Here Are Some Of The Hilarious Early Entries For The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


Jonathan O'Callaghan

Senior Staff Writer

King Penguins gang up on a fur seal in South Georgia. Amy Kennedy / CWPA / Barcroft Images

There’s nothing better than seeing animals do things that are just downright stupid. What’s not to love about a squirrel doing the splits or penguins shouting at a seal?

If that’s what you’re after, then we’ve got a treat for you, as the best entries so far in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 has just been released.


The awards, founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE, aim to use laughter to raise awareness for wildlife conservation. A panel of judges pores through the images to find the best and funniest each year.

Aside from those mentioned above, the early entries also include a squirrel having a good old sigh to itself, a lemur with a shocked face, and one poor photographer’s camera being dragged off by a fox.

Check out some of best images so far below. And note, the competition is still open to entries until June 30, 2018. So if you’re holding on to a hilarious animal photo, you’d better send it over. The winner will receive a one-week safari in Kenya, with prizes also available for runners-up.

A wild squirrel is pictured doing the splits between lupines in Bispgarden, Sweden. Geert Weggen / CWPA / Barcroft Images


Surprised? An astonished lemur, pictured in Madagascar. Jakob Strecker / CWPA / Barcroft Images


An arctic fox tries to drag a camera away from a camp in Hudson Bay, Canada. Michou von Beschwitz / CWPA / Barcroft Images


Here we’ve got a rabbit hiding its face with its hands in West Virginia. DanieI L Friend / CWPA / Barcroft Images


CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? A mother squirrel is pictured calling straight into the face of her young pup in Alberta, Canada. Nick Parayko / CWPA / Barcroft Images


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