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Food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies including animal feed are exempt from U.S.

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If these photos are any proof, animals have their best and worst days too. Raccoons share secrets, fish are awed by their companion’s ability to jump, a pigeon is defeated by a fallen leaf and a prairie dog faces down a bald eagle. There’s a smile for every mood in this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners.

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“The deluge of images of animals and habitats in peril can be hard to digest,” the awards’ team writes on its website. “The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’ content accesses our empathy by showing how alike we really are. You don’t need to cover your eyes or look away. We want our viewers to share our enjoyment of nature and take the time to recognise its value.”

You can view some of this year’s finalists here, and this and past year’s winners on the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards website. If the awards team has its way, you’ll both laugh and consider the conservation challenges facing wildlife the world over.

The top prize, unveiled this week, went to the Ken Jensen’s photo “Ouch,” which shows a golden silk monkey in China that’s apparently taken a painful fall. The position is actually a display of aggression but looks like a scene out of a slapstick comedy.