The selection of 42 images forms the final shortlist for the competition, which received more than 7,000 entries from around the world, according to a press release on Wednesday.
Other shortlisted images include a gray seal pup that appears to be giggling, a boxfish that looks like it’s pouting at the camera and a grumpy-looking pied starling.
The images were taken from all over the world, including the UK, South Africa, Germany and India.
Two kangaroos fight in Perth, Western Australia.
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The awards were created in 2015 by photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, who wanted to promote conservation through humor, the press release said.
“The sheer number of images we receive every year illustrates the hunger there is to be involved in conservation and reminds us that wildlife is truly incredible and hilarious and that we must do everything we can to protect it” Joynson-Hicks said in the press release.
“It was harder than ever this year to narrow down the list of photos,” Sullam added in the press release. “It was great to see a range of animals from the incredibly rare to the humble dove.”
About 10% of the total net proceeds from this year’s competition will be donated to Save Wild Orangutans, an organization that works with the primates in Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo.
Vine snakes are common in the Western Ghats of India.
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Members of the public can vote for the image that made them laugh the most at www.comedywildlifephoto.com until October 10, and the category and overall winners will be announced on October 22.