Pointing penguins and rocking roos among Comedy Wildlife Photo Award shortlist

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023
The Forest Dandy (Image credit: Delphine Casimir)

Bound to bring a smile to your face and maybe even a chuckle, this year‘s shortlisted images for the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards are some of the best yet. The highly anticipated list of photos and videos showcases a diverse array of incredible wildlife including in-dispute birds, cigar-smoking foxes and a rocking out kangaroo on an air guitar.  

The 2023 shortlist features 41 standout photographs, three you've-been-framed-worthy videos, and three captivating portfolio entries. Among these, you'll find a kangaroo shredding an air guitar, penguins giving directions, a graceful otter performing ballet, and an unamused owl feeling the Sunday blues. These amusing entries were carefully selected from a multitude of submissions by both professional and amateur photographers, creating a diverse, laughter-inducing showcase of wildlife.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.