The Winners Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Have Been Announced And They're HILARIOUS


Jonathan O'Callaghan

Senior Staff Writer

Mary McGowan was the overall winner with her shocked squirrel. CWPA

The winners of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 have been announced, with some hilarious entries as per usual.

In total, 41 finalists were chosen from thousands of entries in September 2018 across eight categories, including animals found under the sea, a people’s choice award, and an overall winner.


Mary McGowan scooped the overall prize, the Affinity People’s Choice Award, and the Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Award with her image of a shocked squirrel, seen above.

She won a trip to a safari in Kenya, a handmade trophy from men and women in Tanzania with disabilities, and the title of Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. The other category winners will each be awarded a camera bag and a certificate.

Founded by wildlife photographers and enthusiasts Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the awards seek to not only show the funny side of the natural world but also highlight the importance of conserving our planet’s wildlife.

You can check out the winners in each category below, which are also detailed in a new book released alongside the awards.

Valtteri Mulkahainen won the Amazing Internet Portfolio award for this shot of a bear and her children. CWPA


Geert Weggen was highly commended for this unusual shot of a squirrel. CWPA


Roie Galitz was also highly commended for this shot of a polar bear having a go at photography. CWPA


Arshdeep Singh won the Junior Category with this little owl. CWPA


Shane Keena won the Creatures Of The Air category with this surprised-looking owl. CWPA


And Tanya Hoppermans won the Under the Sea category with this smiling blue shark. CWPA


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