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Winning Images From The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A competition which honours funny animal photos has announced its 2015 winners and a cute photo of a hamster with full cheeks has taken the top spot.

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© Julian Rad / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


The Comedy Wildlife Awards, which asks photographer to capture the funny side of wildlife, has announced its winners and a photo of a hamster took the overall crown.

Commenting on the awards, The Founder and wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE said: "Judging was really difficult as we had so many amazing entries, but in the end we found an incredible selection of technically brilliant photographs which are hilarious!"

This year's winner, Julian Rad, was awarded a a trophy and also won a 7-day safari trip and a Nikon D750 DSLR with a 24-85mm lens.

As well as an overall winner, two runners up prizes were handed out at the award ceremony and William Richardson of the UK took the SILVER Runner Up title while Oliver Dreike, a Brit living in Tanzania, was awarded the BRONZE runner up title. William was awarded a Nikon 1 AW1 kit for his image shown below and Oliver was given a Nikon COOLPIX P900 for his winning entry of a Gorilla picking its nose. 


© William Richardson / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards



© Oliver Dreike / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


 Here are the 10 photos that were 'Highly Commended' on the night: 


© Julian Rad (also the winner) of Austria / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Megan Lorenz of Canada / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Graham McGeorge of USA / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Tony Dilger of UK / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Yuzuru Masuda of UK / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Mohammed Alnaser of Saudi Arabia / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Jule Hunt of UK / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Marc Mol of Switzerland / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Charlie Richardson of UK / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


© Alison Buttigieg of Finland / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


You can learn more about the competition on the Comedy Wildlife Awards website. 

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alfpics Plus
20 384 4 England
21 Dec 2015 11:26AM
What a great selection of images!
Niknut Plus
12 3.4k 82 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2015 4:28PM
Brilliant !!!!........wonderful collection of impressive pics !!.....every one a gem !!!.GrinGrinGrinGrin
NeilSchofield Plus
15 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2015 7:57PM
Excellent images

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