2019 The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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2019 The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The winners for the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Contest have been announced, showcasing some of the more humorous wildlife photos from around the globe.

This year, more than 4,000 entries from 68 countries were whittled down to 40 finalists. Of the finalists, Sarah Skinner’s photo titled ‘Grab life by the.....’ took home Overall Winner, as well as the Creatures of the Land Award. The painfully funny image was captured in the plains of Botswana and depicts a little lioness ‘playing’ in the most unfortunate sense of the word.

In response to taking home the Overall Winner prize,, as well as the Creatures of the Land Award, Skinner had the following to say:

'I am absolutely delighted to be awarded the title as Overall Winner in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019. It certainly warms my heart to know that this image will spread some laughter and happiness around the world. I am happy to report that this lioness continues to thrive in the pride, having seen her again in October this year. I can only hope and encourage everyone, as a collective to each do our part in the conservation of all wildlife species so that future generations can enjoy them, in the same way that I have done during my career as a wildlife photographer. Long may lions walk the plains..........'

In addition to Skinner's winning photograph, we've rounded up the winning photographs from each of the categories as well as the Highly Commended Winners and presented them in the following gallery with permission from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

As funny a the contest may be, the organization also takes a very serious role in conservation, saying 'is at the heart of our competition.' To help kickstart conservation efforts, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards offers three tips:

SHOP RESPONSIBLY. 

Try to shop locally and avoid buying un-recyclable products and one-use plastics/packaging.

RESTRICT WATER USE AT HOME. 

Ok, this is the thing, each time you flush the loo we send approx. 20 litres of water down the drain – seriously, it’s crazy. Have shorter showers, water your garden less and stop flushing the loo every single time. This would save billions of litres of fresh water that could support our environment as well as supply homes and food for a global plethora of wildlife. 

BECOME A “WILD INFLUENCER.” 

This is a special person who may be not a mega activist, but really, really cares about the environment and wants to do something to help. For more ideas, please go to: www.comedywildlifephoto.com