This year over 5,300 entries were submitted by 1,842 people
An Australian photographer won the overall award for his photo of a kangaroo appearing to play air guitar
People say babies do funny things – but animals seem to be in on the action.
The winners of the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards capture animals – from a soft-coated otter in an Arabian pose to a kangaroo playing in the air and a very sad-looking owl, the images are sure to raise a smile.
This year more than 5,300 entries were submitted by 1,800 photographers. Jason Moore's Air Guitar Rue captured a kangaroo in a hilarious pose and was the overall winner. Alex Walker also received the Cherian Creatures of the Land Award.
Other winners at this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards include Vittorio Ricci, Otter Quek and Delphine Casimir for their stellar photos of a humming bird, a ballet dancing otter and a relaxing monkey.
The competition was founded in 2015 by Paul Joynson-Hicks, a wildlife photographer currently living in Tanzania. He was inspired to organize the competition by one of his own photographs.
Co-founder and head referee Tom Sullam joined Hicks in creating what is now a global competition shortly after the idea was first conceived.
According to the Comedy Wildlife Awards WebsiteContest officials want spectators to share their enjoyment of nature and take time to recognize its value.
All This year's photos were selected by 14 judges, including contest creators Hicks and Sullum.
In addition to the Amazing Internet Portfolio, contestants may submit up to three images in each category.