A whopping 40 hilarious wildlife photos have been selected as finalists of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, now in its fifth year. And you get to vote for your favorite!

Here's one of the 2019 comedy finalists below:

Family Disagreement: © Vlado Pirsa, Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019 

 

Family Disagreement: © Vlado Pirsa, Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

Family Disagreement: © Vlado Pirsa, Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

It was back in 2015 that the Awards got into gear with Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists, at the helm. From the beginning, the competition has been a global, online, free-to-enter photography competition, showcasing "seriously funny images of the earth’s most amazing wildlife," with the goal of making wildlife conservation a desire and more vivid reality to its audience of viewers.

 

Grab life by the... : © Sarah Skinner, Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Grab Life By The... : by Sarah Skinner

Grab life by the... : © Sarah Skinner, Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Since its inception the international animal welfare organization, Born Free, has partnered with Joynson-Hicks and Sullam to sponsor this event, but now there are many more international sponsors, including Affinity Photo, Amazing Internet, Think Tank, Alex Walker’s Serian, Spectrum Photo and Olympus Finland, and great prizes for photography winners in several categories. 

Here are just a few more photos among the finalists for this year's award:

 

Lion Take-Away: © Willem Kruger/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Lion Take-Away: Photographer, Willem-Kruger

Lion Take-Away: © Willem Kruger/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Chest Bump: © Thomas Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Chest Bump: © Thomas Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

Chest Bump: © Thomas Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Warning: Territory Marking - Follow At Your Own Risk: © Tilakraj Nagaraj/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Warning Territory Marking: © Tilakraj Nagaraj/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

Warning: Territory Marking - Follow At Your Own Risk: © Tilakraj Nagaraj/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Hip Hop: © Philip Marazzi/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Hip Hop: © Philip Marazzi/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

Hip Hop: © Philip Marazzi/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, 2019

 

Okay. Now you're on your own, as I can't possibly show you all 40 of these miraculously captured images. So, go to this page and get some big chuckles while you visit all the finalists. You can vote there for your choice to win the Affinity Photo People's Choice Award. Other awards will be selected by a panel of photographer jurists.

And start thinking about next year's Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards and where you are going to find your own hilarious entries. This competition accepts professional and amateur photographs, so don't be shy!

 

P.S. I would be remiss if I did not refer you to this important CWPA message to all on conservation. Please read it here.

 

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