The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards aims to showcase photographs of wild animals captured at their best and their most mischievous moments. Talented photographers from all over the world submit funny pictures of adorable animals taken at the right moment.
Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam decided that the world needs “a photography competition that was light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things.” They also hope that this competition will bring awareness to The Born Free Foundation. The foundation is “devoted to the wild animal welfare and compassionate conservation, working to save animal lives, stop suffering, rescue individuals and protect rare species.”
The winners have just been announced and you can check the photographs on the official site The Comedy Wildlife. But for now here are some of the winning photographs and some of the submissions compiled by Providr.
1. The Rovingness 1 by Tibor Kercz
A photograph of a clumsy owl who loses its footing. The picture was taken in Opusztaszer, Hungary.
Source: tibor kercz
2. Must have three-putted by Douglas Croft
Taken at a golf course in San Jose, California.
Source: douglas croft
3. WTF by George Cathcart
That’s one quite shocked and impressed elephant seal. “You can do that?”
Source: George Cathcart
4. Stopped by a toll collector by Katarina Denesova
Taken in Queensland, Australia. This little guy might be here to take your soul.
Source: Katarina Denesova
5. Three tenors by Roie Galitz
This picture was taken on South Georgia Island. Looks like someone cracked a good joke.
Source: Roie Galitz
6. I’m OK! by Yamamoto Tsuneo
Taken in Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Madagascar. Nothing to worry about this guy is more than fine.
Source: Yamamoto Tsuneo
7. Outsourcing seatbelt checks by Graeme Guy
Taken in Masai Mara, Kenya. That is one tall giraffe.
Source: Graeme Guy
8. Kung Fu training – Australian style by Andrey Giljov
Taken in Flowers Gap, Australia. This guy is training for Fight Club.
Source: Andrey Giljov
9. Pirate in disguise by Andres Vejar
This image was taken in Metropolitana, Chile. The guardian of Ga’Hool!
Source: Andres Vejar
10. Pikachu by Nadav Bagim
This picture was taken at Ramat Gan, Israel. Such a cute guy.
Source: Gill Merritt
11. Oooh Matron – carry on up the jungle! by Gill Merritt
It was taken in Tanzania. The King of the jungle in all his glory.
Source: Kristine Mayes
12. Hello? Are you awake? by Kristine Mayes
A family portrait taken in Vancouver, British Columbia.