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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4 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

photobomb level 999

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4 months ago

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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4 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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4 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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4 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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4 months ago

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

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

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

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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4 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

Feral Heart
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4 months ago

Mom, not in front of the otter* kids.

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Chris
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4 months ago

W-otter you saying mate?

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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4 months ago

"Not now, Ma. They're watching"

AJu
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4 months ago

Erm mom, ok sure I love you too, now stop

izzy bradford
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4 months ago

stop it, mom! your embarrassing me...

Laila Hernandez
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4 months ago

its eyes r like, mom wtf r u doing!?

Darwinist
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4 months ago

That face. XD

Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

heard of social distancing before?

Mia Cardenas
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4 months ago

Precious

Chelle R.
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4 months ago

Awe mommm!!🦦🦦

Finch
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4 months ago

'Is that really how baby otters are made?'

RitaGG
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4 months ago

Mom - watch my personal space!

Jane Doe
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4 months ago

A one night stand turns into a. Otter disaster

James Hardin
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3 months ago

moooooom

Melissa Meaux
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3 months ago

Joe Biden as an otter 🤣

Alinutza Sadika
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3 months ago

:-))) Like my doughter when I am trying to snnugle and kiss her :-))) naughty mom ...

Dons Hainsworth
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3 months ago

Whoa, wait Mum, not my ear!!!

Abri Correa
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4 months ago

MWA! MWA! MWA! Mom thats embarassing!

Jeff Porter
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4 months ago

Biden just doing his thing.

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

I simply, adore otters !!!

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

But Mom, it wasn't me !!!

Judy Bywaters
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4 months ago

Mum please remove your tongue from my ear

Brittania Kelli
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4 months ago

My 12 year old at school drop off.

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

I hope no one is watching. ♥️

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
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4 months ago

I wonder what this little otter is thinking with that look.

June Galloway
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4 months ago

but I don't want to learn how to swim

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Wha's happening?

Cooter McCluskey
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4 months ago

The 'Corn Pop Struggle Snuggle'

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

Stop whispering in my ear. It tickles.

Patricia Bennett
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4 months ago

Ooopppsss wrong mommy!

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Mooooooooom! Not at school! The cool kids are right there!

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

Awwww sooo cute!

Elaine Mattingly
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4 months ago

You ever pull a stunt like that again and I'll skin you alive. Understand? "Yes Mam."

Lucy Sale
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4 months ago

Otter confusion!

Anne Broadhurst
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4 months ago

Ugh! Gerroff

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

He's thinking, "I wonder if she found out what I did..."

Stephanie Hinchliff
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4 months ago

That's exactly what my 16 yo son looks like when I try to kiss him goodnight :-)

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Ewe, mom!!!

Alison Welles
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4 months ago

Wait - waht? My father is a walrus?

Sam Cook
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4 months ago

"Is there no otter way to show your love?"

Lu Murray
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4 months ago

OOO Geezzz, here she goes again

Amy Hedges
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4 months ago

Whispering.... “ I told you to take a nap...”

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Mother LOVE!

Burtine Kendall
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4 months ago

TMI Mom

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

Ugh! Morning breath alert!

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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4 months ago

A possible case of mistaken identity. LOL

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

"When do grown-ups stop kissing kids?" I hope my pals don't see me.

Joyce Gregory
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4 months ago

Been there; done that.

Livvy-Rose Richards
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4 months ago

Awww so cute!

Dawn Davies
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4 months ago

What the!!!!!

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

You are kidding? NOO, Really?

OTTER
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4 months ago

You found a ‘what’ behind my ear?!?!?

Opal4eva
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4 months ago

Hewp meh

Nick Gates
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4 months ago

The morning after a big bender

Jenny Sellmark
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4 months ago

Say what??

Sue Knerl
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4 months ago

Geez Mom, that tickles!

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SoozeeQ
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4 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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4 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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4 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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4 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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4 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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4 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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4 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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4 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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4 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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4 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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4 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

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

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NanZ
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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