We are so used to the majesty and fearsome nature of the animal kingdom that we often forget they can also be side-splittingly funny.

Thankfully the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards acts as a constant reminder that, despite our differences, animals can be just as awkward as we are.

This year's nominated photos include an enlightened kangaroo 'practicing Kung Fu' in the Australian outback, a young elephant seal's reaction to what one can only assume is some delicious gossip - and a cheeky fox desecrating a golf green.

In one of the most beautifully timed shots, a giraffe appears to have caught a small plane in its mouth while sauntering through Masai Mara, Kenya.

And another sees an owl - usually the most graceful of winged creatures - falling spectacularly off a branch to the complete apathy of its two friends in Hungary.

Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded the awards to shine a light wildlife conservation efforts by injecting humour into the world of wildlife photography.

This year's winner will receive the enviable prize of an all expenses paid, photographer-led safari in Kenya.

Responses to "Here Are the Winners of 2017’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards"

  1. Great captures!

  2. Mary says:

    Amazingly comical photos

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fox on the golf course: a 2 in 1?

  4. depaula says:

    Hard to say whice one is the best. Impossible. They are all amazing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    These are wonderful!

  6. DebbieBFA says:

    TERRIFIC! What a great article to wake up to!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Happiness!! Loved them all!

  8. Karya says:

    Thanks - I needed those.

  9. We're so lucky to have this earth and all it's diverse creatures. How wonderful some people have dedicated themselves to representing them with photos.

  10. A wonderful contest! These photos will certainly help in efforts to save wildlife.

  11. Unknown says:

    I may look at these every day for the rest of my life, just for the peace and serenity they give me as I scroll through them. Save the wildlife!!!


  12. Anonymous says:

    Amazing, critters crack me up, daily. ��

  13. ollie says:

    all wonderful, but my vote is for fox on golf course

  14. Great photos...your website is the best one on the internet!!!!! Thanks!

  15. Fantastic photos and fun! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  16. Pat Dugan USMC (Ret.) says:

    Outstanding photography!

  17. Kangaroo doing “solja boy”

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