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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Junior Category winner: ‘Nature Calls’ by Arshdeep Singh

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

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

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

Highly Commended: ‘Wildlife PhotograBear’ by Roie Galitz

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

Highly Commended: ‘Tango’ by Michael Watts

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

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

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

Highly Commended: ‘So There’ by Barney Koszalka

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

Highly Commended: ‘Drive Safe’ by Jonathan Irish

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

Highly Commended: ‘This Is Sparta’ by Sergey Savvi

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

Highly Commended: ‘Martian Tango’ by Sergey Savvi

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

Highly Commended: ‘Rhinopeacock’ by Kallol Mukherjee

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

Highly Commended: ‘Splits’ by Geert Weggen

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

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