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This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced

It's that time of the year when the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards declare their yearly winners, and we couldn't be more pleased — not to mention in stitches — with the winning images.

These remarkably candid images of animals in the wild bring the meaning of perfect timing to an entirely new level. From dramatic facial expressions to endearing reactions, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

This year, Sarah Skinner brought home the prize of overall winner for her superbly timed photograph of a lion cub about to pounce on some rather prized possessions.

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What are the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards?

Even though the awards are widely known for their fun and silly photos, there's more to them than meets the eye.

Jointly created by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the co-founders started the competition to raise awareness about the extremely important issue of wildlife conservation. Their hope is that the images stir people to shop responsibly, to use water sparingly, and to generally be more aware of environmental issues around the world.

What better way to do this than by bringing people together over some light-hearted, and not to mention stunning, images of our nature's incredible wildlife?

This year's competition encompassed 4,000 entries from 68 different countries. These were whittled down to 40 finalists, from which a panel of judges selected the final hilarious 19 winning images.

Without further ado, your 2019 winners are as follows:

1. Highly Commended: 'To be or not yo be' by Txema Garcia Laseca

2. Highly Commended: 'Warning: territory marking. Follow at your own risk' by Tilakraj Nagaraj

3. Highly Commended: 'Laid Back' by Thomas Mangelsen

4. Highly Commended: 'Chest Bump' by Thomas Mangelsen

5. Highly Commended: 'Space Man' by Roie Galitz

6. Highly Commended: 'Deer - What Deer?' by Mike Rowe

7. Highly Commended: 'Dancing...yeah!' by Martina Gebert

8. Highly Commended: 'Squirrel Wishes' by Geert Weggen

9. Highly Commended: 'Inconspicuous' by Eric Keller

10. Highly Commended: 'Surfing...South Atlantic Style' by Elmar Weiss

11. Highly Commended: 'Who would like a peanut?' by Corey Seeman

12. Highly Commended: 'Waltz gone wrong' by Alastair Marsh

13. Affinity Photo People's Choice Award: 'Oh My' by Harry Walker

14. Amazing Internet Portfolio Award: 'First Comes Love... Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 1: Bringing Flowers)

15. Amazing Internet Portfolio Award: 'First Comes Love... Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 2: Joyful Dancing)

16. Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 3: First Kiss)

17. Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 4: The Wedding Ceremony)

18. Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air Award: 'Family disagreement' by Vlado Pirsa

19. Overall Winner and Alex Walker's Serian Creatures on the Land Award: 'Grab life by the...' by Sarah Skinner


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