Meet the 13 Winners of This Year’s “Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards”

Most of the time wildlife photography is serious business, but not if you’re part of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The oddball competition honors those chance moments when we catch animals looking ridiculous… and the talented photographers who where there at the right moment.

Above: Photographer Mohammed Alnaser of Saudi Arabia took home a Highly Commended title for spotting this face-planting cheetah.

This year had 13 winning entries, with 3 photographers taking home top honors.

“The number and quality of the entries was fantastic,” says judge and British comedian Hugh Dennis. “The finalists should be very proud of themselves, as should the animals they photographed, simply for looking so funny. Sadly there is no way of telling them.”

Scroll down to see who won.

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Alison Buttigieg of Finland

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Charlie Davidson of the UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Graham McGeorge of the USA

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Julian Rad of Austria

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Julie Hunt of the UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Marc Mol of Switzerland

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Megan Lorenz of Canada

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tony Dilger of the UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Yuzuru Masuda of the UK

BRONZE Runner up Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

BRONZE: Oliver Dreike of Tanzania snapped this gorilla picking its nose.

SILVER Runner up Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

SILVER Runner up: William Richardson of the UK captured this elk. Nobody looks graceful eating…

WINNER: Julian Rad Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

WINNER: Austrian photographer Julian Rad caught this hamster mid-sprint.

(via PetaPixel)

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