While we’re struggling with climate change and animal conservation, photographers have still managed to find the funny side of things at the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The finalists for 2019 have just been shared, and I don’t envy the judges who have to pick a winner!

The competition is open to photographers around the world, and it’s free to enter. All you need is a camera and some hilarious wildlife and you could be next year’s winner!

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The photographers don’t just have camera skills, but they’ve also captured the animals in exactly the right moment to share with us how amazing animals really can be in the wild. So here are a few of our favourite finalists:

1. They’re nearly ready for the Dancing on Ice finals too!

© Andre Erich/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

2. Uhh shit… (I wonder if this little fish survived)

© Anthony N Petrovich/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

3. SOMEONE SAVE MEEE

© Corey Seeman/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

4. I solemnly swear I’m up to no good…

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5. Am I doing it right? Am I surfing?

© Donna Bourdon/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

6. AND ANOTHER THING

© Vlado Pirsa/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

7. Bears love hide and seek too!

© Valtterri Muikahainen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

8. Hmm… I wonder what she’s going to caption this one…

© Txema Garcia Laseca/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

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9. Hell yeah, bitches! We’re in the final!

© Thomas Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

10. It’s time to kick back, relax, and wait for my banana

© Thomas Mangelson/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

11. Who knew Capybaras made such great henchmen?

© Susan Knowler/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

12. IT’S FUN TO STAY AT THE YMCA

© Ryan Jefferds/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

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13. Hi, hey, so erm my name’s Steve and I was just wondering, erm, have you seen my friend Alan?

© James Vodicka/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

14. No need for the sign here!

© Lisa Vanderhoop/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

15. Maybe if I stand reeeeaaally still, they might not see me…

© Roie Galitz/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

16. It wasn’t me, I swear!

© Eric Keller/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

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17. When it’s really windy, and you just have to accept that your hair isn’t going to get out of your face

© Eric Keller/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

18. When you realise you’ve left your phone at home

© Harry Walker/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

19. How many times do I have to tell you, I’m not one of the three bears

© Eric Fisher/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

20. Don’t stop believing – hold on to that feeling!

© Martina Gebert/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

21. Go Wildcats!

© Kevin Sawford/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

22. Honestly, it’s not what it looks like…

© Peter Haygarth/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

23. When you’re too busy laughing at your own joke to notice you’re being papped

© Lloyd Durham/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

24. And you’re sure my wish will come true if I do this?

© Geert Weggen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

25. When someone opens your curtains in the morning

© Marion Volborn/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

There are so many finalists, we couldn’t share them all, but you can find the rest of them here. The winner will be announced on 13th November.