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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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.

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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~~"

ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

woop woop!

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Maybe this wasn't such a great idea after all.

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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4 months ago

Little help here?

Donald Holder
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4 months ago

When the music for Mission Impossible starts playing!

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

When life gets dull just hang in there

Bonnie Hsia
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4 months ago

A little help here?

BusLady
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4 months ago

He greatly underestimated how much weight that branch could hold.

Sheri O'Sullivan
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4 months ago

"And this house just ain't no home, any time she goes away."

Kelly Kelli
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4 months ago

So I'm not a bird. Good to know

Demongrrrrl
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4 months ago

Wellllll, shit. Now what do I do?

HauntedTeaCup
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4 months ago

Sup

Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

How is that even comfortable?

hallowed demon
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3 months ago

One word: bondage

Jo Ehly
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4 months ago

Just hanging.

Liz Sahlin
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4 months ago

Just hanging around

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Hang in there baby !!!

Diana Dodd
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4 months ago

Chillin’ the afternoon away!

Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

Love just hanging around here!

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

I'm trying to hang in there ♥️♥️

Kikka io
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4 months ago

okay, then I'll explain how I got here

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Glad I don't have to sleep (rest) like this!

Hailie Power
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4 months ago

oh this is awkward

Kenny Rex
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4 months ago

Monday already?

Boopie Dew
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4 months ago

Jean Claude eat your heart out.

Elyce M. Benham
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4 months ago

OK. If i just shift my weight...

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

"What you looking at!"

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Check it out babe~

Lynn Burt
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4 months ago

MOMMY!!!!!!

Loretta
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4 months ago

"Yes, I sit perfectly comfortable. Why do you ask?"

Rachel Arteiro
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4 months ago

I'm just gonna hang here.

Mary Peace
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4 months ago

Mother said there would be days like this.

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

just hangin' around to see what goes!

Kika González
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4 months ago

I missed but oh that breeze feels good

Susann Campbell
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4 months ago

Oh nothing , so how's your day?

Ruth Dyke
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4 months ago

This wasn't such a good idea.

Curry on...
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4 months ago

Told ya' this branch could hold my weight.

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Good grief!!! Why don't you climb this tree, they said. It will be fun they said.

Imperfekt
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4 months ago

Now that's the literal example of just hangin' out.

Michelle Geiger
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4 months ago

What? Me? Just hanging out. Nothing to see here...

Cynthia Marrs
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4 months ago

Just resting here.

Virgil Blue
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4 months ago

A rare sighting of Jean Raccoon van Damme.

Lu Murray
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4 months ago

trying to hang on...noo i'm slipping, slipping

Erienne Claxton
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4 months ago

When you're waiting for him to put on the condom XD

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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4 months ago

super spy

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Hang on - helps on the way!

Sharon Vaughn
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4 months ago

Hang in there, baby.

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

Boy, that was some party last night!

JJM
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4 months ago

Well, this is awkward!

La bellesouris
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4 months ago

Wheeeeeee!!!!!!

Colette Vick
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4 months ago

I am soooo bored!

Sharon Hyatt
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4 months ago

help......Help...... HELP ! ! !

Ava-cado
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4 months ago

Just chillin

Teresa Wong
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4 months ago

Just hanging out. How about you

Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

ready to impress his crush with how many pull ups he can do

Oskar vanZandt
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4 months ago

Awkward... erm, don't suppose you could lend me a hand?

Linda HS
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4 months ago

How you doin'?

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago

Hmmm, a new yoga pose?

Maria Roberts
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4 months ago

So... now what?

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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4 months ago

OP OP OP OP 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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