The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016 are in full swing – with hundreds of hilarious photos being sent in from around the world.
Last year’s competition featured 1,502 entries from 52 different countries, with highlights including a laughing seal, a tumbling leopard and a gorilla picking its nose.
“The essence of the competition is to raise awareness of the wildlife that we live with,” said Tom Sullam, one of the judges/founders of the competition. “Comedy is an essential part of our lives, and there are thousands of occasions when pets and wild animals alike behave in a funny manner.”
“One of the key aspects of our competition, apart from enjoying wildlife doing funny things, is to highlight the tragic state of many wildlife species around the world and to create awareness for conservation issues, which is why we have a wonderful partnership with the Born Free Foundation,” said Sullam.
All beautifully photographed with perfect comedy timing and a strong conservation message. Working alongside international wildlife charity The Born Free Foundation, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes to share with the public the true playfulness of the animal kingdom.
However, there is a serious message behind the competition to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment for the world’s creatures. To be in with a chance to win you can enter the competition for free through the website www.comedywildlifephoto.com
Watch the wildlife comedy entries so far below:
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