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This photograph of a cheery frog is among the 40 finalists for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The contest received about 2,200 entries from 75 countries. (Artyom Krivoshee via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
This photograph of a cheery frog is among the 40 finalists for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The contest received about 2,200 entries from 75 countries. (Artyom Krivoshee via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
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A fox, face-planted in the snow, lifts his hind legs in a graceful, gymnastic pose; a "winged-bear" sits in a river and two African lions share a good laugh.

These are among the 40 finalists for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The contest received about 2,200 entries from 75 countries. The entrants will be judged by wildlife experts and photographers, including competition founder Paul Joynson-Hicks.

While the photos are meant to entertain, Joynson-Hicks tells Here & Now's Robin Young that the contest has a more profound goal to educate people around the world about conservation.

(Angela Bohlke via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Angela Bohlke via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(George Balan via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(George Balan via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Patricia Bauchman via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Patricia Bauchman via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Michael Erwin via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Michael Erwin via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Adam Parsons via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Adam Parsons via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Austin Thomas via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
(Austin Thomas via Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

Guest

Paul Joynson-Hicks, wildlife photographer, founder of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards. He tweets @safarisnapper.

This segment aired on November 1, 2016.

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