The nomination process for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 ended on October 1 and the finalists have been revealed.
Although laughter is certainly a key component of this competition, it's also got another, even more important function. The competition uses mirth and laughter to help raise awareness about conservation efforts. The competition works with the Born Free Foundation, an animal welfare and conservation charity that takes action worldwide to help animals in need.
Started by two quirky but passionate wildlife photographers, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards help showcase the lighter side of nature. This year's awards feature six different categories. Check out 15 of our favorite shots below!
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