The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates some of the funniest moments seen in wildlife and captured on camera. Now in its seventh year, the competition organisers have released a preview of entries already submitted from across the globe including a pouting boxfish from Curaçao, a laughing lion from Tanzania, and a prairie dog surprising a bald eagle in Colorado, before the competition closes on 30 June 2021.
About the competition
The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers who can submit up to 10 photographs across any of the six categories and is free to enter. Categories include Land, Air, Underwater, Juniors (for photographers aged 16 and under), Portfolio (a selection of four images), and Video Clips. The overall winner will receive an incredible one-week safari in the Maasai Mara, Kenya as well as the title of the Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021.
Competition judges include wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, TV presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, Co-Founder of The Born Free Foundation Will Travers OBE, travel editor Neil Stevenson, co-founder of Amazing Internet Andrew Skirrow, managing director of Affinity Photo developer Serif Ashley Hewson, image expert Celina Dunlop, and conservation ambassador Bella Lack.
Fancy learning to take your own wildlife photography? Check out our Wildlife Photography Masterclass series hosted by professional photographer Mark Carwardine for advice and inspiration.
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.
Monday Morning Mood: pied starling in South Africa. © Andrew Mayes.