These Are 2017's Funniest Photos Of Animals In The Wild

From clumsy owls to kung fu kangaroos.

Cover image via Tibor Kercz/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

Animals in the wild are often some of the most majestic creatures you'll see.

But every once in a while, nature shows that it does indeed have a sense of humour.

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards tries to capture just that. 

This year's competition received over 3,500 entries by photographers from 86 different countries. And they're by far the funniest (and cutest) things we've ever seen.

The overall winning picture was of an owl falling off a branch next to his oblivious owl friends

For the 'On The Land' category, a snap of a laughing dormouse won

"The Laughing Dormouse" by Andrea Zampatti

Image via Andrea Zampatti/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

A group of ducks soaring next to a plane tail was the best of the 'Up In The Air' category

"Duck Speed" by John Threlfall

Image via John Threlfall/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

And a grumpy turtle slapping a fish won the 'Under The Sea' category

Several pictures were also Highly Commended by the judges

"All Dressed And Ready For Church" by Carl Henry

Image via Carl Henry/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

"Must Have Three-putted" by Douglas Croft

Image via Douglas Croft/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

"Caught In The Act" by Bence Mate

Image via Bence Mate/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

"Hitching A Ride" by Daisy Gilardini

Image via Daisy Gilardini/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

"Mudskippers Got Talent" by Daniel Trim

Image via Daniel Trim/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

"Cheering Sea Otter" by Penny Palmer

Image via Penny Palmer/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

Many pictures that made it to the finals were captured at just the right moment

Check out this wildebeast that appears to be riding atop his herd!

"Animal Encounters" by Jean Jacques Alcaly

Image via Jean Jacques Alcaly/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

And this real life Bugs Bunny

"Eh What's Up Doc" by Olivier Colle

Image via Olivier Colle/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

This kangaroo appears to be practising Kung Fu

"Kung Fu Training - Australian Style" by Andrey Giljov

Image via Andrey Giljov/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

This bear seems amused by another's attempt to fight

Meanwhile, this bear has had enough

Something has offended this angry monkey

On the other hand, this duo are having a blast

"Monkey-Escape" by Katy Laveck-Foster

Image via Katy Laveck-Foster/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards/Barcroft

Nature sure can be funny sometimes

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