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40 Of The Funniest Pet Pics Of This Year’s ‘Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards’ Competition

Prepare to have your mood face-lift. We might be rushing further and further away from Summer and the world can be a dark place sometimes, but there’s always something to glee us up. After a hot battle, the 2020 Impairs Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards have announced their 40 finalists. And they look absolutely comical!

Scroll down, upvote your fave photos, and give us know in the comments below which pics prepared you laugh “the worlds largest” and why, dear Pandas. Guaranteed to utter you smile and laughter? We certainly think so.

The competition , now in its second year, celebrates the positive effect that babies have on our lives and hopes to raise awareness around homeless babies in the United Kingdom. The race was started by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the founders of the world-famous Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards . Meanwhile, the patron of the race is Mars Petcare which is raising funds for pet charity Blue Cross. Read on for Bored Panda’s interview with Sullam.

More info: ComedyPetPhoto.com | Mars.com | BlueCross.org.uk

# 1 ‘Over Dramatic Cat’ By Iain Mcconnell

“Edmund being Dramatic.”

Image approvals: Iain McConnell/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

# 2 Look Mom – I Can Walk On Water’ By John Carelli

“He was so proud for a split second. He thought he was going to walk across the lake and avoided retrieving the bumper. But alas, seriousnes won the day.”

Image approvals: John Carelli/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

# 3 ‘The Guilty Kitten’ By Iain Mcconnell

“Edmund the kitten and a attach chew.”

Image recognitions: Iain McConnell/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

Sullam told Bored Panda that the judging for the competition was “ridiculously” difficult. “The hardest thing is deciding which of all the funny pups, funny felines, funny ponies, etc. are the funniest of them all, when in fact so many likeness have had an opportunity to finalists! ” he complimented all of the entrants.

“We had to go underground independently, look at the portraits, and then come back with our own personal scoring, ” Sullam gave us a sneak peek into how the evaluating process wreaks. “It was gladiatorial formerly back together, but between us three( Michelle, Paul, and me) we managed to get it down to the top 40. It’s ever difficult, it is always a little heartbreaking as so many great idols don’t fairly make it, but eventually it is a decision that we cannot shirk! “

# 4 ‘Guard Dog On Duty’ By Elke Vogelsang

“What is it about dogs that stimulates us affection them so much? Let’s admit it, they please us. They are great fun. They are ravishing to be addressed, charming and cuddly. Their loveable, admiring nature appeals to us. They are steadfast, protective, happy and altogether huge fellowship. Dogs give you all their attention. They can stir the shiest beings feel better about themselves. A recent study found that puppy owneds tend to be less lonely, less frightening and more gregariou than beings without dogs.”

Image approvals: Elke Vogelsang/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

# 5 ‘That Moment You Realise You’ve Gone Through Half A Jar Of Snacks’ By Candice Sedighan

“Bear’s expression looking into his flask of bird-dog nutrient is far too relatable. I simply cut a depression into the food container, taped my iPhone camera to it, and snarled a shot before he dug in to his yummy meal.”

Image credits: Candice Sedighan/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

# 6 ‘Drama Queen’ By Anne Lindner

“There is almost nothing more beautiful than to see a hearty yawn of a rabbit.”

Image recognitions: Anne Lindner/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

Entrants in the competition have a chance at acquiring 3k pounds and being mentioned the 2020 Taints Petcare Comedy Pet Photographer of the Year. The wins of the rival will be announced on November 24, so keep an eye out, dear Pandas!

The competition was massively successful: there were more than 2k entries from 81 two countries. Among them were photos of various babies: from adorable llamas and cute felines to gorgeous guinea pigs.

Sullam and Joynson-Hicks’ partnership with Mars Petcare is raising funds for pet welfare by donating 10 percent of the sponsorship cost and 10 percentage of all entering fees to national pet philanthropy Blue Cross, in order to help with its work rehoming babies and supporting veterinarian treatment and care.

