PICS: Animal Comedy Awards finalists bring all the funny feelings

The entries for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards contest are in and the entries thus far are nothing short of rib-breaking humour. The Awards have reached the final stage where only the funniest of the funniest will go on to be crowned funniest.

PICS: Hilarious entries in the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018

Of the ones that have made the cut, you can expect to see a squirrel with a biodegradable wig as well as a very emotive bathing ape that wouldn't look out of place in an Oliver Stone movie.

Check out this fabulous array of hysterically funny wildlife photographs ranging from hilarious hippos to cheeky cheetahs and beyond:

The aim of the awards, which were founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE, is to raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power and medicine of laughter, says a statement from the Awards.

The Animal Comedy Awards continues to work alongside the Born Free Foundation, supporting the amazing work that they do in wildlife conservation. You can find out more about what they do here.

You can check out the winners of 2017's award winners by following this link.

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