These hilarious wildlife photographs will cheer up your day

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
(Image credit: Giovanni Querzani/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021)

If you love cute photographs of animals then the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are a must - and are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The 2021 competition is well under way - with entries due to close on 30 June. But to get you in the mood - and to encourage for you to dig out your most amusing images of wildlife, the organizers had released some of the most amusing entries it has received so far. Some will have you rolling on the floor laughing, like the shot above of a lion by Giovanni Querzani in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Giovanni took the image using his Sony A7 mirrorless camera fitted with a Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens, using an ISO320 exposure of 1/500sec at f/6.3.

Sony A9 with Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS. 1/1000sec at f/11, ISO500. (Image credit: Arthur Trevino/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021)
Canon EOS 800D DSLR with Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Contemporary lens. 1/640sec at f/6.3, ISO800. (Image credit: Andrew Mayes/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8. 1/200sec at f/2.8, ISO500. (Image credit: Kevin Biskaborn/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 II with Zuiko 300mm f/4 with 1.4x teleconverter. 1/800sec at f/5.6, ISO200. (Image credit: KT Wong/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Canon PowerShot G7 II. 1/125sec at f/7.1, ISO320. (Image credit: Phillip Stahr/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

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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 15 Pro Max.


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.