# 7 ‘There Goes Dinner’ By Beth Noble

“Five tonkinese cats watching their “dinner” walk past the kitchen window.”

Image credits: Beth Noble/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

# 8 ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Silly Things Alone’ By Kerstin Ordelt

“This photo is an outtake. Actually, the dogs tried to hug and thats what happend 🙂 The slide was take place within Linz( Austria) in a pedestrian zone early in the morning.”

Image recognitions: Kerstin Ordelt/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

# 9 ‘The Dancing Cat’ By Iain Mcconnell

“Edmund playing at the top of the stairs.”

Image approvals: Iain McConnell/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

Sullam and Joynson-Hicks will be judging the finalists along with Mars Petcare, the Blue Cross, as well as with wildlife Tv presenter, columnist, conservationist, and pet-lover Kate Humble.

“The entryways this year have been completely and altogether what we needed to raise our feels in 2020. It has been a tough time for many, but these likeness have not only made us laugh out loud, but also re-affirmed our desire to drastically reduce animal depravity and domesticated orphanage. The positive movement created by this rival is so uplifting and hopefully, we can achieve a similar action from all who see this competition! ” said Sullam.

#10 ‘Gossip Girls’ By Magdalena Strakova

“I was photographing horses in a pasture, and these three got together and appeared to have a chat, gossipping like chuckling schoolgirls”

Image ascribes: Magdalena Strakova/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#11 ‘Smile’ By Mehmet Aslan

“The horse’s smile and the dog that represents it strange.”

Image approvals: Mehmet Aslan/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#12 ‘Squirrelll !!! ‘ By Elke Vogelsang

“Noodles was extricated from a Spanish kill-shelter and brought to Germany, where she attached our clas when she was eight months old-fashioned. She is a Spanish sighthound( Galgo Espa) mixture, 13 years old now( a bit younger in this picture) and still acting like a pup. She is the clown, sometimes very motivated and inept, the eager-beaver, bizarre, friendly, open-minded, highly funny if not unintentionally comic sometimes.”

Image credits: Elke Vogelsang/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

Meanwhile, Helen Warren Piper, General Manager at Mars Petcare UK had this to say: “Celebrating our babies is vital to our business, and this event has been tremendously enjoyable to be a part of. The benefits of having a pet in the home have never been clearer, and we have adoration assuring so many pet lovers sharing their amazing likeness. We’re delighted to be partnering with Blue Cross and in addition to the funds we are raising, we are looking forward the tournament will conjure much-needed awareness for homeless pets in the UK.”

Tracy Genever, Judge, and Blue Cross Head of Education concluded: “We know the big affect pets can have on our well-being and this joyfulnes and companionship is clear to see in all these portraits. I’m thrilled to be invited to join the finalist guessing board and can’t thank The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards enough for choosing Blue Cross to support this year.”

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#13 ‘Shocked Mastiff’ By Annett Mirsberger

“During a photoshoot, this gorgeous mastiff made some funny faces – I hope not because of me …!? “

Image credits: Annett Mirsberger/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#14 ‘Funny Horse’ By Peter Von Shnen

“This horse is already 24 years old. He moved in with me and he likes it very much. Me too.”

Image approvals: Peter von Shnen/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#15 ‘Ohhhhhhhhh’ By Dimpy Bhalotia

“This happened in a fraction of a second and I couldn’t stop laughing.”

Image approvals: Dimpy Bhalotia/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#16 ‘Living Trophy’ By Antonio Peregrino

“This border collie lives on a raise and his word is FOFO. Ever festive and playful, FOFO too likes to watch the movement on “the farmers ” and in this particular photo he is inside the stall of the colts with his head placed in a hole in the wall that hands access to the outside to see me and my cousins moving. I took advantage that I had my camera at the time and made the photo. I announced this photo a living award because it reminded me of a sad culture that we humans have in killing animals and putting their principals on walls. FOFO proves how much more beautiful, health and happy it is for us humans to appreciate free and living animals.”

