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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

Here's a selection of OGN's favourite finalists in this years Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards co-founder Tom Sullam said: “With so much going on in the world, we could all use a bumper dose of fun and laughter and this year’s finalists have definitely delivered that!”

Apart from focussing on the more humorous side of wildlife photography, the Awards also aim to promote wildlife conservation. Each year the competition supports a sustainable conservation organisation. This year, that is the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN), a UK charity that supports conservation leaders working in their home countries across the Global South.

Which image is to triumph? We can expect to find out on 8 December when the Overall Winner, Category and Highly Commended winners are announced. The top image will win the photographer a one-week safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

Pegasus, the flying horse

Saras Crane behind a Bluebull makes the picture look like a flying horse
Credit: Jagdeep Rajput/ Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

Although this Bluebull looks ready to take flight it is actually an Indian Saras Crane attacking the bull from behind after it happened to venture close to the Saras's nest.


Excuse me... pardon me

Duckling walking over the shells of a line of turtles
Credit: Ryan Sims/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

An intrepid duckling makes its way across a turtle covered log at Juanita Bay Park in Lake

Washington, Kirkland, US.


Say cheeeese...

A pair of trigger fish appearing to smile
Credit: Arthur Telle Thiemann/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

A couple of triggerfish looking into the camera, captured at the Azores.


Misleading viewpoint

Hippo yawning next to an unafraid heron
Credit: Jean-Jacques Alcalay/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

A heron looks second from an untimely fate in this misleading perspective shot of a hippo yawning.


Hello everyone!

Raccoon appearing to be waving at the camera
Credit: Miroslav Srb/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

Cheery Raccoon on a beach in Florida, US.


Heads up

Two Emperor penguins standing together
Credit: Martin Grace / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

A King Penguin looks on at its mate that appears to have lost its head in this amusing perspective shot.


What do you mean smile?! I am smiling!

Lioness with a smile on her face
Credit: Alison Buttigieg /

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