13 Funny Animal Photos Taken At The Perfect Time… #4 Just Got The Joke.

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First up, the honorable mentions. The following animals were given a "commendable" award for acts of supreme hilariousness in the animal kingdom. This guy is obviously proud of his award.

We've all shared a funny animal picture or two, but most of us never stop to consider this question: When do the funny animals themselves get a little bit of recognition for their important work?

Now, they will: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards honors hilarious animal pictures, and it's just as much about the subject as it is about the photographer.

“The number and quality of the entries was fantastic,” says judge and British comedian Hugh Dennis. "The finalists should be very proud of themselves, as should the animals they photographed, simply for looking so funny. Sadly there is no way of telling them.”

Check out the winners below, and try not to smile.

Alison Buttigieg