See these hilarious entries in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Seeing animals in the wild can be an awe-inspiring event, but every so often, the majestic creatures that live around the world just look silly. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards celebrate animals’ sillier moments, gathering amazing images taken around the world. The first batch of contenders have been released, depicting elephant seals, owls, giraffes and more in their lighter moments.

The awards were created by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam to highlight conservation efforts and to make wildlife photography fun. “Conservation was always at the heart of the competition, along with the fact that people seemed to enjoy images of animals doing entertaining things,” said Sullam in a statement. “But essentially living in a country that has some of the best wildlife in the world - Tanzania - and seeing how destructive human actions can be on this wildlife, made us want to do our little bit to help.”

Last year the competition saw 2200 entries from 1000 entrants in 75 countries. Anyone with an amazing wildlife shot can submit up to three images into each category and up to two video clips of no more than 60 seconds into the video clip category. The competition closes on 30 September, so enter your photos at www.comedywildlifephoto.com.

See these hilarious entries in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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