Inspirations

Winning Images from the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

In their first year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are setting out to celebrate technically excellent photographs of wildlife which are also humorous to draw attention to the plight of endangered animals and habitats.

The competition has been run in partnership with the Born Free Foundation, an international charity which works to stop the suffering of animals and species in the wild.

All entries must have been snapped in the wild.

Over 1,500 entries were received from 52 countries.

Below we share the winner by photographer Julian Rad. But first, a selection of the best of the rest.

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‘Pants! Did I really do that last night…?’ / Yuzuru Masuda (Highly Commended)

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Smiling monkey / Goran Anastasovski

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‘Cookie Monster’ coral in the Solomon Islands / Richard Smith

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‘You lookin’ at ME?’ / Caroline Benzies

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‘I can see my house from here!’ / Julie Prodanovic

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‘I’m not talking to you!’ / Melissa Kay Valente

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‘Dancing Sifaka.’ / Alison Buttigieg (Highly Commended)

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‘See ya after winter!’ A grizzly bear in Denali National Park, Alaska waves to the photographer / Aaron Schmid

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Baby baboon watches its older sister as it does backflips in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania / Marc Mol

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A Three Headed Giraffe / Tony Murtagh

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Selfie master / Megan Lorenz

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Wildlife comedy? Ha ha give me a break! / Yuzuru Masuda

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‘… The same thing we do every night, Pinky – TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!’ / Aaron Karnovski

Bronze Runner Up…

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‘What you looking at? I’ve almost got it…’ / Oli Dreike (Bronze Runner Up)

Silver Runner Up…

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‘Anyone asks, you haven’t seen me!’ / William Richardson (Silver Runner Up)

And the winning image…

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‘Rush Hour.’ /Julian Rad (Winner)

Rad wins the grand prize of a photographic safari in Tanzania with competition founder Paul Joynson-Hicks as guide and tutor, along with a Nikon D570 with a 24-85 mm lens.

To check out the other entries and to find out how you can get involved next year, head to comedywildlifephoto.com.

Title image: ‘It’s not funny…I’ve got cramp in my flipper!’ / Julie Hunt (Highly Commended)