When you think of wildlife photography, the words "stunning" or "incredible" may come to mind. Photos of animals in their natural habitat are pretty amazing, and there is no doubt that it takes a very talented photographer to catch these creatures in just the right pose.

But life in the wild isn't always serious and that's a good thing, because considering the dismal news headlines of late, we all need something that will give us a chuckle. That's where the folks who created the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards come into play. The awards give photographers a chance to show off the funniest pictures they have taken of animals ranging from a tiny mouse on stilts (yes!) to a massive buffalo getting pooped on by a snarky looking white bird.

Here are 25 of the funniest pictures from the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards that are sure to put a smile on your face. And it's proof positive that when it comes to getting the perfect shot, timing is everything.

1. Hurry up and take my pic so I can get back to eating my lunch.

Murray Mcculloch/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

2. Dude, don't just stand there — clean up after yourself!

Tom Stables/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

3. What did the leopard say after eating its owner? Man, that hit the spot!

Dutton Robert/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

4. It's been a long, stressful day.

Angela Bohlke/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

5. Whatever.

Edward Kopeschny/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

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