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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Comedy Wildlife Awards has announced 2017 photography awards finalists. Here are some of the shortlisted hilarious photos of animals.

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A baby lemon shark shows a big smile in front of the camera, taken in Bimini, the Bahamas. Photo by Eugene Kitsios/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017



A sea otter pictured cheering after sleep in early morning in Elkhorn Slough, California. Photo by Penny Palmer/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A large breeding colony of Gentoo penguins live on this island. In the picture you can see them grooming, but it looks like they all have no head.  Photo by Monique Joris

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A tiny chameleon who didn’t quite understand how its camouflage mechanism suppose to work in Ramat-Gan, Israel.  Photo by Nadav Begim

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Burrowing Owlet embarrassed by kissing behind him, Salton Sea, California.  Photo by Melissa Usrey/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A wild rabbit seen collecting nesting material in Belgium Flanders, Bredene, Belgium. Photo by Olivier Colle/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Say Cheese! A fish at it’s home smiling to the camera. Photo by Tanakit-Suwanyangyaun/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A Green Turtle vs a Napoleon Maori Wrasse. Photo by Troy Mayne/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A Calumma nasutum, the nose-horned chameleon seen dancing on the end of a branch in Andasibe, Madagascar.  Photo by Jasmine Vink

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A red fox surveys his shot in Douglas Croft’s “Must Have Three-Putted”, on January 25, 2017 in San Jose, California.  Photo by Douglas Croft

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

While in Tembe Elephant Park helping track endangered species (including the wild dogs) we came across this pack of African Wild Dog playing and lounging on this sand road. Apparently there was a pretty good joke told! in Tembe Elephant Park. South Africa. Photo by Tina Stehr

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A squirrel pictured scratching himself in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo by Johnny Kaapa

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

The mother bear and the boy pictured playing in Finnish forests, taken in Suomussalmi, Finland.  Photo by Hannele Kaihola

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Three king penguins approach the only church on South Georgia Island appearing to be headed for services. Titled as Mom, do we always have to be the first ones at church? Photo by Carl Henry/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Fox cubs pictured playing in County Meath, Ireland. Photo by John Sheridan

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Kamchatka brown bear pictured in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Titled as “Not to worry”. Photo by Denis Budkov

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Female Burrowing Owl and Owlets looking exhausted as four of her owlets vie for her attention in Florida. Photo by Barb D’Arpino

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Let Me Clear My Vision Red Ghost Crab (Ocypodinae sp.) Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Baby Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) pictured on the top of a yarrow flower in Monticelli Brusati, Italy. Photo by Andrea Zampatti

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Two mudskippers sing their hearts out on tidal mudflats, taken in Krabi, Thailand. (Photo by Daniel Trim/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Japanese Macaque, or Snow Monkey seen at Jigokundani Monkey Park, near Nakano in Japan. Photo by Linda Oliver

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

The Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) tried to hide in the bush for a quick tryst, but they were surely caught in the act. Photo by Bence Mate/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

American black bear (Ursus americanus) reaches back to rub his back against a small tree pictured in Redwood Meadows, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Chris Martin

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Polar Bear Ursus maritimus) mother with cub hitching a ride on mama’s bum. Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Daisy Gilardini

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Raven teases the bear pictured in Kuhmo, Finland. Photo by Esa Ringbom/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A bunch of Widgeon pictured flying but one was seen flying exactly in front of a high airline plane, taken in Preston, England. Photo by John Threlfall/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Looks like the diet worked! Gnu and shadow at the watering hole at the hide in Mkhuze Park, South Africa. Photo by Paulette Struckman/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

These two monkeys broke away from their group to “test drive” a motorbike parked near the entrance to the reserve in Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve, Indonesia. Photo by Josef Friedhuber/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Mountains Gorilla is making grimaces, as he came out of the bush after the rain, in Virunga National Park, Rwanda. Photo by Josef Friedhuber/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Blue wildebeest standing on a mound pictured in Masai Mara, Kenya. Photo by Jean Jacques Alcalay/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A giraffe checks plane safety in Graeme Guy’s “Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks” on November 17, 2008 in Masai Mara, Kenya. Photo by Graeme Guy/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Mummy Brown Bear just wants some peace and quiet in Martinselkonen, Finland. Photo by Melissa Nolan/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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33 Stunning Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Harbor seal looks to be getting a good laugh about something in San Diego. Titled as laughing seal – oh, i just got it! (Photo by Brian Valente/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards