And Now, Please Enjoy These 9 Award-Nominated Photos of Animals Being Weird

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This one does not rank among the finalists, but maybe it should.Photo: Elena Eliachevitch/Getty Images

Perhaps it is a coincidence that the finalists for something called the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were released this week. Perhaps, on the other hand, the universe knew that with three weeks to go until this wretched election season is finally over, we very much needed something called the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards to surface this week.

Whatever the case, consider basking for a moment in the utter silliness of these photos:

You can see the full list here. (You’re very welcome.)