These are the finalists of 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and they’re hilarious

Sep 14, 2018

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These are the finalists of 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and they’re hilarious

Sep 14, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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There are plenty of great wildlife photographers who take awe-inspiring and interesting shots. But when these animals do funny things and take silly poses: it adds a whole new level to wildlife photography.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is centered on the photos of animals that are sure to improve your day. The finalists of the 2018 contest have just been announced, and these will definitely brighten up your mood.

© Jonathan Irish/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were founded by Tanzania-based wildlife photographers and enthusiasts Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks. And although it revolves around funny photos, the cause of the contest is a more serious matter. Its primary focus is the importance of conserving our planet’s beautiful wildlife. But it lets us enjoy the hilarious and heart-warming photos at the same time, too.

The founders of the contest will decide on the winners of each category, along with eight other judges. All of the photos are judged on their content and quality, but also on the humor, of course.

© Daniel Friend/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

The overall winner will be named the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He or she will win a handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and a one-week safari with Alex Walker’s Serian. In addition to these, this year’s competition includes another award. Affinity Photo has decided to give one lucky winner a brand new iPad, and you can vote for your favorite image via this link. But I warn you – not an easy choice is ahead of you!

© Geert Weggenhe/ Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

Finally, if you just can’t get enough of these silly animals and you like books, you will soon be able to get a copy of Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullan’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Vol. 2 It will be published in hardback on 4 October 2018, and you can get it for £9.99.

And now I leave you to enjoy more of these goofy wildlife photos. And I dare you not to smile!

© Amy Kennedy/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Achim Sterna/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Valtteri Mulkahainen/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Tanya Houppermans/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Simon Gee/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

© Shane Keena/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

© Sergey Savvi/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

© Sarah Devlin/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Roie Galitz/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Robert Adamson/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Qiusheng Hu/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Michael Lane/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Patty Bauchman/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Muriel Vekemans/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Muntazeri Abdi/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Michael Watts/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Maureen Toft/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Mary Hone/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Luca Venturi/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Kevin Rooney/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Ke Qiang Ruan/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Kallol Mukherjee/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Jamie Bussey/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Jakob Strecker/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Jackie Downey/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Denise Dupras/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Danielle D’Ermo/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Danielle D’Ermo/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Christopher Schlaf/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Bartek Olszewski/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Barney Koszalka/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Anup Deodhar/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Antonio Medina/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
© Amy Kennedy/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

Update: for even more giggles, make sure to check out the 2019 winning images, too! : )

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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61 responses to “These are the finalists of 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and they’re hilarious”

  1. Dave de Stanlaigh Avatar
    Dave de Stanlaigh

    ?Nice one Simon Gee!

  2. Judi Raiser Avatar
    Judi Raiser

    Michael Raiser

  3. rifki syahputra Avatar
    rifki syahputra

    very nice.. they’re so relatable :)

  4. Public_Citizen Avatar
    Public_Citizen

    So much Meme potential.
    8^)

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      Hahaha indeed! :)

    2. Chartreuxe Avatar
      Chartreuxe

      Oh, yeah.

    3. Canuckguy Avatar
      Canuckguy

      I’ve already seen several of those pictures as Memes on FB.

    4. d bc Avatar
      d bc

      i see what you meme.

      1. Public_Citizen Avatar
        Public_Citizen

        8^)

    5. bcinbc Avatar
      bcinbc

      That too!

  5. Jenean Bolton-Gentry Avatar
    Jenean Bolton-Gentry

    These are amazing shots. Some I don’t get, but made me laugh out loud!! Definitely sharing!!!

  6. bkungl Avatar
    bkungl

    I so love photos of animals. These were fantastic.

  7. shane Avatar
    shane

    Some of these are funny.
    Most… aren’t

    1. Mykeljon Avatar
      Mykeljon

      Most of these are funny. Some aren’t. Those that aren’t funny are still great wildlife photos.

      1. shane Avatar
        shane

        agree to disagree.

      2. suebr5254 Avatar
        suebr5254

        Is that why YOUR photo is hidden?

    2. suebr5254 Avatar
      suebr5254

      Spoken like a true DUMMY.

  8. SRK Avatar
    SRK

    I hope someone reposts these photos with some good captions. You can keep watching these shots for hours together with some real good captions.

    1. GiGi Avatar
      GiGi

      Oh yes! So many possibilities after following the news the past few weeks!

