Photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Competition Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical proficiency to showcase works that’ll have you admiring nature’s beauty while smiling at its silliness.

Founder Paul Joynson-Hicks explains his inspiration for the event: “I often enter wildlife photography competitions but I love seeing the funny pictures. Strangely enough, they are harder to come by than you might think.” This is the first year of the Comedy Wildlife Awards, and it won’t be the last. We’re looking forward to laughing in the years to come. Scroll down to see the winners and some hilarious entries.

Winner, Julian Rad

WINNER Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Silver Runner-up, Liam Richardson

Anyone asks you havent seen me!

Bronze Runner-up, Oliver Dreike

What you looking at? I've almost got it...

Alison Buttigieg

Dancing Sifaka

Charlie Davidson

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Julie Hunt

It's not funny.. I've got cramp in my flipper!

Mohammed Alnaser

Be Different

Vuzuru Masuda

Pants! Did I really do that last night...?

Graham McGeorge

Two's Company, Three's a Crowd...
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: Website | Facebook