Wild, free and funny

Drawing attention to the importance of conservation doesn’t always have to be a serious business. Sometimes a laugh is as good as a lesson, and this is the case with the annual visual feast known as the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The brainchild of photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, the awards attract a fine field of wonderful shots – taken by professional and amateur photographers – that simultaneously highlight the majesty of the natural world and prompt a fanfare of snorts and giggles.

Here we present some of the contenders for the 2018 honours. For more details – and fun – head to www.comedywildlifephoto.com 

Dancing deer  |  red deer (cervus elaphus)  |  richmond park, london, uk
Dancing Deer | Red deer (Cervus elaphus) | Richmond Park, London, UK
Bartek Olszewski
Strong ant  |  ant (formicidae)  |  batam, indonesia
Strong Ant | Ant (Formicidae) | Batam, Indonesia
Muhammad Faishol Husni
I’ve got feather... |  grey squirrel (sciurus carolinensis)  |  arundel, uk
I’ve got feather … | Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) | Arundel, UK
Maria Kula
The stupid member  |  zebra (equus quagga)  |  tanzania, east africa
The Stupid Member | Zebra (Equus quagga) | Tanzania, East Africa
Mohammad Khorshed
So there! |  female moose (alces alces)  |  wyoming, usa
So There! | Female Moose (Alces alces) | Wyoming, USA
Barney Koszalka
Full mouth  |  richardson’s ground squirrel (urocitellus richardsonii)  |  alberta, canada
Full Mouth | Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii) | Alberta, Canada
Nick Parayko
Peek-a-boo! |  burrowing owl (athene cunicularia)  |  salton sea, california, usa
Peek-a-boo! | Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) | Salton Sea, California, USA
Shane Keena
Dances with bears  |  polar bear (ursus maritimus)  |  churchill, canada
Dances with bears | Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) | Churchill, Canada
Luca Venturi

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