Lighten Up, Earthlings

The results of the first ever Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are in (and they’re sure to make you smile).

December 18, 2015

Photo: Julie Hunt

Nature photography awards have long celebrated the beauty and wonder the planet offers us. Thats cool and all, but theres a new contest in town that celebrates a different quality of the natural world—that animals are a bit absurd. This year photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks has launched the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards to show the funny side of the majestic creatures we love to photograph and protect. While providing comic relief for a world in need of a good laugh, the competition is also raising awareness for the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife group. Check out the winning images below.

First Place:

Photo: Julian Rad

Silver Runner-Up:

Photo: William Richardson

Bronze Runner-Up:

Photo: Oli Dreike

Highly Commended:

Photo: Alison Buttigieg

Photo: Charlie Davidson

Photo: Graham McGeorge

 

Photo: Marc Moi

Photo: Megan Lorenz

Photo: Tony Dilger

Photo: Yuzuru Masuda

Photo: Julian Rad

Photo: Mohammed Alnaser

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