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Have a giggle at the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists

Have a giggle at the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists
(Image credit: Alastair Marsh | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

If you thought about it long and hard enough, it's likely that you'd find plenty to frown about in today's world. This is why we like to enjoy a good laugh whenever we can. Thankfully, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has delivered this opportunity in spades. 

Having recently revealed the finalists for this year's competition, there's plenty of comic relief to give you a good chuckle. Forget noble stags backlit by an autumnal sunset, or owls captured mid-flight as they swoop down on their prey. From an adorably shocked otter, to a pair of brightly colored birds seemingly caught mid-argument, these images prove that nature isn't always as dignified as it might like you to think.

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However, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards isn't all fun and games (although it certainly fulfills this quota!). Part of the competition's raison d'être is conservation. On their website, they say, "None of us are perfect, all of us at some point will fly somewhere, drive somewhere, cook something, burn something and probably provide some direct input into the general warming of the globe. By entering this competition, it gives [us] the chance to do a little bit for conservation."

This hilarious photo from Vlado Pirsa shows a pair of birds "mid-argument"

This hilarious photo from Vlado Pirsa shows a pair of birds "mid-argument"

(Image credit: Vlado Pirsa | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

So how can we do our bit? Well, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has a few suggestions. 

The first is that we should shop responsibly by eschewing products that have palm oil or are un-recyclable. The second is to limit water use at home by having shorter showers, watering the garden less and, er, not flushing the toilet if you've only had a pee (just remember, it's for the planet!).

The competition also points people towards the Born Free website, an international wildlife charity that works to ensure all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect. To find out more about this worthy organization, you can view their website here

Alternatively, to cast your vote in the Affinity Photo People's Choice Award, head over to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Award's website. The competition's winners will be announced on November 13th, with the grand prize winner receiving a one-week safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya. 

Until then, take a gander through these incredible photos to give yourself a good chuckle in the name of wildlife conservation.

Dave just realized he forgot to turn the oven off before he left for work

Dave just realized he forgot to turn the oven off before he left for work

(Image credit: Marion Vollborn | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

P-p-p-p-pick up your tap shoes, it's time for some synchronized dancing

P-p-p-p-pick up your tap shoes, it's time for some synchronized dancing

(Image credit: Andrew Erlich | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

"Gosh, I hope that's seaweed brushing up against my leg"

"Gosh, I hope that's seaweed brushing up against my leg"

(Image credit: Harry Walker | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

It was at this point that Brenda realized she'd made a terrible, terrible mistake

It was at this point that Brenda realized she'd made a terrible, terrible mistake

(Image credit: Corey Seeman | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

When you close a document you've been working on all day and you realize you didn't save once

When you close a document you've been working on all day and you realize you didn't save once

(Image credit: Eric Fisher | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

All we can say is that this gives the author of this article serious flashbacks to childhood fights with her sister…

All we can say is that this gives the author of this article serious flashbacks to childhood fights with her sister…

(Image credit: Andy Harris | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

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