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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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~~"

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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...!

Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

This looks more like they couldn't get to the food and are therefore going to slash your tires in a hostile reprisal.

Darwinist
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4 months ago

When were bears certified car mechanics.

Mumof1
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4 months ago

What - you've never seen a bear change a tyre?

MN “MN Female” Female
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4 months ago

I told you they always hide the spare up here!

NanZ
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4 months ago

Nothing to worry about here, just checking your tires.

Donald Holder
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4 months ago

Hand me the lug wrench, this is on tighter than I thought!

BusLady
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4 months ago (edited)

Pooh lied, there's no honeycomb up in here.

ArhomR
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4 months ago

Blasphemer. Pooh never lies!!

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago (edited)

it's actually very sad that young bear cubs have to steal food from humans to eat. They should be foraging for natural food, not stealing

SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Too many humans, and not enough habitats left for the animals.

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Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

bears: we are here to fixes your car humand: really :/

KIANA CAFFERY
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4 months ago

mission impossible

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

Cindy keep eyes open for Yogi , ok Boo Boo

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

A bear and a spare!

Baine Linsley
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4 months ago

"Yup, tread depth looks good -- we'll be going now."

Tim Skeens
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4 months ago

Just changing the tire

James Hardin
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2 months ago

get the tire

Young Sheldon
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3 months ago

NASCAR

creative panda
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3 months ago

You never saw us...

Liz Sahlin
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4 months ago

Whaaaat? Never seen a baby bear change a tire before?! Then you never been in Alaska!!!

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Wait till mommy gets here !!!

Kikka io
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4 months ago

then you take the jack that in the meantime I loosen the bolts ...

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

What's going on here?

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

You be the lookout. I'll share my loot!

Jennifer Brown
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4 months ago

Quick...back down on all fours so they'll never suspect!!

averageperson
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4 months ago

Bears are stealing your tires.

Jane Doe
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4 months ago

You hide the picnic basket, I hide the lugs ...

Elyce M. Benham
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4 months ago

Ah, no thanks. We can handle this.

Lelly Taffyn
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4 months ago

Get in for heavens sake - before they come !!!!

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

we werent just trying.. to.. steal your car..

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

We are just unloading for you!

James F. Wilson Jr.
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4 months ago

OK you get the tires,I got the battery

Amanda Ashton
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4 months ago

oh boy we are going to get caught stealing the Ute harry up and fined the keys already

Mya Lugar
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4 months ago

Check again, Burt, sometimes they think they're soooo smart hiding the food in the wheel well and such!

Gloria J Williams
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4 months ago

Tire thieves.

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

...they can drive on 3 tires!

Penny Dove
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4 months ago (edited)

Hay buddy, where do you keep your jack and extra lug nuts? I'll have this tire changed in a jiffy.

Maple Chan
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4 months ago

'Dude- you broke the axel!'

Sandra Lipiec
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4 months ago

He is coming back, and he has a bad attitude.

April Pickett
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4 months ago

Mama's calling them.

Cynthia Marrs
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4 months ago

Move along. Nothing to see here.

Carol Majorsky
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4 months ago

I’m going as fast as I can! But it won’t come off!

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

There goes your lunch guys!

Barry Patterson
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4 months ago

What? No. Just changing the tire for you.

Bonnie Hsia
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4 months ago

Nothing to see here! Keep moving.

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Sprung again Sis

Kaleen Ellis
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4 months ago

Nope. Nothing to see here.

Arieh ben Israel
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4 months ago

" Just changin' the tire . . . nothin' to see here. ( Marty . . . where's the lug wrench ? )

Bunny Wood
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4 months ago

Move on buster, nothing to see here...

Opal4eva
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4 months ago

LETS GO SIS HURRY UP

La bellesouris
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4 months ago

Border patrols latest undercover agents

Ellen Daniels
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4 months ago

They usually leave the keys under here.

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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4 months ago

they found this trying to infiltrate the base RUNNNNN

Noddy
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4 months ago

Lassli is too fat to eat these cookies anyway

Linda HS
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4 months ago

Learning to change a tire...

Char Char
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4 months ago

Hand me the wrench.

ML
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4 months ago

Changing or stealing the tyre?

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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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