In its third year, the Comedy Photography Wildlife Awards have announced their finalists in their annual ‘Conservation through Competition’ campaign.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. After its first year, these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.

If you’d like to enter future competitions, learn more about the organization, or support conservation by purchasing any of their merchandise, check the link at the end of this article.

For now, we present to you a sampling of 2017’s finalists:

‘Jeff is drunk… again.’

‘Birdfart.’

‘Thwap’… it was then that Phil realized fish cannot give ‘high fives’.

‘But where does it come from?….’

This is what is referred to as giving someone ‘the ‘ol Crabeye’.

‘Bearsex in the snow with heat-fog’

‘You don’t know how to drive’… was the last anyone has ever heard or seen of these monkeys and that motorcycle.

Mudskippers realizing self-existence is an illusion.

Designated Driver.

‘This blanket smells…’

Jerry finally gets the joke he heard last night.

Do you even lift, Bro?

Second place in the world air guitar competition

I am here to collect your soul.

‘He said your nose looks like a dick…’

I mixed a Red Bull with some NyQuil…

Because of devastating climate change, Giraffes now eat small planes.

Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘poop hole’.

‘Does this growth under my chin look weird to you?…..’

The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity founded by Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and their eldest son Will following Bill and Virginia’s starring roles in the classic film Born Free. Today the Foundation is devoted to wild animal welfare and compassionate conservation, working to save animal lives, stop suffering, rescue individuals and protect rare species. Our charity is determined to end captive animal exploitation, phase out zoos and keep wildlife in the wild. We take action for lions, elephants, gorillas, tigers, wolves, bears, dolphins, turtles, British wildlife and much more and work with local communities to find solutions to help people and wildlife live together without conflict. Find out more and get involved at give.bornfree.org.uk/donate. Thank you!

To learn more about the competition and causes it serves, as well as check out past years winning photos, check out the Comedy Photography Wildlife Awards website.

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