The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has released some of the best images of animals in funny poses submitted for this year’s competition.

The annual contest highlighting hilarious photos of animals in the wild, now in its sixth year, is free to enter and aims to raise awareness about wildlife conservation.

For amateur and professional photographers, the contest — open for entries until June 30 — selects an overall winner and finalists for different categories from thousands of candid photos of animals in the wild.

They appear to be caught in comic, compromising situations, or making dramatic or silly faces when a photographer, at the right place, at the right time, was able to capture the humorous moment.

Every year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards highlight the funniest photos of animals taken in the wild. Talented photographers from around the world manage to capture moments where animals seem to be experiencing very human emotions or dilemmas.

Founders Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks started the contest to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. They hope the pictures encourage people to shop responsibly, be mindful of their water use, and speak out about environmental issues — in addition to making people laugh.

Doing-the-Sand-Dance: brown bear, Lake Clarke, Alaska. Photo: Janet Miles/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

A seal on the beach in Winterton-on-Sea, UK, seemed to scratch its head in confusion. Johan Siggesson/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Lightweight wrestling: lion cubs, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Photo: Klein Yarin/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Rough night: Northern Pygmy Owl, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Photo: Anthony Bucci/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Let me tell you a secret. Hippos (mother and baby), Masa Mara, Kenya. Photo: Manoj Shah/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

True love: Yellow Collared Lovebirds, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Thomas Grigoleit/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

 Laughingstock: zebras, Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Photographer Alvin Tarkmees photographed a roebuck deer with attitude in Estonia.

Wowza: lion cubs with their mother, Masai Mara, Kenya. Photo: Yaron Schmid/ Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Laughing Sea Otter: Morro Bay, California. Photo: © David DesRochers/ Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Responses to "Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020: Superb collection of the funniest animal pictures"

  1. Unknown says:

    I shut my TV off 13 yrs. ago and don't miss it. I'd rather watch videos and look at pictures of animals & birds. What you see is what you get and they are just adorable.

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