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Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Split” by Geert Weggen

Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business. And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.

Founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.” This year’s hilarious entries include a rather acrobatic squirrel, caught mid-split by Geert Weggen. Other funny animals include a friendly polar bear who appears to have waved at photographer Simon Gee as he took his shot, and an adorably-bashful rabbit captured by Daniel Friend.

Along with founders Sullam and Joynson-Hicks, this year’s judge panel includes wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, wildlife expert Will Travers OBE, the Telegraph’s online travel editor Oliver Smith, and Managing Director of Affinity, Ashley Hewson. Chosen from five categories—On the Land, Under the Sea, In the Air, the Portfolio Category, and one Overall Winner—this year’s top prize is a one week safari trip to Kenya.

You can submit your own silly snapshots to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards via the competition website—entries close on June 30, 2018!

Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Over Here” by Simon Gee

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“So There” by Barney Koszalka

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Rabbit Hiding Face in Embarrassment” by Daniel Friend

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Astonished Lemur” by Jakob Strecker

The annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.”

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“A Camera Steal” by Michou von Beschwitz

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“I’ve got feather so I can have some bird food now“ by Maria Kula

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Bullies” by Amy Kennedy

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Strong Ant” by Muhammad Faishol

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Full Mouth” by Nick Parayko

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Dances with Bears“ by Luca Venturi

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Smiling Blue Shark” by Tanya Houppermans

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