Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Announced!

November 6, 2017

Finalists Announced!

If you're feeling fed up and need a laugh then check out the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


The competition was founded by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and African landscape photographer Tom Sullan, using laughter to get people talking about conservation.

“Conservation was always at the heart of the competition,” said Sullam, “along with the fact that people seemed to enjoy images of animals doing entertaining things!

“But essentially living in a country that has some of the best wildlife in the world – Tanzania – and seeing how destructive human actions can be to this wildlife, made us want to do our little bit to help.”

This lead to the creation of the awards to raise awareness, focusing on the humorous moments in nature captured by photographers with an eye for the funnies.


There's some great shots, my favourite has to be Must have three putted, with Sending a clear message a close second. What's your favourite?


Andrea Zampatti (Italy) © ‘The laughing dormouse’


Tanakit Suwanyangyaun (Thailand) © ‘Say Cheese !’


Tibor Kercz (Hungary) © ‘Help !!!’


Paulette Struckman (United States) © ‘Gnu’s Flash’


Tina Stehr (Canada) © ‘Wild about laughing’


Penny Palmer (United States) © ‘Cheering sea otter’


Troy MAYNE (Philippines) © ‘Slap’


Roie Galitz (Israel) © ‘Three Tenors’


MIQUEL ANGEL ARTUS ILLANA (Spain) © ‘Military Regiment’


Olivier Colle (Belgium) © ‘Eh, What’s up doc?’


Melissa Usrey (United States) © ‘Burrowing Owlet embarrassed by kissing behind him!’

Nadav Bagim (Israel) © ‘Hide and Seek’


Melissa Nolan (United Kingdom) © ‘Bear necessities’


Monique JÃris (Netherlands) © ‘Headless penguins?’


John Threlfall (United Kingdom) © Duck Speed!


Katy Laveck Foster (United States) © ‘Monkey Escape’


John Sheridan (Ireland) © Cuddling Cubs.


Josef Friedhuber (Austria) © ‘Grimace’


Johnny Kaapa (Sweden) © ‘Superhero’


Linda Oliver (Australia) © ‘Sending a Clear Message’

George Cathcart (United States) © ‘WTF?’


Hannele Kaihola (Finland) © ‘Knockout’


Graeme Guy (Malaysia) © Outsourcing seatbelt checks


JEAN-JACQUES ALCALAY (France) © ‘Animal encounters’


Gill Merritt (United Kingdom) © ‘Lord of the jungle’


Jasmine Vink (Australia) © ‘Chameleon dance’