The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are in their fourth season, and 2018 promises the photos will be as hilarious as they've been in the past. The competition always brings out the best animal photography in the most humorous ways, encouraging animal welfare efforts through the Born Free Foundation, as well as a good deal of laugh-out-loud reactions.

Photographic and video submissions (see rules and categories here) will be accepted from professional and amateur photographers until June 30, 2018, but the sponsors have released some of the entries already received just to tweak your interest. 

Here are the 12 photo finalists that have been released to date. (The goofy headings are mine.)

 

1. "Oh no! Didn't we do this last year? And the year before?"

 

Daniel Friend, Rabbit Hiding Face In Embarrassment

Daniel Friend, Rabbit Hiding Face In Embarrassment

 

 

2. "We're going to try the fox trot this time."

 

Luca Venturi, Dances With Bears

Luca Venturi, Dances With Bears

 

 

3. "I think I can, I think I can.."

 

Muhammad Saishol Husni, Strong Ant

Muhammad Saishol Husni, Strong Ant

 

 

4. "But I can make my hair stand up, so there!"

 

Barney Koszalka, So There

Barney Koszalka, So There

 

 

5. A squirrel in bird's clothing

 

Maria Kula, I've Got A Feather So I Can Have Some Bird Food Now

Maria Kula, I've Got A Feather So I Can Have Some Bird Food Now

 

 

6.  "Just keep believing I'm a cartoon."

 

Tanya Houppermans, Smiling Blue Shark

Tanya Houppermans, Smiling Blue Shark

 

 

7. "You see what it looks like when you talk with your mouth full?"

 

Nick Parayko, Full Mouth

Nick Parayko, Full Mouth

 

 

8. Hmm. Lets see. What I can do for an encore?

 

Geert Weggen, Split

Geert Weggen, Split

 

 

9. "Mom? Dad? Can you come here please?"

 

Amy Kennedy, Bullies

Amy Kennedy, Bullies

 

10. "Hello. I know you're tired of the status quo. That's why I'm running for Snow Leopard this year...."

 

Simon Gee, Over Here

Simon Gee, Over Here!

 

 

11. "Um. Just how long have you been watching me?"

 

Jakob Strecker, Astonished Lemur

Jakob Strecker, Astonished Lemur

 

 

12. "So, you think you're going to take my picture, do you?"

 

Michou von Beschwitz, A Camera Steal

Michou von Beschwitz, A Camera Steal

 

Okay. I hope you laughed like a hyena as you ran through these photos! Don't forget to get your Comedy Wildlife Photos in before June 30, 2018. I'll look forward to posting your great images in the final finalist list!

 

Above photos re-published with specific permission of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Competition! Thank you!

 

related reads:

Pack Your Cameras For The 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The 40 Hilarious, Must-See Finalists Of The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Awards

(Just) 10 Brilliant Photo Finalists From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards

 

 

 

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