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These wildlife photos are comedy gold… but could you do even better?

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
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Entries for the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are now open - and some of the amazing entries to the competition have just been released by the organizers. 

The competition is now in its sixth year and you can submit your own photos until 30 June 30 (midnight BST).  The Awards are free to enter, with the top shot winning a once in a lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, with Alex Walker’s Serian, a Nikon Z 6 (opens in new tab) and a Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR (opens in new tab), Affinity Photo editing software, a ThinkTank camera bag – and the title of 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year!

Northern Pygmy Owl, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Image credit: Anthony Bucci / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Grey Seal pup, Winterton on Sea, UK (Image credit: Johan Siggesson / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Hippos (mother and baby), Masai Mara, Kenya (Image credit: Manoj Shah / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Lion cub, Masai Mara, Kenya (Image credit: Yaron Schmid / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Flamingo, Lake Magadi, Serengeti, Tanzania (Image credit: Tommy Mees / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Yellow Collared Lovebirds, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania (Image credit: Thomas Gigoleit / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Chalky Percher Damselfly, Zambales, Philippines (Image credit: Reynante Martinez / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Zebra, Nairobi National Park, Kenya (Image credit: Tanvir Ali / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Lion cubs, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (Image credit: Klein Yarin / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Brown Bear, Lake Clarke, Alaska (Image credit: Janet Miles / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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The competition was co-founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers, who wanted to create a photographic competition that focused on the lighter side of wildlife, and to promote the conservation of wildlife and their habitats, through humorous and light-hearted imagery and a positive message. The competition is run in partnership with the The Born Free Foundation

The hilariously funny entries will pass under the discerning eyes of an impressive judging panel, including wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble, comedian Hugh Dennis, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, and Born Free Foundation co-founder Will Travers OBE

You can enter the competition now at the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards website (opens in new tab).

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Chris George
Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.