtf” By George Cathcart

Highly Commended “Wtf” By George Cathcart

George Cathcart Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

You don't say! I'm shocked ; just shocked!

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#4

Highly Commended “Hitching A Ride” By Daisy Gilardini

Highly Commended “Hitching A Ride” By Daisy Gilardini

Daisy Gilardini Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Kind of an awkward place to hang on

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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

Mikki
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this! Brilliant x)

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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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah, a fox, acts like some golfers think.................

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#7

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

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

Penny Palmer Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Otters are comical & fun to watch

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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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Slap away, I say! See my smile.........

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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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, what do we do to make it go?

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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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

This looks like the dirty rabbit that ate my plants to the ground......................

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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

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty agile

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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

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

"Up, Up, and Away!"

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#14

Highly Commended “Mudskippers Got Talent” By Daniel Trim

Highly Commended “Mudskippers Got Talent” By Daniel Trim

Daniel Trim Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Their concert is heard by many of us living near water.

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