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.

Designed to raise awareness of the natural world and founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists, the photography contest is global, online and free to enter.

15/ Space Man

Top 15 Funniest Entries of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

14/ Hi

Hi

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

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

12/ Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning Blues

11/ Chest Bump

Chest Bump

10/ Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

9/ Squirrel Wishes

Squirrel Wishes

8/ Excuse Me

Excuse Me

7/ Laid Back

Laid Back

6/ Grab Life By The...

 Grab Life By The

5/ He's Right Behind Me Isn't He?

He's Right Behind Me Isn't He

4/ Deer? What Deer?

What Deer

3/ Holly Jolly Snowy

Holly Jolly Snowy

2/ Oh My

Oh My

1/ Family Disagreement

Family Disagreement

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. 4years on and these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.

None of us are perfect, all of us at some point will fly somewhere, drive somewhere, cook something, burn something and probably provide some direct input into the general warming of the globe. Indirectly, we will also have some impact on the animals that share this planet with us. So the end result?

By entering this competition it gives both Paul and Tom and the rest of you talented photographers a chance to do a little bit for conservation. How? Well… you are now obviously going to go to your office, home, pub, club or wherever and talk about the dire need for us all to be conservationists in our own little way. Also, perhaps you will go to Born Free’s website and have a look at the work they do and spread that word as well.

It’s not a lot necessarily but it is the right step forwards. And one step leads to the next step. With your help and the help of Born Free it’s way more than we could possibly have done without them and without you.

We hope that you feel the same way, keep clicking and keep appreciating the other living things that we live with.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Book

When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!

Paul Joynson-Hicks is a wildlife photographer who lives in Arusha, Tanzania. He was awarded an MBE for charitable work in Tanzania over the years. Having spent the first part of his professional life working in the financial services in London, Tom Sullam realised the error of his ways to quit everything in order to pursue a career in photography. He won the prestigious Fuji Photographer of the Year award, along with the One Vision prize. He also lives in Tanzania.