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'.

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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?

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

Rosé?

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Sabrina Fisher
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2 months ago

and this kids... is why you dont lick electrical outlets

BusLady
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2 months ago

I just got my hair done. What do you think?

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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2 months ago

Wow, way to much moose in the hair today!

WildBerry
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2 months ago

mouse too

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Francis
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2 months ago

hey! alan! hey!

CARMEN FLORES
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2 months ago

Never going back to that beauty parlor...too much hair spray.

Leslie Burleson
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2 months ago

Me trying to embarrass my sister as I wait for her at the airport .

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Just one more cup o' coffee.. just one ..just one more cup o' coffee....

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"Sometimes you feel like a nut . . ."

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

I found the Ultimate stack of nuts!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Wow she IS something isn't she, yoo hoo

Curry on...
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2 months ago

You talkin' to me?

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

I just love my new hair cut, don't you just love my new hair cut? Don't you just love it? I certainly do love it.

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

Steve! Steve! Steve! Oh wait, that's not Steve is it? ALAN

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Ahhh! The feeling of wind in my hair❣️

Carol Stephen
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2 months ago

No it's Steve! Steve!

Sin Nee
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2 months ago

Show my feather horns

Suzette Duby
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2 months ago

Look Ma, I jelled my ears!

Merilyn Horton
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2 months ago

I’m all ears.

Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Wish my squirrels had uncontrollable eat hair.

Lisa Pownall
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2 months ago

*ear?

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1 month ago

aLiEnS

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

HimynameisHaroldImanutadictandatreeoffender.........

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Simply adorable !!!

Teresa Groth
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2 months ago

Funky ear do!

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

It was hair raising ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Excited!

Anna Salerno
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2 months ago

Whose a happy boy?

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

Okay, so they aren't rabbit ears....

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

A little hare here, a little hare there!

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

No I was going for more of a Flock of Seagulls look

Darth Vader
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2 months ago

Can I join?

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

I hear the nuts falling! 👍

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Oh - I am happy - but what am I ???

Shelly Tubbesing
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2 months ago

Kramer from ""Seinfeld"

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

We all have that one friend

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Heeeeyyyy look at me look at me.

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

Alan Alan ALAN where are you?

Jean Thompson
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2 months ago

WOW NUTZ!!!!!!!!!

Mumof1
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2 months ago

Nuts? Whole Hazelnuts?

Colette Vick
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2 months ago

I slept on the wrong side tonight!

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

Do you like my new do

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

WHAAAAAAA?!?

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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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