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Comedy Wildlife Awards

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Wildlife photographers spend days, if not months to capture incredible moments in our natural world, such as lions fighting, a rare hatching of birds in the wild, and even take down of prey by predators. But not these photographers. These guys just are looking for nature’s comedians as they strive to capture the perfect shot for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

And there’s no better way to start 2018 than with these incredibly funny shots of turtles slapping fishes, a jet-propelled duck, monkeys on bikes and penguins on the way to church. In order to capture these kinds of shots the photographers don’t only need skill, but an incredible eye for detail.

According to the competition website last year saw entries from over 80 countries with incredible results. This year’s winner was Tibor Kercz with a photo of an owl trying to hang on to a tree with his mates.

The organisers say that this is a photography competition first and foremost.

“It is one that looks for hilarious images of animals in the wild, doing things that we interpret as being funny,” according to their Facebook page.

“The aim of the competition is to naturally celebrate photography, to have a laugh, in fact to burst out laughing. But it also exists in order to provide support and increased awareness of animal conservation.”

The organizers work work with the Born Free Foundation, promoting their work and providing funds to help them in their incredible efforts to save those animals that are most in danger.

“We have a responsibility to make sure we all do something, however small, in order to share this planet with those other species on it,” they state.

“We want to celebrate the funnier side of wild animals, and at the same time remember that in the not too distant future, many of the animals we see today will be gone.”

To have a look at the incredible entries and past and present winners, click here

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