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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: Anthropomorphic animals

From laughing zebras to goofy grizzlies, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates 2016's funniest snaps of animals - and asks us to think about their future.

Bringing together conservation awareness and the internet's favorite preoccupation, the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards honors the year's funniest pictures of animals. 

Now in its second year, the judges – a panel of photographers, comedians, environmentalists and TV personalities – said 2016's entries were even better than the previous year.

Over 2,200 photos were submitted, and commended for "combining exquisite photography skills and perfect comedy timing."

The winners included a fox disappearing into the snow, grinning zebras and a pelican dropping its lunch mid-air.

The awards organizers say they were driven by the "need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things… Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation."

Which is why they have joined forces international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation, hoping the clickable pics will raise awareness of Born Free's work and stimulate conversation about what each of us can do to help protect wildlife.

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