10 Hilarious Entries To The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are still accepting entries but while the judges are warming up we can already take a peek at some of the funniest submissions of the contest.
Despite the humorous approach, these awards aren’t just about the amusement. Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded them to spotlight wildlife conservation efforts as well.
“The last two years have seen some fantastic entries,” they said. “We want to see even more animals represented than before. Go out and photograph, wherever you are… a squirrel could win the competition. We want to raise awareness of conservation of all animals all over the world, so wherever you are, take pictures of those wilder things!”
The deadline for entries is on the 30th of September, so many fantastic shots are yet to be submitted, but we thought we’d share a funny collection of our favorite snaps so far.
A young elephant seals looks shocked at his friends revelation in George Cathcart’s “WTF?!”, taken on December 13, 2016 in San Simeon, California. (Photo by George Cathcart/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
A red fox surveys his shot in Douglas Croft’s “Must Have Three-Putted”, on January 25, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Douglas Croft/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
A giraffe checks plane safety in Graeme Guy’s “Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks” on November 17, 2008 in Masai Mara, Kenya. (Photo by Graeme Guy/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
A red kangaroo starts his day with some martial arts in Andrey Giljov’s “Kung Fu Training – Australian Style” taken on August 16, 2013 in Fowlers Gap, Australia. (Photo by Andrey Giljov/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
Three elephant seals put on a show in Roie Galitz’s “Three Tanors”, taken on January 7, 2016 in South Georgia Island. (Photo by Roie Galitz/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
One finch uses its neighbour to snooze while another peers over their shoulder in Kristine Mayes’ “Hello? Are You Awake?”, on August 17, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo by Kristine Mayes/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
Two penguins look troubled in Peter Odeh’s “Trouble In Parad’ice” on December 13, 2011 in Antarctica. (Photo by Peter Odeh/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
An owl struggles to keep his grip as his owl friends look the other way in Tibor Kercz’s “Help!!!”, on June 1, 2017 in Opusztaszer, Hungary. (Photo by Tibor Kercz/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
A magellanic penguin flaps his wings in Victoria Stanley’s “The Operating System Cannot Run”, on February 15, 2017 in Isla Martillo, Beagle Channel. (Photo by Victoria Stanley/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
A lion does his best Carry On impression in Gill Merritt’s “Oooh matron – carry on up the jungle!” taken on June 1, 2012 in Tanzania. (Photo by Gill Merritt/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
An Indri flashes the A-OK sign in Yamamoto Tsuneo’s “I’m OK”, on July 25, 2012 in Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Madagascar. (Photo by Yamamoto Tsuneo/CWPA/Barcroft Images)
An owl shows off its eye patch in Andres Vejar’s “Pirate In Disguise” taken in Metropolitana, Chile. (Photo by Andres Vejar/CWPA/Barcroft Images)