The finalists have been revealed for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 and they are CLASSIC! Now in its third year, the competition highlights some of the hilarious traits of animals in the wild.

The competition was founded by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and African landscape photographer Tom Sullan, with the aim to use laughter to get people talking about conservation. In addition to the competition, the duo will also release two books: ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’ and ‘Wild and Crazy: Photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’, both available on Amazon.

Check out the finalists below, we hope you enjoy them as much as we have!

Andrea Zamaptti Italy The laughing dormouse
Andrea Zamaptti (Italy) “The laughing dormouse”
Andrey Giljov (Russian Federation) © ‘Kung Fu Training (Australian style)’
Andrey Giljov (Russian Federation) © ‘Kung Fu Training (Australian style)’

 

Arkaprava Ghosh (India) © ‘Let Me Clear My Vision’
Arkaprava Ghosh (India) © ‘Let Me Clear My Vision’

 

Aster Leung (Hong Kong) © ‘Which way’
Aster Leung (Hong Kong) © ‘Which way’

 

Barb D’Arpino (Canada) © ‘MOM, MOM, MOM, MOM’
Barb D’Arpino (Canada) © ‘MOM, MOM, MOM, MOM’

 

Bence Mate (Hungary) © ‘Caught in the Act’
Bence Mate (Hungary) © ‘Caught in the Act’

 

Brian Valente (United States) © ‘Laughing Seal’
Brian Valente (United States) © ‘Laughing Seal’

 

Budkov Denis (Russian Federation) © ‘Do not worry’
Budkov Denis (Russian Federation) © ‘Do not worry’

 

Carl Henry (United States) © ‘All Dressed And Ready For Church’
Carl Henry (United States) © ‘All Dressed And Ready For Church’

 

Chris Martin (Canada) © ‘Disco Dancer’
Chris Martin (Canada) © ‘Disco Dancer’

 

Daisy Gilardini (Canada) © ‘Hitching a ride n4’
Daisy Gilardini (Canada) © ‘Hitching a ride n.4’

 

Daniel Trim (United Kingdom) © Mudskipper’s Got Talent
Daniel Trim (United Kingdom) © Mudskipper’s Got Talent

 

Douglas Croft (United States) © ‘Must Have Three-putted…’
Douglas Croft (United States) © ‘Must Have Three-putted…’

 

Esa Ringbom (Finland) © ‘Tease’
Esa Ringbom (Finland) © ‘Tease’

 

Eugene Kitsios (Netherlands) © ‘Smile!’
Eugene Kitsios (Netherlands) © ‘Smile!’

 

George Cathcart (United States) "WTF?!"
George Cathcart (United States) “WTF?!”

 

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

 

Graeme Guy (Malaysia) © Outsourcing seatbelt checks
Graeme Guy (Malaysia) © Outsourcing seatbelt checks

 

Hannele Kaihola (Finland) © ‘Knockout’
Hannele Kaihola (Finland) © ‘Knockout’

 

Jasmine Vink (Australia) © ‘Chameleon dance’
Jasmine Vink (Australia) © ‘Chameleon dance’

 

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

 

ohn Sheridan (Ireland) © Cuddling Cubs.
John Sheridan (Ireland) © Cuddling Cubs.

 

John Threlfall (United Kingdom) © Duck Speed!
John Threlfall (United Kingdom) © Duck Speed!

 

Johnny Kaapa (Sweden) © ‘Superhero’
Johnny Kaapa (Sweden) © ‘Superhero’

 

Josef Friedhuber (Austria) © ‘Grimace’
Josef Friedhuber (Austria) © ‘Grimace’

 

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

 

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

 

Melissa Nolan (United Kingdom) © ‘Bear necessities’
Melissa Nolan (United Kingdom) © ‘Bear necessities’

 

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

 

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

 

Monique Jans Netherlands Headless Penguins
Monique Jans Netherlands Headless Penguins

 

Nadav Bagim (Israel) © ‘Hide and Seek’
Nadav Bagim (Israel) © ‘Hide and Seek’

 

Oliver Cole Belgium Whats up doc
Oliver Cole Belgium Whats up doc

 

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

 

Penny Palmer United States ‘Cheering sea otter’
Penny Palmer United States ‘Cheering sea otter’

 

Roie Galitz (Israel) © ‘Three Tenors’
Roie Galitz (Israel) © ‘Three Tenors’

 

Tanakit Suwanyangyaun (Thailand) ‘Say Cheese !’
Tanakit Suwanyangyaun (Thailand) ‘Say Cheese !’

 

Tibor Kercz (Hungary) ‘Help !!!’
Tibor Kercz (Hungary) ‘Help !!!’

 

Tina Stehr (Canada) © ‘Wild about laughing’
Tina Stehr (Canada) © ‘Wild about laughing’

 

Troy MAYNE (Philippines) © ‘Slap’
Troy MAYNE (Philippines) © ‘Slap’

 

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