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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2 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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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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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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2 months ago

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

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

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

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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2 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

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

ArhomR
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2 months ago

No fair peeking!!

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BusLady
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2 months ago

I guess this is what they mean by the term "bug eyed."

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

That bear will never find me!

Deena Salzman
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2 months ago

Another picture with no animal in it!

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Eyes invincible!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

These lens are brilliant except where am I going?

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

That stick is staring at me!!!!

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Does this wheat stalk make me look fat?

Shelly Welton
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2 months ago

But this "Damselfly" appears to be in distress!

Mary Peace
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2 months ago

I read that yesterday and only just got it. Brilliant!

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Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Mother Nature never ceases to amuse.

Gloria J Williams
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2 months ago

I saw the bear doing it so maybe it works.

Mary Peace
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2 months ago

If you saw the bear doing it, that means it doesn't work.

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Susan Miller
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2 months ago

Totally Adorable!

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

an old saying your eyes are bigger than your belly

Sandra Lipiec
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2 months ago

I think I saw a bear

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

You know the trouble with having eyes like mine is you keep bumping into things

Mary Peace
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2 months ago

"These new specs are all very well, but do they fit me?"

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

It's all about symmetry.

Mia Cardenas
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2 months ago

This is such a great pic!!!!

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

the shy ones

Anna Roos
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1 month ago

Peekaboo!

Leslie Parker
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1 month ago

I always feel like somebody’s watching me...

TabledTurnsxddd
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1 month ago

and i say eww xddd

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

😂😂😂😂 ohgods I love this one!!!

Steve Cruz
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2 months ago

"Stupid bear, thinks I can't see him behind the tree."

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Hi you coming to play

Laura Crawley
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2 months ago

I LOVE this! New screen saver!

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

you can not see me

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Peek a boo ♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

could not look away from this picture. creature from Star Wars comes to mind

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

GOD had such a great time making all the animals!

Anna Salerno
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2 months ago

Bawahahahaha

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

This guy is trying to copy the bear

Kathryn Tosney
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2 months ago

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Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

I'm perfecting my hug for the next time we meet!

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

I can see you, but you can't see me. Told ya, I'm brilliant

Patricia Bennett
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2 months ago

What is this...it sure blends in...good natural colourings!

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

{Peekaboo

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Dameselfly in Distress

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

The big bird will never notice a I’m here now!

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

I love this one to bits - screamingly funny if playing hide and seek - but just amazing at other times

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Incredible - absolutely incredible <3

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

I seeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuu

TuxCat13
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2 months ago

Aww, so cute!!!

Lu A Crowley
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2 months ago

Introducing the newest Sesame Street character...

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Yes ,it was frozen, yes my toung is stuck, no I'm not angry but would appreciate some help once you finish your photografy fest and stop laughing if you can.

Anne Broadhurst
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2 months ago

You can't see me!

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

Peek-A-Boo

Kristy Marie
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2 months ago

this is OwO If I didn't know better lmfao

Sara MacFarland
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2 months ago

I seee you!

Tamera Gardner
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2 months ago

“8, 9, 10. Ready or not! Here I come!”

Gaye Wells
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2 months ago

Sid? Is that you?

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

Those better be eyes! ( | )

Barbara Kaplan
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2 months ago

Can you see me now?

Sharon Madsen
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2 months ago

Peek!

Carol Stephen
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2 months ago

Can you see me now?

Sin Nee
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2 months ago

Look at me got a Long body

Donny Gerdes
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2 months ago

NO PEEKING

Toea Muresan Iulia
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2 months ago

bhahahaha!

J. Kasilo
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2 months ago

I saw a bear do that once...

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

I seeeee you heee heee

Sarah O'Dwyer
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2 months ago

Eye don't see anything...

NanZ
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2 months ago

What is that??

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postboredom
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2 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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2 months 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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2 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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2 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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2 months 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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2 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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2 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

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

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

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

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NanZ
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2 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

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

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