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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. 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!!!

    Bluesalticid

  12. Anonymous says:

    Amazing, critters crack me up, daily. ��

  13. ollie says:

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

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