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. Unknown says:

    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. Unknown says:

    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. Unknown says:

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

  15. Anonymous says:

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

  16. Pat Dugan USMC (Ret.) says:

    Outstanding photography!

  17. Unknown says:

    Kangaroo doing “solja boy”

  18. You speak to my heart. A'ho

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