The Funniest Entries From The 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (39 Pics)

It’s that time of the year again! Now in its 5th year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards continue to delight everyone with the stellar quality of their entrants, in both a technical and comedic sense.

Behind the laughter is a serious message from founders of the awards,  Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam. “Remember, we are all about conservation,” they write on their website. “We want you to take up our banner of wildlife conservation, bang the drum, beat the cymbal and make some noise, we need to spread the word – wildlife, as we know it,  is in danger, all over the world and we need to do something to help save it. You can start by going and having a look at what the Born Free Foundation are doing at www.bornfree.org.uk

With the level of competition at an all-time high this year, the judges faced a nigh-impossible task of narrowing them down to just 40 finalists. However, they got there in the end and the results are here! Which are your favorites? Who do you think will win? Scroll down below to check out the final 40 for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Family Disagreement

Family Disagreement

Vlado Pirsa Tom Sullum, one of the founders of the awards about this year’s competition. “Personally I think this is the best selection of finalists we’ve yet had,” he told us. “The competition is reaching more and more people and we had thousands of entries from approximately 80 countries. We love that this competition is border free!”

#2

Holly Jolly Snowy

Holly Jolly Snowy 

Vicki Jauron

#3

Oh My

Oh My

Harry Walker

“Our key message this year is that everyone can do their bit to help conservation. It doesn’t need to be a huge effort, just a little effort by each of us and we can make a difference. We have a few tips and tricks for people to make easy conservation initiatives:”

SHOP RESPONSIBLY.

Yup, this is super easy for everyone to do. For example; don’t buy products which have palm oil, because the palm oil plantations are destroying rainforests and thus affecting the global weather. Try and avoid un-recyclable products. Give yourself a mission – ok how about one yoghurt pot per person per week of non-recyclable products? It is possible, you know. We have a great mate in London who does just that.

WATER USE AT HOME.

Ok, this is the thing, each time you flush the loo we send approx. 20ltrs of water down the drain – seriously, its crazy. So “If its yellow, let it mellow”…you know the rest…! Have shorter showers, water your garden a little less. Imagine if we all stop flushing our loos each time we did a wee, then billions and billions of litres of fresh water would be saved and available to rush down rivers, feed the fish, save the lakes and enable forests and trees and plants to flourish and grow which adds oxygen to our environment as well as supply homes and food for a global plethora of wildlife.

#4

Laid Back

Laid Back

Thomas Mangelsen

#5

Deer? What Deer?

Deer? What Deer?

Mike Rowe

BECOME A “WILD INFLUENCER.

Yup, you heard it here first. This is a special person who may be not an mega activist, but really, really cares about the environment and what is happening so you do a few very simple and easy things. For example, encourage your friends and family about some of the simple things we have mentioned above, talk about it in social media, in the pub, at work. Does your work place subscribe to some good environmental practices? Find really awesome conservation organisations and engage with them on email, or social media. Email or write to your local government representative, maybe an MP, a House of Rep, a councillor and find out what they are doing to help the wildlife around the world. Hold your elected representatives accountable. You have a voice, we all do, use it and don’t be afraid.

#6

He’s Right Behind Me Isn’t He?

He's Right Behind Me Isn't He?

Anthony N Petrovich

#7

Excuse Me

Excuse Me

James Vodicka

Tom says that the wildlife photographers are a mix of around 30% professional and 70% amateur, which makes for a broader variety of animals photographed. The message that the organizers want to promote is one of wildlife conservation.

“Our strong belief here at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is that the smallest thing can help conservation,” Tom explained. “By following Born Free on social media you have made one positive step. By supporting them financially, you make another big step. By sharing our posts, by buying the book, by keeping the conversation going… all these things help raise the issues of wild animal conservation.”

#8

Grab Life By The…

Grab Life By The...

Sarah Skinner

#9

Squirrel Wishes

Squirrel Wishes

Geert Weggen

#10

Hi

Hi

 Donna Bourdon
#11

Chest Bump

Chest Bump

Thomas Mangelsen

#12

Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

Tilakraj Nagaraj

#13

Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning Blues

Eric Fisher

#14

One Two Three Four Five … I’m Going To Find You

One Two Three Four Five ... I'm Going To Find You

Valtteri Mulkahainen

#15

Hello

Hello

Kevin Sawford

#16

Laughing Zebra

Laughing Zebra

Peter Haygarth

#17

That’s Hilarious Steve

That's Hilarious Steve

Lloyd Durham

#18

Space Man

Space Man

Roie Galitz

#19

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

Eric Keller

#20

Dancing … Yeah

Dancing ... Yeah

Martina Gebert

#21

Pair Ice Skating

Pair Ice Skating

Andre Erlich

#22

Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

Co Grift

#23

Who Would Like A Peanut? Squirrels At The University Of Michigan

Who Would Like A Peanut? Squirrels At The University Of Michigan

Corey Seeman

#24

Waltz Gone Wrong

Waltz Gone Wrong

Alastair Marsh

#26

To Be Or Not To Be?

To Be Or Not To Be?

 Txema Garcia Laseca
#27

Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous

Eric Keller

#28

Surfing South Atlantic Style

Surfing South Atlantic Style

Elmar Weiss

#29

Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?

Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?

Bob Carter

#30

Lost

Lost

Susan Knowler

#31

Hang On

Hang On

 Adwait Aphale
#32

Sea Otter Tickle Fight

Sea Otter Tickle Fight

Andy Harris

#33

Lion Take Away

Lion Take Away

Willem Kruger

#34

Snarling Snappin In The Slow Lane

Snarling Snappin In The Slow Lane

Lisa Vanderhoop

#35

I’m Open

I'm Open

Ryan Jefferds

#36

Grizzly Babies

Grizzly Babies

Toni Elliott

#37

What Are You Looking For?

What Are You Looking For?

Pablo Daniel Fernández

#38

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Philip Marazzi

#39

Baboon Fishing

Baboon Fishing

Willem Kruger

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