    2. Canuckguy Avatar
      Canuckguy

      Been done already on several.

  9. Paula Avatar
    Paula

    I want to get these printed! Do the photographers work with any canvas printing sites like http://www.printpictures.us ?

    1. Lynn B Avatar
      Lynn B

      Thank you for asking before just grabbing the photographer’s images~

  10. Lindy Moseley Avatar
    Lindy Moseley

    What a wonderful World!

    1. Kym Cowan Avatar
      Kym Cowan

      I agree…we are blessed!!

  11. kickapoogirl Avatar
    kickapoogirl

    The buck in velvet one is perfect for a meme!

    1. Chartreuxe Avatar
      Chartreuxe

      Most are perfect for memes.

  12. Janet Kaiser Avatar
    Janet Kaiser

    Lovely photos, but not so sure about the anthropomorphism.

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      Then don’t anthropomorphise them? That’s on you as the viewer. :)

    2. IndyTIme Avatar
      IndyTIme

      Just relax and enjoy them. Don’t make everything an issue. We have enough of that outside in the human realm right now.

  13. Gracia Avatar
    Gracia

    Animal antics are cute and funny!

  14. PD Foote Avatar
    PD Foote

    As an amateur photography enthusiast, I am imagining the experience of catching these images, in focus, good light and framing. In awe….

  15. waspfarmer Avatar
    waspfarmer

    Nice break from watching people scratch their buts

  16. Joe Wolf Avatar
    Joe Wolf

    Fantastic and truly funny – thank you.

  17. Opal McCleod Avatar
    Opal McCleod

    It’s too many to choose from. I cant wait to show my daughter. Great work!

  18. Syd Mitchell Avatar
    Syd Mitchell

    These are brilliant and really lightened up my mood. Thank you!

  19. Norman Skinner Avatar
    Norman Skinner

    Thank you for putting them all on one page and not making us click 5000 times to get through them. Some of these are really funny and meme-worthy.

    1. Kevin Thomas Avatar
      Kevin Thomas

      ten thumbs up.

    2. bear Avatar
      bear

      That was my first thought. You mean, I can actually scroll down one page? How can we get all sites to do this again? They used to. It has to be something like this, that I really want to see, to go through next page, next page, next page, next page, next page……..This was so nice!

  20. Donagh Cronin Avatar
    Donagh Cronin

    Love the red squirrel balanced between 2 flowers.

    1. notmyrealname Avatar
      notmyrealname

      Van Damme’s Volvo ad…

    2. disqus_9kVhEHKYeK Avatar
      disqus_9kVhEHKYeK

      donaghcronin wrote

  21. John AC Forster Avatar
    John AC Forster

    Amazing. I can think of a funny caption for each of them.

    1. Patrick Wight Avatar
      Patrick Wight

      GREAT IDEA FOR A NEW CONTEST

  22. Tess Avatar
    Tess

    Awesome stuff!

  23. Aquarian Avatar
    Aquarian

    Outstanding selection. Thank you very much.
    That lioness seems to have a headache.

  24. Lina Avatar
    Lina

    They are all so fantastic, how could you pick out just one favourite. They must have taken hours and hours of patience to get just the right picture.

  25. Srij Avatar
    Srij

    Even animals knows how to have fun!!

    —————–
    Visit my website: http://www.srijitaphotography.com/

  26. Leroi Avatar
    Leroi

    Love the Hippos!

  27. Beth Heinecamp Avatar
    Beth Heinecamp

    These are so wonderful! And I have to say, I like that so many photographers were female.

  28. Col Avatar
    Col

    Fabulous photography and so so funny, Congratulations to each and every participant.

  29. Chad Avatar
    Chad

    These are great !!

  30. bcinbc Avatar
    bcinbc

    Too bad entrants don’t title their photos. A lot of room for creative captions!

  31. Dave Gibson Avatar
    Dave Gibson

    Here…

  32. Roger Bruton Avatar
    Roger Bruton

    I’m glad it’s not me that has to decide the winner! :-D

  33. gdw3 Avatar
    gdw3

    So good.

  34. Jacky Avatar
    Jacky

    Imádom az állatokat. Egyik kép szebb, mint a másik!

  35. Lee Paquette Avatar
    Lee Paquette

    Amazing…

  36. Alex Jones Avatar
    Alex Jones

    So Cute, I loved all the photos. Hats off to your work.
    Do check out my blog too…
    https://capturearena.com/