Funny animal pictures with a serious cause: Comedy Wildlife finalists 2022

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022
(Image credit: Miroslav Srb /

It's nearly time to announce the finalist of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – a light-hearted competition dedicated to silly shots of animals. While the overall winners won't be announced until December 8, 2022, we've brought you a sneak peek at the finalists. 

This years final shortlist includes 40 single photographs and 10 Portfolio entries, including a fox tipping us the wink and a waving raccoon "waving" to the camera. Entered by both pros and amateur photographers, the entries show us some hilarious wildlife shots – but there's a purpose to the contest.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.