As well as highlighting the best snaps around, these photography awards have a noble purpose.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards judge the funniest wildlife pictures of the year and aim to spread awareness of conservation.

The competition, which started in 2015, announced their winners this month and we bet they’ll give you a chuckle.

Paul Joynson-Hicks, photographer and founder of the competition, said: “It’s been a real success this year, the quality of images has improved substantially and we have had more entries and from more countries.”

From a delighted dormouse to dopey eagles, these photos are sure to brighten up your day.

You can check out the winners here.