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Laughter goes wild in Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

It's only natural to laugh at these photos, from a fox doing a face-plant to a buffalo having a bad day.

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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

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1 of 17 Angela Bohlke/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

For fox sake

Go ahead. Laugh. The Comedy in Wildlife Photography contest has chosen its winners. Angela Bohlke's photo of a red fox hunting for a vole, missing, and face-planting in the snow was the contest's big winner, claiming both the overall and on the land categories. The photo was taken in Yellowstone National Park. Bohlke won a seven-night safari in Kenya as well as a camera prize package from Nikon.

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2 of 17 Caroline Tout/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

When you gotta go

Caroline Tout won one of the highly commended certificates for her photo of a komodo dragon appearing to exit a toilet in Indonesia.

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3 of 17 Philip Marazzi/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Breaking the ice

Philip Marazzi won a highly commended certificate for his image of a mother polar bear snoozing while her energetic cub gives the camera a wave. The photo was taken in Manitoba, Canada.

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4 of 17 Alison Mees/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

From A to Zebra

Photographer Alison Mees snapped a shot of this male zebra grinning for the camera in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

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5 of 17 CWPA /The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Who you calling four-eyes?

A mother-son leopard pair have a playful fight, with photographer Ross Couper snapping a hilarious end result, in Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.

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6 of 17 Artyom Krivosheev/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

I find this ribbeting

Artyom Krivosheev snapped this photo of a Russian frog who appears to have a big smile for the camera.

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7 of 17 Adam Parsons/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Bear with me while I wing it

Adam Parsons won one of the contest's highly commended certificates with his image of a bear appearing to have wings growing from its head.

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8 of 17 Patricia Bauchman/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Image

Time to tango?

Patricia Bauchman spotted a pair of bighorn rams goofing around in Gardiner, Montana,

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9 of 17 Austin Thomas/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Are you lion to me?

Austin Thomas found a pair of lions in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya, and one of them looks like she finds something hilarious.

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10 of 17 Megan Lorenz/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Selfie time

Megan Lorenz snapped this image of a wide-eyed burrowing owlet posing in front of a GoPro in Florida.

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11 of 17 George Dian Balan/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/BarcroftImages

Two-headed rhino

George Dian Balan snapped a photo of two Kenyan rhinos standing in such a way that they appear to form the rarest creature in all of Africa and beyond.

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12 of 17 Barb D'Arpino/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

A-maizing appetite

Aw, shucks. Barb D'Arpino found an eastern chipmunk stuffing its cheeks with corn in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada.

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13 of 17 Brenden Simonson/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Sticking its neck out for a pal

Brenden Simonson snapped this photo of a little leopard tortoise riding on a friend's back in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.

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14 of 17 Charles Kinsey/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Where ya heading?

Photographer Charles Kinsey captures a pair of seemingly headless penguins on South Georgia Island, a British territory in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

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15 of 17 Tom Stables/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Well, poop

Tom Stables won one of the highly commended certificates for this portrait of a buffalo having a bad day in Meru National Park, Kenya.

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16 of 17 Nicholas De Vaulx/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/BarcroftImages

Snow laughing matter

Nicholas De Vaulx captured this image of a snow monkey in Japan who's itching to start a snowball fight.

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17 of 17 Michael Erwin/The Comedy Wildlife Awards/Barcroft Images

Stilt crazy after all these years

Michael Erwin snapped a photo of a harvest mouse in a precarious position in Cheshire, England.

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