While we impatiently wait for this year’s submissions, we’ve put together a list of our favorite animals that just barely missed the cut.

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. After all, we love seeing our fellow animal mates shine on the big stage.

The contest has grown each year since 2015 and so it just had to make a comeback again this year. Like always, the contest will be about conservation. As such, they’ve partnered with the Born Free Foundation again to support the amazing work the organizations been doing.

2019’s submission had us in tears, so we can only imagine what 2020 has in store for us. While we wait for the world’s nature photographers to capture their perfectly timed pictures, we’ve got our hands on some never-before-seen images that never made it to the public eye…until now.

If you feel like you’ve got some prize-worthy shots stored away on your hard drive, you could try your luck out by submitting them at www.comedywildlifephoto.com, for free! Who knows, this time next year we might just be captioning your hilarious images.

1. Let's take a tour shall we.

2. Teamwork makes the dreamwork.

3. It could be your chance too.

4. You can't fall unless you look down.

5. Love comes in many forms.

6. Global trends, amirite.

7. There's no need to rush.

8. Formations, formations.

9. Someone tell the bunny this isn't a singing contest.

10. Well then...