[Trending] The Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018 Have Been Announced, And They’re Hilarious

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced the finalists for 2018, narrowed down to just 41 from over 2000 quality entries. “The...

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced the finalists for 2018, narrowed down to just 41 from over 2000 quality entries. “The standard of imagery, in terms of quality of the photography, goes up and up every year”, Tom Sullum, one of the founders of the awards, told Bored Panda. “The humour remains as brilliant each year, with new animals that we havent seen represented before being featured.”

Anyone can enter the competition, and Tom says that the photographers are a mix of around 30% professional and 70% amateur, which makes for a broader variety of animals photographed. The message that the organisers 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 conservation.”

“In 20 years some researchers estimate that elephants may well be gone from East Africa. Lions would be the next to follow. Its pretty grim reading, so ultimately we think the smallest snowflake could help turn into the biggest snowball. We just need to create lots of snowflakes!”

The winners of the various catagories, as well as the overall winner, will be announced at the awards night will be at Foyles, in Charing Cross, London on November 15th. The overall winner is judged by an expert panel to have a mix of the best technical excellence, together with the most amusing content and caption. Who do you think it will be? You can vote for your own favorite in the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award, all voters will be put in the hat to win an Ipad!

So scroll down below to have a few belly laughs at all kinds of animals in various amusing situations, get voting, check out the new book and contribute to raising awareness about animal conservation!

More info: Website | Facebook | Born Free | Book | People’s Choice Award

Caught In The Act

Image credits: MARY MCGOWAN

Rabbit Hiding Face in Embarrassment

Image credits: Daniel Friend


Image credits: Robert Adamson

Coastal Brown Bear Cub with headach

Image credits: Danielle D’Ermo

The Yawn

Image credits: Danielle D’Ermo


Image credits: Amy Kennedy

Hot Kiss

Image credits: Sergey Savvi


Image credits: Geert Weggen


Image credits: Amy Kennedy

Martian Tango

Image credits: Sergey Savvi

Crouching Tiger Peeking Moose

Image credits: Jamie Bussey


Image credits: Christopher Schlaf

This is Sparta

Image credits: Sergey Savvi

Yoga Bear

Image credits: Roie Galitz

Wildlife PhotograBear

Image credits: Roie Galitz

Yoga Bear

Image credits: Roie Galitz

Smiling Blue Shark

Image credits: Tanya Houppermans

Peek a boo

Image credits: Shane Keena

Least Tern Chick

Image credits: Sarah E Devlin


Image credits: Luca Venturi


Image credits: Muriel Vekemans

The singing moose

Image credits: Mary Hone


Image credits: Muntazeri Abdi

Have a Headache

Image credits: Maureen Toft


Image credits: Michael Watts

A farewell

Image credits: Qiusheng Hu

Should Have Gone To Specsavers

Image credits: Michael Lane

The people are back

Image credits: Patty Bauchman

Astonished Lemur

Image credits: Jakob Strecker

Flying Hyena

Image credits: Kevin Rooney

Drive Safe

Image credits: Jonathan Irish

The Black Skimmer Gang

Image credits: Ke Qiang Ruan

Perfect Pillow

Image credits: Denise Dupras

Walrus Breath

Image credits: Jackie Downey

Rhinopeocock 4

Image credits: Kallol Mukherjee


Image credits: Antonio Medina

Dancing Deer

Image credits: Bartek Olszewski


Image credits: Achim Sterna

Smiling Ele

Image credits: Anup Deodhar

So There

Image credits: Barney Koszalka

Mother returned from her parents meeting from school

Image credits: Valtteri Mulkahainen

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