The Comedy Wildlife Photographer Awards 2021 is kicking off with aplomb, and every single shot from the 42 (yep, 42) finalists is gold dust. 

While there's a panel of established wildlife photographers doing the lion's share of the judging, there's an option for simpletons like us to get involved in the voting, too, with the People's Choice Award. Cast your vote here if you feel passionately about any of the following pieces of photographic joy - each one capturing a perfectly timed moment of anthropomorphisised animal expressions.

Behold, all 42 finalists for your viewing pleasure. They're a true delight.

1. Attitude

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2. Something funny?

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3. Monday Morning Vibe

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4. Convenient Scratching Post

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5. Let's Dance

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6. Feeling Fresh

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7. Boo

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8. When The Food Delivery Arrives

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9. Camouflage... right?

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10. I'll Tell You Where To Go, Mate

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11. Peekaboo

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12. Don't Wanna Go To School

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13. Photobomb

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14. Harmonising

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15. More Operatic Endeavours

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16. She's Elegance, She's Grace...

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17. Regrets

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18. A Triumphant Landing

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19. Sick 'tache, Bro

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20. Catching A Ride

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21. It's Called Fashion, Look It Up

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22. Make A Squish

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23. Hot Gossip

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24. I Guess Summer's Over

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25. Too Sexy For This Beach

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26. Owch.

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27. Lockdown Life

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28. It's Important To Check

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29. Missed.

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30. Pavarotti Warming Up

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31. Got The Giggles

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32. Welcome to my TED Talk

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33. Anyone Know How to Open This Thing?

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34. I Am Invisible

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35. Did I Say You Could Take My Picture?

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36. C'mere Sweet Lips

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37. Cotton Eyed Joe

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38. I Got You

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39. The Flautist

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40. Shakira, Shakira

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41. Smoked Deer For Dinner

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42. Draw Me Like One Of Your French Bears

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The Category and Overall Winners will be announced on October 22, with the top image winning an incredible one-week safari with Alex Walker's Serian in the Masai Mara, Kenya as well as a unique handmade trophy from the Art Garage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The finalists will be judged by a panel comprised of wildlife photographers, Daisy Gilardini, Tom Laman and Will Burrard-Lucas, travel editor Neil Stevenson, tv presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, Co-Founder of The Born Free Foundation Will Travers OBE, Managing Director of Serif, developer of award sponsor Affinity Photo Ashley Hewson, ThinkTank’s Simon Pollock, image expert Celina Dunlop, Amazing Internet’s Andrew Skirrow, and the formidable ambassador for conservation, Bella Lack.

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