Image approvals: Antonio Peregrino/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#17 ‘Saint Pauls Cap’ By Alex Class

“I’ve always been keen on architectural photography, on conducting texts, on artistic attitudes. I had a walk around London with Kyte and his owneds. Kyte is a lovely 9 year old-time weimaraner. I had been seeing up this recognise for a while and just waiting for the right face to wear Saint Paul’s cupola.”

Image recognitions: Alex Class/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#18 ‘Isolated Dog’ By Ilana Rose

“Isolated Vizla dog in lockdown, a thoughtfulnes on how we all feel in this year of lockdowns due to COVID-1 9 world wide.”

Image recognitions: Ilana Rose/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#19 ‘Why Are You Upside Down Mum? ‘ By Malgorzata( Gosia) Russell

“This our one year old still kitten cat Basil. He is very humorous, agile and passions our garden we used a lot during lockdown. It is our daily, morning procedure to shoot each other around the garden. Picture is not photoshopped.”

Image recognitions: Malgorzata( Gosia) Russell/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#20 ‘Covert Cows’ By Heather Ross

“A couple of important members of the Whitehouse Farm team, peeping over the hedge.”

Image ascribes: Heather Ross/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#21 ‘The Funny Amorgos Donkey’ By Boris Purmann

“2 016 at the greek Island Amorgos. We hiked from Aegiali to Langada and I made some Pics with my Mobile of a Donkey Group. In the last Picture it looks a lot like that the Donkey was friendly and smiling to us. So I realise that I is therefore necessary to move more of this. In 2019 we congregate the Donkey Owners, they have a nice Tavern in Langada TAVERNA LOUDAROS and they told us the name of the Donkeys. From righti to left: Sister Nefeli, Mother Floredia and SOSO! “

Image recognitions: Boris Purmann/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#22 ‘The Dancing Kitten’ By Iain Mcconnell

“Edmund playing with his toy.”

Image recognitions: Iain McConnell/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#23 ‘Blessed’ By Mateus De Oliveira

“Malala consecrates and admonishes you humans.”

Image ascribes: Mateus de Oliveira/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#24 ‘Red Slippers? I Don’t Know Anything About Them’ By Teun Veldman

“This little “cat-o-nine-tail” seems to tell: I don’t is a well known fact red slippers.”

Image approvals: Teun Veldman/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#25 ‘Hold On Tight! We’re Running Late’ By Karen Hoglund

“Dani, the puppy, hangs on for her life when Gabby is at the pedal.( The car wasn’t actually moving so it wasn’t really scary .) We is aiming to take a photo of the dogs looking at the camera but both pups looked forward instead which was much funnier! Just to be on the safe feature, we deterred both pups on leashes. What you can’t see in these photos is my husband hunker down in the back seat, nursing both bird-dogs leashes. He is such a good sport! “

Image approvals: Karen Hoglund/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#26 ‘Super Happy Dog’ By Dean Pollard

“Taz, our recovery bird-dog from Cyprus was super fortunate on a pleasant daytime and clearly delighted to be at the beach.”

Image ascribes: Dean Pollard/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#27 ‘Buddy’s New Teeth! ‘ By Lianne Richards

“Our adorable and squeaky dance haunted cocker spaniel Buddy who we rehomed 18 months ago.”

Image approvals: Lianne Richards/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#28 ‘Poodle Chaos’ By Darren Hall

” This is Ted the Poodle. Ted enjoys his ball more than anything. You are likely tell by his showing in this photo that Ted’s ball is the most exciting thing in the world to him. This image was taken in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne. I use a hand held flash to light-colored Ted as he scrambled through the leaves to get his ball.”

