After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter.

One of the founders of the Awards, Tom Sullam, told Bored Panda that the competition exists to recognize great photography and pictures of wild animals that make us snort into our cups of tea. The competition also aims to raise awareness about conservation through a humorous, upbeat, and positive association with these animals.

Read on for our full interview with Tom about the competition’s 6th year, scroll down to check out the finalists, upvote your fave photos, and let us know in the comments which picture you’d pick as your winner. Speaking of those, keep an eye out for the winners on October 22! And have a peek at last year’s finalists here and winners here.

More info: ComedyWildlifePhoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Fernleaf6505
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oh no he didn't–

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Fernleaf6505
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photobomb level 999

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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Oh god, please give me some food!

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Eva the Egg
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What a rebel!

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Fernleaf6505
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clearing the pesky water hyacinths :)

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Fernleaf6505
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you can't see me :D

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

"share?" "NOH!"

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Fernleaf6505
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always that one friend

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

heard of social distancing before?

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

to eat or not to eat? that is the question

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

should be a panda

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

oh flip-

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

hakuna matata~

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Paige Box
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5 months ago

0 fucks given

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

*facepalm*

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SoozeeQ
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5 months ago

Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

smile for the camera :D

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Amsterdude
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Nails on fleek

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Fernleaf6505
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parent-child bonding 💜

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

where's mom?

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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Katy McMouse
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5 months ago

The neighbor laughing his ass off over the above hangover.

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

let me help you

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Antonia
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5 months ago

facefalm haha

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Antonia
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5 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Moooooooooommmmm!!! He's not sharing the berries like you asked him to!!

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Paige Box
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I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Eva the Egg
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How is that even comfortable?

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Eva the Egg
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Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago (edited)

it's actually very sad that young bear cubs have to steal food from humans to eat. They should be foraging for natural food, not stealing

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2 steps forward, 1 step back, flap your wings back and front, booty shake and repeat

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago

my hot springggggg

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glowworm2
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Monkey motor gang!

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Fernleaf6505
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5 months ago (edited)

learning how to stalk your prey

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Panda Kicki
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Morning breath.?

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Eva the Egg
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Those nipples 😂

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Cami
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5 months ago

Adoo ba do, ba do, ba do

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NanZ
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I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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Katy McMouse
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5 months ago

The whole office is tired of Melvin's shit...

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