Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, the aim of the awards is to put a spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts while simultaneously injecting some humour into the world of wildlife photography.

 

Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A wild rabbit seen collecting nesting material in Belgium Flanders, Bredene, Belgium. (Photo by Olivier Colle/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A Calumma nasutum, the nose-horned chameleon seen dancing on the end of a branch in Andasibe, Madagascar. (Photo by Jasmine Vink/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A red fox surveys his shot in Douglas Croft’s “Must Have Three-Putted”, on January 25, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Douglas Croft/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A tiny chameleon who didn’t quite understand how its camouflage mechanism suppose to work in Ramat-Gan, Israel. (Photo by Nadav Begim/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Burrowing Owlet embarrassed by kissing behind him, Salton Sea, California. (Photo by Melissa Usrey/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Say Cheese! A fish at it’s home smiling to the camera. (Photo by Tanakit-Suwanyangyaun/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Three king penguins approach the only church on South Georgia Island appearing to be headed for services. Titled as Mom, do we always have to be the first ones at church? (Photo by Carl Henry/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Kamchatka brown bear pictured in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Titled as “Not to worry”. (Photo by Denis Budkov/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
These two monkeys broke away from their group to “test drive” a motorbike parked near the entrance to the reserve in Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve, Indonesia. (Photo by Josef Friedhuber/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Harbor seal looks to be getting a good laugh about something in San Diego. Titled as laughing seal – oh, i just got it! (Photo by Brian Valente/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Let Me Clear My Vision Red Ghost Crab (Ocypodinae sp.) seen adjusting and cleaning one of its eyes at the Frazergunj beach, in West Bengal, India. the red Ghost crabs are a treat to the eyes. When a large number of these crabs come out of their burrows, the section of the beach appears bright red. The eyes of the ghost crabs are supported on stalks and give them a wide field of vision. This helps them to spot the predators very quickly and vanish into their burrows in the sandy beaches. This individual was cleaning sand from its eyes after emerging from the burrow. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A giraffe checks plane safety in Graeme Guy’s “Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks” on November 17, 2008 in Masai Mara, Kenya. (Photo by Graeme Guy/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A baby lemon shark shows a big smile in front of the camera, taken in Bimini, the Bahamas. (Photo by Eugene Kitsios/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Baby Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) pictured on the top of a yarrow flower in Monticelli Brusati, Italy. (Photo by Andrea Zampatti/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Japanese Macaque, or Snow Monkey seen at Jigokundani Monkey Park, near Nakano in Japan. (Photo by Linda Oliver/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Mountains Gorilla is making grimaces, as he came out of the bush after the rain, in Virunga National Park, Rwanda. (Photo by Josef Friedhuber/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
A sea otter pictured cheering after sleep in early morning in Elkhorn Slough, California. (Photo by Penny Palmer/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
This photo was taken on an expedition to Antarctica in January 2017 on Cuverville Island. A large breeding colony of Gentoo penguins live on this island. In the picture you can see them grooming, but it looks like they all have no head. (Photo by Monique Joris/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

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