14 hilarious winners from this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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‘This Is Sparta’ by Sergey Savvi. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Each year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is flooded with snapshots of nature supplying some accidental humour at its own expense.

2018 is no different.

Forty-one finalists across eight categories were whittled down to just 14 winning and highly commended photos and one video.

The winners of this year’s coveted awards range from dancing bears to peaking owls – and they’re all pretty hilarious.

The overall winner award was handed to Mary McGowan for her shot of a surprised-looking squirrel titled “Caught in the Act,” which also swept the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award and the Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Award.

The competition works alongside the Born Free Foundation to promote wildlife conservation through a positive and funny message.

Scroll down to see the hysterical winners from this year’s competition.


Overall winner: ‘Caught in the Act’ by Mary McGowan

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‘Caught in the Act’ by Mary McGowan. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

The photo was also the winner of the Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Award and the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award. Mary McGowan will claim a safari in Kenya, a handmade trophy from Wonder Workshop in Tanzania, and a camera bag from Think Tank for her victories.


Under the Sea Award winner: ‘Smiling Blue Shark’ by Tanya Houppermans

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‘Smiling Blue Shark’ by Tanya Houppermans. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Spectrum Photo Creatures of the Air Award winner: ‘Peek-a-boo’ by Shane Keena

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‘Peek-a-boo’ by Shane Keena. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Junior Category winner: ‘Nature Calls’ by Arshdeep Singh

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‘Nature Calls’ by Arshdeep Singh. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Amazing Internet Portfolio Award winner: ‘Mother Returned From Her Parents’ Meeting from School’ by Valtteri Mulkahainen

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‘Mother Returned From Her Parents’ Meeting from School’ by Valtteri Mulkahainen. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Wildlife PhotograBear’ by Roie Galitz

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‘Wildlife PhotograBear’ Roie Galitz. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Tango’ by Michael Watts

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‘Tango’ by Michael Watts. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Coastal Brown Bear Cub with a Headache’ by Danielle D’Ermo

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‘Coastal Brown Bear Cub with a Headache’ by Danielle D’Ermo. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘So There’ by Barney Koszalka

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‘So There’ by Barney Koszalka. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Drive Safe’ by Jonathan Irish

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‘Drive Safe’ by Jonathan Irish. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘This Is Sparta’ by Sergey Savvi

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‘This Is Sparta’ by Sergey Savvi. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Martian Tango’ by Sergey Savvi

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‘Martian Tango’ by Sergey Savvi Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Rhinopeacock’ by Kallol Mukherjee

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‘Rhinopeacock’ by Kallol Mukherjee. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Highly Commended: ‘Splits’ by Geert Weggen

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‘Splits’ by Geert Weggen. Courtesy of Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards