A total of 42 images have been shortlisted for this year’s world funniest wildlife pictures. The line-up includes a racoon trying to open a window and a monkey dancing. The world’s funniest wildlife pictures is international, depicting comedy wildlife taken across the globe. Some of the images include a racoon trying to get into someone’s house called ‘How do you get the damn window open?’ which was take in France by Nicolas de Vaulx.

Paul Joynson-Hicks, co-founder of the awards, said:

“We were overwhelmed with the number of quality of entries we received this year, with well over 7,000 photos submitted from every corner of the globe.

“The huge number of images we receive every year illustrates the appetite there is to engage with conservation and reminds us that wildlife truly is incredible and hilarious and we must do all we can to protect it.”

Voting is open and closes on the the 10th October for the People’s Choice Awards, which gives the public the chance to vote for their funniest animal snap.

The public can vote at www.comedywildlifephoto.com with the winners announced on October 22nd.

The prize for the world’s funniest wildlife pictures will win a one-week safari with Alex Walker’s Serian in the Masai Mara, Kenya and a handmade trophy from the Art Garage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Here are just a few to show to keep you entertained:?

Gophers goofing around in Hungary.

Gray Seal pup in Ravenscar, UK

A pigeon in Oban Argyll, UK takes a leaf to the face.

This pied starling in Rietvlei, South Africa

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