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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glowworm2
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Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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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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Katy McMouse
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O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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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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Katy McMouse
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And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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1 month ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago (edited)

And then, Mr Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham stole our last coin out of the Poor Box!

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Antonia
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1 month ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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1 month ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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1 month ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

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

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postboredom
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1 month ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

Then I told Keesha that Monica's boyfriend Brad's friend Joey said to Nicole...

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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1 month ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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1 month ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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1 month ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

"Man, I knew I shouldn't have mixed those Kellogg's' Frosted Flakes with the generic store brand ones!"

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Antonia
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1 month ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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1 month ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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1 month ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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1 month ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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1 month ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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1 month ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

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postboredom
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1 month ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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1 month ago

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

Elaine Dodge
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1 month ago

Hey Mom, are you awake? Are you awake, Mom? Psst, Mom.

Ken Schubert
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1 month ago

Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom!

Nadine Bamberger
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1 month ago

Betty started the slow process of drowning herself. Anything not to hear that dang vacation story again.

Angela B
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1 month ago

Mum! Mum! Mum! Mum! Muuuuuummmmmm!

BusLady
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1 month ago

Trying to ignore the town gossip.

Najeh Omri
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1 month ago

Mom,can i hang out with lazly ?? she thinks im Fat <3

Colette Vick
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1 month ago

Mom, I am hungry!

Barb Stegens
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1 month ago

I love you mama

Teresa Wong
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1 month ago

So I heard that she really likes him. But it’s a secret don’t tell

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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1 month ago

your ear looks tastyyy

Phyllis Dodd
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1 month ago

Can you hear me now?

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

Sally can just about talk your ear off

Sheri O'Sullivan
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1 month ago

"You're getting very sleepy. You're the most beautiful hippo in the whole world. You're getting even more sleepy."

hallowed demon
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6 days ago

I see the dirty and the good. The dirty came first

Dons Hainsworth
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2 weeks ago

Do you know what Karen did??!

Yebon Lee
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1 month ago

"Mom, can I eat your ear?"

RP
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1 month ago

Can you hear me now

Viv Hart
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1 month ago

Wake up, Mum!

Carmen Anderson
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1 month ago

Can you hear me? ♥️♥️😂😂

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
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1 month ago

How to piss Mum off in 5, 4, 3...

June Galloway
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1 month ago

Hippo secrets

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

Just a little nibble on the ear to show that I'm, interested!

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

Just a little ninnle of the ear to show that I'm interested.

Elizabeth McCartney
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1 month ago

And did you hear about Edith and Humphrey?

Kip Vidrine
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1 month ago

"mommma, I pee'd in the pool"

Annette Rainbow
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1 month ago

"watch me mum" "watch me mum" "I SAID WATCH ME".

Annie
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1 month ago

"And then she said..."

Tom Hardeveld
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1 month ago

Mom...mom...mom...mom....mom...ma...ma...ma...ma...mama....mama...mama...mama...mommy...mommy....mommy...

Elyce M. Benham
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1 month ago

I’m gonna’ blow I her ear...

Lelly Taffyn
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1 month ago

Oh I long to bite your ear darling

FireStone Beware
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1 month ago

Fight me

Leisa K
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1 month ago

And here we have the rare Mike Tyson Hippo.

ArhomR
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1 month ago

Mom, can you ear me? Mom, I’m hungry. Mommm!!

Amanda Ashton
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1 month ago

whispering sweet nothings

Susann Campbell
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1 month ago

"Mom I have to pee".

CharliAnn Olney
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1 month ago

Hey, did you hear the one about ...

Mya Lugar
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1 month ago

I SAID "WHY DID YOU SPEND ALL THAT MONEY ON HEARING AIDS,,you NEVER wear them!"

Anita Staaden
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1 month ago

Did you hear the one about the hungry crocodile...

Gloria J Williams
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1 month ago

whisper sweet nothings in her earl

Penny Dove
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1 month ago

Whisper a little hippo romance in my ear sweetie.

Sandra Lipiec
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1 month ago

Sweet nothings in your ear.

Jean Thompson
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1 month ago

what's going on 'ear??

Kate Bildsoe
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1 month ago

“Hey little mama let me whisper in your ear”

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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1 month ago

Famous last words.... "Hmmm.... Maybe just a little taste?? I'm sure she won't mind."

Cynthia Marrs
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1 month ago

Hey Mom!

Lorena Magee
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1 month ago

Mom, I hafta pee!

J.D. Mack
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1 month ago

I keep thinking it's Tuesday.

Marlene Ricker
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1 month ago

Secret telling, hippo style!

Burtine Kendall
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1 month ago

And then he said....

JJM
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1 month ago

So, listen Karen, no need to get mad, I was only jocking.

Jane Campbell
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1 month ago

Guess who I saw with Henrietta at the other end of the pond?

Debra Powers
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1 month ago

Whispering sweet nothings..

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

Mum can I go play with Henry upstream?

Sue Clasen
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1 month ago

Gossip at it's best!

Jeannie Carle
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1 month ago

"But Mommmmm! Listen!"

Mumof1
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1 month ago

Hey ma, you're right - I can poop in the water and no-one will see.

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SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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