Image credits: Darren Hall/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#29 ‘Crazy Horse’ By Daniel Szumilas

“The horse was laughing in front of me. When I got back to the car, I had to check the mirror to see if I had anything on my face. Amazing experience”

Image ascribes: Daniel Szumilas/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#30 ‘Splash’ By Alice Van Kempen

“While playing with eachother one of the puppies fell into the water. The others appeared startled at the splashing sister.”

Image ascribes: Alice van Kempen/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#31 ‘I’m Down Here, Human! ‘ By Elke Vogelsang

“My Noodles again. As said, she’s is the funniest dog you could possibly imagine. Always with her humen, always ready for some mischief and undertakings. Pates likes: shooting a dance( or any activity that involves feed, rushing, catching) rolling in waste oil and petrol( yes, our little crater darling is a special girl) any kind of entertaining interaction with humans( she is more like a shepherd or collie, always asking for brain work or physical challenges) emptying the trash can and spreading the contents on the kitchen floor( there might be a plummet of yoghurt or a dough sliver left somewhere) exploring( she is always on a assignment. Sometimes I have to rescue her. She pressures her clumsy mas into every cave or hole, every sewer passageway, etc .) Noodles abhors: rain( she once lay flat on the foot under a projecting roof, refusing to go any further, because it was raining. Well, the border parties had a good giggle. Glad to build people joyous .) having to stay home( when we would like to take one of the two others for a amble she tries to push past us to get outside before us and lie down flat on the foot to protest against being left at home. She also presented this kind of passive resistance when she was new and young and didn’t want to go by car. She precisely lay flat on the foot refusing to move at all .) having to be patient.”

Image recognitions: Elke Vogelsang/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#32 ‘Matilda Fleeing The Cows’ By Emma Newton

“Matilda stopped for a immediate cool down until she realised the field’s resident’s were approaching at speed.”

Image approvals: Emma Newton/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#33 ‘Happy Akira’ By Jasmin Haecker

“Our Shiba girl Akira compassions to smile … we are at last managed to capture this lovely memorable instant while granddad’s grill party.”

Image recognitions: Jasmin Haecker/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#34 ‘Goat Relax Time’ By Robert Prat

“We have a goat in our residence, she lives in the garden. One date we insured that she was playing with the hammock, she employed put the breast paws on top, it was very funny. A few days later, we got home and we recognise she was completely inside the hammock! we dedicated her some needles to make the photo better.”

Image recognitions: Robert Prat/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#35 ‘Do Not Disturb’ By Tilman Wagner

“Cats is asleep anywhere, but it doesn’t hurt to have some careing sightseers making sure they don’t get disturbed.”

Image ascribes: Tilman Wagner/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#36 ‘Jumping Hair’ By Hetwie Van Der Putten

“Bruc was spotcheck as a puppy on wall street in Spain with his mother and sister. Now he is my canine friend and framework and departs where we go. Catching cookies in my home studio.”

Image credits: Hetwie van der Putten/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#37 ‘Morning Mood’ By Hannah Seeger

“Me and my salvage pup really tired in the early morning.”

Image credits: Hannah Seeger/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#38 ‘Hey, Please Pop Some Food In Here! ‘ By Annett Mirsberger

“During an evening accompany I happened to pass this pasture and had a lot of fun … “

Image ascribes: Annett Mirsberger/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#39 ‘Mr Universe’ By Carol Delaney

“Tired of making from home during the Covid 19 lockdown Mr Universe is taking a rest at his home in Cambridge New Zealand”

Image recognitions: Carol Delaney/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

#40 Good morning, Fox Mulder! ‘ By Ayden Brooks

“Our cat, Fox Mulder, AKA Squishy, Little Squishy Guy, Squishface, Squish, Foxy, cherishes to spread himself out on his back when he sleeps. He likes to sleep anywhere including in the middle of a apartment on a rug or even on the grove flooring. I love to take photos of him because he is so cute and funny. I caught him as he was waking up from a catnap and yawning.”

Image recognitions: Ayden Brooks/ Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

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