Thursday, May 30

Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

The shortlisted finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 were announced recently. For those who are not familiar with the contest, it is a much-awaited, out-of-the-ordinary wildlife photography contest that could crack you up easily. Instead of typical wildlife photographs, what is awarded here are hilarious frames of our beloved animal friends. Having been initiated in 2015, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has become a major item on the photography calendar by now.

From thousands of entries, the judges have shortlisted 41 photographs as the finalists and the best from the Video and Portfolio categories. They are equally brilliant, equally hilarious and equally adorable. Not much explanation is needed, the photographs will talk for themselves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show…

#1 Fox with a Cigar

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© Dakota Vaccaro / Comedy Wildlife

#2 Air Guitar Roo

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© Jason Moore / Comedy Wildlife

#3 Snowball

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© Jacques Poulard / Comedy Wildlife

#4 Don’t Look Down

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© Brian Matthews / Comedy Wildlife

#5 Hang Loose

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© Christian Hargasser / Comedy Wildlife

#6 Monday Blahs

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© John Blumenkamp / Comedy Wildlife

#7 Walk like an Egyptian.. Goose

© Allen Holmes / Comedy Wildlife

#8 Dispute

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© Jacek Stankiewicz / Comedy Wildlife

Even though it looks like it is all about joy and humour, the organizers’ intention of having the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is much deeper. They want to grab the attention of a wider audience to highlight the issues that animals are facing and the vital necessity of increasing conservation efforts.

#9 Picture me picture me

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© Dikla Gabriely / Comedy Wildlife

#10 Teddy Buddies

© Thomas Vijayan / Comedy Wildlife

#11 Scream

© Sergey Savvi / Comedy Wildlife

#12 Flossing Beaver

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© John Vangoidtsenhoven / Comedy Wildlife

#13 Unexpected Plunge

© Vitoria Ricci / Comedy Wildlife

#14 Ready Steady Go

© Brigitte Alcalay Marcon / Comedy Wildlife

#15 El Cheeky Baboon

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© Benard Omwaka / Comedy Wildlife

#16 Air-apparent

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© Paul Goldstein / Comedy Wildlife

#17 Every One Fly

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© Adrian Slazok / Comedy Wildlife

The winners will be declared on November 23rd. If you would like, you can vote for your favourite photograph for the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award. And one lucky voter has the chance to win £500.

Further, if you would also like to enter the 2024 edition of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, the entries will be opened in March.

#18 Just a Kiss

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© Brigitte Alcalay Marvin / Comedy Wildlife

#19 Angry Bird

© Michael Erwin / Comedy Wildlife

#20 I Don’t Know

© Jakub Wozny / Comedy Wildlife

#21 Now that’s a Selfie

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© Jaroslaw Kolacz / Comedy Wildlife

#22 Boing

© Lara Mathews / Comedy Wildlife

#23 Living the moment

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© Kawing Chiu / Comedy Wildlife

#24 What Nice Teeth You Have

© Henry Keepin / Comedy Wildlife

#25 The Cabaret Bear

© Khurram Khan / Comedy Wildlife

#26 Doing the Tango

© Danny Sullivan / Comedy Wildlife

#27 That wasn’t there yesterday

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© Wendy Kaveney / Comedy Wildlife

#28 Fake News

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© Matti Rauvala / Comedy Wildlife

#29 Mona Lisa’s Smile

© Vince Maidens / Comedy Wildlife

#30 Part of your world

© Danielle Goonan / Comedy Wildlife

#31 Otter Ballerinas

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© Otter Kwek / Comedy Wildlife

#32 Right of Way

© Brandi Romano / Comedy Wildlife

#33 Look Right Bro

© Pratick Mondal / Comedy Wildlife

#34 One for the Family Album

© Zoe Ashdown / Comedy Wildlife

#35 Singing in the Rain

© Kate Stevenson / Comedy Wildlife

#36 The happy turtle

© Tzahi Finkelstein / Comedy Wildlife

#37 Go to your room, little brother

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© Mark Schocken / Comedy Wildlife

#38 Fellowship

© Dario Podesta / Comedy Wildlife

#39 Directions please: no I told you they went that way

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© Jodi Frediani / Comedy Wildlife

#40 Oh my, talk about poking your nose into someone else’s business

© Bill Gozansky / Comedy Wildlife

#41 The Rainforest Dandy

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© Delphine Casimir / Comedy Wildlife

For more information visit the organizers’s website and social channels.

www.comedywildlifephoto.com | Facebook | X (Twitter) | Instagram

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