Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 finalists – these animals in their natural habitats are unbelievably funny.

The world’s funniest photography competition has just announced the finalists for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 – and they are hilarious!

The competition, founded by professional photographers and passionate conservationists, Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, showcases seriously funny images of the earth’s most amazing wildlife. The competition also aims to highlight the urgent message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with The Born Free Foundation.

This year’s finalists include a waving Damselfly by Kevin Sawford, a rockin’ Marmot by Martina Gebert and a farting Penguin by Eric Keller. Here are some of our favourites:

Lion Take Away by Willem Kruger

lion funny photo The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Photo: Willem Kruger / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Family Disagreement by Vlado Pirsa

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Photo: Vlado Pirsa / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

One, Two, Three, Four, Five – I’m Going to Find You! by Valtteri Mulkahainen

hiding bear

Photo: Valtteri Mulkahainen / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Laid Back by Thomas Mangelsen

baby gorilla with mother The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Photo: Thomas Mangelsen / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Laughing Zebra by Peter Haygarth

laughing zebras

Photo: Peter Haygarth / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

What Deer? by Mike Rowe

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Photo: Mike Rowe / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Hide by Marion Vollborn

polar bear

Photo: Marion Vollborn / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Excuse Me by James Vodicka

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Photo: James Vodicka / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Oh My by Harry Walker

sea otter

Photo: Harry Walker / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Surfing South Atlantic Style by Elmar Weiss

surfing penguin

Photo: Elmar Weiss / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Holly Jolly Snowy by Vicki Jauron

Laughing Snow Owl Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Photo: Vicki Jauron / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Ice Skating by Andre Elrich

Skating Penguins

Photo: Andre Elrich / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Hello by Kevin Sawford

Hello Fly

Photo: Kevin Sawford / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Dancing Yeah by Martina Gerbert

No Groundhog

Photo: Martina Gerbert / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

He’s Right Behind Me by Anthony N. Petrovich

Oh No Fish

Photo: Anthony N. Petrovich / The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Don’t you just love this amazing wildlife photography? Paul Joynson-Hicks said: “Each year we see a wider variety of species doing funny things, whether it’s a very naughty penguin (which had my kids rolling around the floor in hysterics) or dancing lions, a chillin’ chimp or even bee-eaters having a shouting match – they’re hysterical! Of course, the other aspect of our funny competition is letting people know what they can do at home to be conservationists. Our planet is in distress, now we just need to know what to do. Hopefully, we can provide a few small tips to get people started.”

The Winners will be announced on November 13, 2019. The Overall Winner gets an incredible one-week safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya as well as a unique handmade trophy from the Art Garage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

For more details on how to vote for your favourite funny pic and to be in with a chance of winning a brand new Ipad – go to The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards website.

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