Have a Laugh with These Hilarious Images from the Annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

©Julian Rad

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is a lighthearted competition designed to not only showcase fine imagery, but to bring the importance of conservation to the forefront so photographers and others can do their part to help preserve threatened species.

This year’s competition encouraged photographers to submit their best images in a variety of categories, including a new Video Clip category. And while the competition is now closed, we thought we share a few of our favorite entrants.

You can also go to the organization’s registration page and they will keep you posted on details for next year’s competition. There’s also a Gallery page where you can view winners from the 2015 contest and see highlights of this year’s entries.

We’ll keep you posted on the 2016 Winners when they are announced. Category winners will receive a trophy, while the overall winner—the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year—will also win a one-week, all-expense-paid Safari for two in Kenya with round trip airfare and accommodations.

So enjoy these images, and start shooting for 2017!

Via The Guardian