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...!

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

my exact thougts! XD

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Hot, hot, hot this sand is bloody hot.

postboredom
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4 months ago

2 steps forward, 1 step back, flap your wings back and front, booty shake and repeat

Darwinist
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4 months ago

when the floor is lava

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Ow ow ow ..OHHH!

Torchicachu
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4 months ago

oh my gosh this is so cute!!!!

Katie Garr
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4 months ago

l e g s

Char Char
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4 months ago

'You put your left claw in...

Cici Qiu
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4 months ago

IDK if it’s called a claw or talon lol

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Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

I’m trying out for Chorus Line. I have the leg’s for it!

Viktor Mészáros
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4 months ago

Daniel San practicing crane

Deppressed Burito
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4 months ago

stelth

Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

meme man is back

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La bellesouris
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4 months ago

Practice for "Swan Lake"

J Sizz
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4 months ago

Wait..... owls have legs?

BusLady
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4 months ago

Of course they do! Here's proof. images-2-5...128e3.jpeg images-2-5f5aa1c5128e3.jpeg

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James Hardin
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2 months ago

little help

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3 months ago

WhAts oN tHe mEnU....? L E G S

Stormy Ashes
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3 months ago

HALP, I'M SINKING

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Perfect shot !!!

Laura Crawley
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4 months ago

It was easier to fly in my mind

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

One step at a time ♥️♥️

June Galloway
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4 months ago

you put your left leg out, you put your left leg in and you turn it all about

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Sand is really soft today!

Beverly Ujanen
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4 months ago

ok practice, one two three cha cha cha, and again

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

I'm sinking. I'm sinking!

Lisa Lenox
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4 months ago

One... singular sensation every little move she makes...

Argha Chowdhury
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4 months ago

Ballerina

Boopie Dew
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4 months ago

So I sneak up like this, tippy toe style.

Lelly Taffyn
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4 months ago

oh no - I have left a footprint !

Heather Garnham
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4 months ago

Sneaking in after curfew

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Cmon Jarvis, walk like you own the place

Leisa K
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4 months ago

"For my last act, I shall do my impression of a Flamingo. Thank you. Thank you very much. I'm here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress."

Lois Mynders
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4 months ago

i love the movie "karate kid"

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

Wow that is hot!

Susann Campbell
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4 months ago

If I tip toe very softly maybe that crab won't get away this time.

Ruth Dyke
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4 months ago

Can I dance? Watch me.

elfin
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4 months ago

You put your left foot in, You put your left foot out; You put your left foot in, And you shake it all about. You do the Hokey-Pokey, And you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about!

Sara MacFarland
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4 months ago

My vote for best photo and comment combination

Curry on...
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4 months ago

This pose will earn me a black belt.

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Tip toe, through the sand dune by the other sand dune, with me.

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

NOW what have I stepped into! Hope I get out of this!

Aakash Luharuka
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4 months ago

I hope no one saw me drop that vase.

Connie Muse
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4 months ago

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky

Ellen Daniels
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4 months ago

Looking for a tango partner

d bradley
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4 months ago

wax on, wax off

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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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