39 Photos From The Comedy Wildlife 2019 Competition That Show How Hilarious Nature Can Be

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is an annual photography competition where both amateur and professional nature photographers from all over the world submit their funniest pictures of animals. The organizers have received countless submissions this year and after a long wait have finally selected a handful of finalists.

“Personally I think this is the best selection of finalists we’ve yet had,” said Tom Sullam, one of the organizers of the competition, in an interview with Bored Panda. “The competition is reaching more and more people and we had thousands of entries from approximately 80 countries. We love that this competition is border free!”

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#1 Family Disagreement

Image source: Vlado Pirsa

#2 Holly Jolly Snowy

Image source: Vicki Jauron

“Our key message this year is that everyone can do their bit to help conservation,” added Tom. “It doesn’t need to be a huge effort, just a little effort by each of us and we can make a difference.”

#3 Oh My

Image source: Harry Walker

#4 He’s Right Behind Me Isn’t He?

Image source:  Anthony N Petrovich

Tom encourages people to contribute to the conservation of nature themselves and gave some useful advice:


Yup, this is super easy for everyone to do. For example; don’t buy products which have palm oil, because the palm oil plantations are destroying rainforests and thus affecting the global weather. Try and avoid un-recyclable products. Give yourself a mission – ok how about one yogurt pot per person per week of non-recyclable products? It is possible, you know. We have a great mate in London who does just that.”

#5 Deer? What Deer?

Image source:  Mike Rowe

#6 Laid Back

Image source: Thomas Mangelsen


Ok, this is the thing, each time you flush the loo we send approx. 20ltrs of water down the drain – seriously, it’s crazy. So “If it’s yellow, let it mellow”…you know the rest…! Have shorter showers, water your garden a little less. Imagine if we all stop flushing our loos each time we did a wee, then billions and billions of litres of fresh water would be saved and available to rush down rivers, feed the fish, save the lakes and enable forests and trees and plants to flourish and grow which adds oxygen to our environment as well as supply homes and food for a global plethora of wildlife.”

#7 Excuse Me

Image source: James Vodicka

#8 Grab Life By The…

Image source:  Sarah Skinner


Yup, you heard it here first. This is a special person who may be not a mega activist, but really, really cares about the environment and what is happening so you do a few very simple and easy things. For example, encourage your friends and family about some of the simple things we have mentioned above, talk about it in social media, in the pub, at work. Does your workplace subscribe to some good environmental practices? Find really awesome conservation organizations and engage with them on email, or social media. Email or write to your local government representative, maybe an MP, a House of Rep, a councilor and find out what they are doing to help the wildlife around the world. Hold your elected representatives accountable. You have a voice, we all do, use it and don’t be afraid.”

#9 Squirrel Wishes

Image source: Geert Weggen

#10 Hi

Image source: Donna Bourdon

“Our strong belief here at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is that the smallest thing can help conservation. By following Born Free on social media you have made one positive step. By supporting them financially, you make another big step. By sharing our posts, by buying the book, by keeping the conversation going… all these things help raise the issues of wild animal conservation,” says Tom.

Check out the hilarious finalists of the Wildlife Comedy Awards 2019 in the gallery below!

#11 Warning: Territory Marking. Follow At Your Own Risk

Image source: Tilakraj Nagaraj

#12 Chest Bump

Image source: Thomas Mangelsen

#13 Monday Morning Blues

Image source: Eric Fisher

#14 One Two Three Four Five … I’m Going To Find You

Image source:  Valtteri Mulkahainen

#15 Hello

Image source:  Kevin Sawford

#16 Laughing Zebra

Image source: Peter Haygarth

#17 Bad Hair Day

Image source: Eric Keller

#18 Space Man

Image source: Roie Galitz

#19 That’s Hilarious Steve

Image source: Lloyd Durham

#20 Dancing … Yeah

Image source: Martina Gebert

#21 Pair Ice Skating

Image source: Andre Erlich

#22 Hide

Image source: Marion Vollborn

#23 Indecent Proposal

Image source: Co Grift

#24 Who Would Like A Peanut? Squirrels At The University Of Michigan

Image source: Corey Seeman

#25 To Be Or Not To Be?

Image source: Txema Garcia Laseca

#26 Waltz Gone Wrong

Image source: Alastair Marsh

#27 Inconspicuous

Image source:  Eric Keller

#28 Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?

Image source: Bob Carter

#29 Surfing South Atlantic Style

Image source: Elmar Weiss

#30 Lost

Image source: Susan Knowler

#31 Hang On

Image source:  Adwait Aphale

#32 Sea Otter Tickle Fight

Image source: Andy Harris

#33 Lion Take Away

Image source: Willem Kruger

#34 Snarling Snappin In The Slow Lane

Image source: Lisa Vanderhoop

#35 I’m Open

Image source: Ryan Jefferds

#36 What Are You Looking For?

Image source: Pablo Daniel Fernández

#37 Grizzly Babies

Image source: Toni Elliott

#38 Hip Hop

Image source: Philip Marazzi

#39 Baboon Fishing

Image source: Willem Kruger

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