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  • Winner: On The Land prize

    The annual Comedy Wildlife Awards provide a humorous take on the wild kingdom by choosing the funniest images from around the world. The competition not only provides laughs, but seeks to promote wildlife conservation. <br> <br> Here are this year's winners and a few top contenders. <br> <br> A baby dormouse laughs on a yarrow flower.
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  • Winner: Overall and Portfolio categories

    An owl struggles to keep his grip as others are perched on a branch in Opusztaszer, Hungary.
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  • Winner: Under The Sea category

    A green turtle seems to clearly have the edge over a Napoleon Maori wrasse, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
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  • Winner: In The Air prize

    A widgeon flies with it's flock in front of a contrail.
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  • Joy ride

    These monkeys broke away from their group for a good time on a motorbike parked near the entrance to the reserve in Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve, Indonesia.
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  • Smile for the camera

    A baby lemon shark appears to show off a big toothy smile in Bimini, the Bahamas.
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  • Not quite what mom had in mind

    A polar bear cub hitches an awkward ride on her mother in Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada.
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  • Battle of the amphibians

    Two amphibious mudskippers look like they are in an operatic duet on tidal mudflats in Krabi, Thailand.
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  • Side eye

    A red ghost crab cleans sand from its eyes after emerging from a burrow at the Frazergunj beach, in West Bengal, India. The eyes of ghost crabs are supported on stalks and give them a wide field of vision.
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  • Holy cow!

    A young elephant seal looks pretty distressed in San Simeon, Calif. on Dec. 13, 2016.
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  • Church-going penguins

    Three king penguins approach the only church in Grytviken, South Georgia Island, British Overseas Territory.
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  • Belly laugh

    A harbor seal appears to be having a good laugh about something in Sherman Oaks, San Diego.
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  • Outsourcing seatbelt checks

    A perfectly juxtaposed giraffe and plane in Masai Mara, Kenya.
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  • Just chillin'

    A sea otter hangs out on his back early morning after waking up in Elkhorn Slough, Calif.
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  • Top guy

    A blue wildebeest creates an optical illusion standing on a mound in Masai Mara, Kenya.
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  • I have a headache

    A mother brown bear seems to be striving for some peace and quiet in Martinselkonen, Finland.
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  • Tag, you're it

    Fox cubs play in County Meath, Ireland.
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  • Just not happy right now

    A mountain gorilla grimaces as he comes out of the bush after the rain in Virunga National Park, Rwanda.
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  • Stand up straight

    Two king penguins stand at attention while another appears to give them orders in the Falkland Islands.
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