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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Announced!

Finalists Announced!

If you're feeling fed up and need a laugh then check out the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The competition was founded by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and African landscape photographer Tom Sullan, using laughter to get people talking about conservation.

“Conservation was always at the heart of the competition,” said Sullam, “along with the fact that people seemed to enjoy images of animals doing entertaining things!

“But essentially living in a country that has some of the best wildlife in the world – Tanzania – and seeing how destructive human actions can be to this wildlife, made us want to do our little bit to help.”

This lead to the creation of the awards to raise awareness, focusing on the humorous moments in nature captured by photographers with an eye for the funnies.

There's some great shots, my favourite has to be Must have three putted, with Sending a clear message a close second. What's your favourite?

Andrea Zampatti (Italy) © ‘The laughing dormouse’

Tanakit Suwanyangyaun (Thailand) © ‘Say Cheese !’

Tibor Kercz (Hungary) © ‘Help !!!’

Paulette Struckman (United States) © ‘Gnu’s Flash’

Tina Stehr (Canada) © ‘Wild about laughing’