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These Are The Year's Funniest Animal Photos

We could all use a little laughter.

11/11/2016 8:44 AM AEDT | Updated 11/11/2016 8:44 AM AEDT
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The animal kingdom can be a pretty hilarious place if you know where to look.

That’s the point of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which honor the best shots of animals doing some seriously funny things.

The award, which is now in its second year, shows that humor isn’t just limited to humans, said Tanzania-based photographer and contest creator Tom Sullam.

“The contest celebrates great photography of wildlife, but with the humorous element thrown in,” he told PBS.org. “We wanted to have a photo competition that was positive and upbeat but with a serious message about wildlife conservation attached to it.”

Judges picked 40 finalists after burrowing their way through more than 2,000 animal images from 75 different countries.

Angela Bohlke took the winning shot, which features a fox falling face first into the snow at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

“The picture shows a red fox hunting for his morning breakfast, a small rodent, known as a vole,” she told the Sun. “This photograph is from one of the times he unfortunately, however, hilariously missed. On the third try, he finally succeeded.” 

For her efforts, Bohlke wins a one-week photography safari in Kenya.

Check out Bohlke’s winning pic and other hilarious photos below:

  • Angela Bohlke/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘A tough day at the office’: Winner of The Nikon Creatures of the Land Category, and Overall Winner 2016  © Angela Bohlke
  • Nicolas de Vaulx/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Damn!’: Winner of the Kenya Airways Creatures in the Air Category 2016 © Nicolas de Vaulx
  • Jim Chen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Excuse Me’: Winner of the Underwater category 2016 © Jim Chen
  • Thomas Bullivant/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Say cheese!’: winner of The One Vision Imaging Junior Category 2016 © Thomas Bullivant
  • Mario Fiorucci/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘The world upside down’: winner of The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 2016 © Mario Fiorucci
  • Mario Fiorucci/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Dream’: winner of The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 2016 © Mario Fiorucci
  • Tom Stables/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Head Shot’ Highly Commended 2016  © Tom Stables
  • Perdita Petzl/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Maestro’: Highly Commended 2016 ‘Maestro’ © Perdita Petzl
  • Austin Thomas/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘He Went That Way...’: Highly Commended 2016 © Austin Thomas
  • Philip Marazzi/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Hello!’: Highly Commended 2016 © Philip Marazzi
  • Mario Fiorucci/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    'Curious': Highly Commended 2016 © Mario Fiorucci
  • Rob Kroenert/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Grizzly Bear Fail’: Highly Commended 2016 © Rob Kroenert
  • Caroline Tout/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    'Evolution': Highly Commended 2016 © Caroline Tout
  • Vaughan Jessnitz/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Cheetah Pondering The Speed Limit... "Well this sucks!"’: Highly Commended 2016 © Vaughan Jessnitz
  • Anup Deodhar/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    ‘Warrior Of The Grassland’: Highly Commended 2016 © Anup Deodhar
  • Adam Parsons/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016
    'Angel Bear': Highly Commended 2016 © Adam Parsons
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