Although the Comedy Wildlife Awards are focused on the funny, the true aim of the contest is far more serious: drawing attention to the conservation of animals is the key goal. Eight judges will select the winners of each category, along with the founders of the prize, of course. Images are judged on their content, quality, and of course, their humour.
The lucky winner will be named the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year and will receive a handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a one-week safari with Alex Walker’s Serian, and of course, plenty of publicity and recognition. For this year’s competition, Affinity Photo will also provide the gift of a brand new iPad.
Check out some of the images (which are sure to inspire a thousand captions!) up for the prize below. If you’ve got a favourite, or if you want to see ALL the pics, just click on this link, where you can vote for the People’s Choice Award. It won’t be an easy choice, for sure!
And if seeing the comic animal images made your day, or if you know an animal lover who may like to see them too, why not pick up a copy of Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullan’s hardcover book, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Vol. 2, which you can get for £9.99?
Who would you pick for the winner? Leave your choice in the comments, below!