[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (see 2016 and 2015) are still accepting entries but while the judges are warming up we can already take a peek at some of the funniest submissions of the contest.
[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]Despite the humorous approach, these awards aren't just about the amusement. Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded them to spotlight wildlife conservation efforts as well.
[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]"The last two years have seen some fantastic entries," they said. "We want to see even more animals represented than before. Go out and photograph, wherever you are... a squirrel could win the competition. We want to raise awareness of conservation of all animals all over the world, so wherever you are, take pictures of those wilder things!"
[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8)]The deadline for entries is on the 30th of September, so many fantastic shots are yet to be submitted, but we thought we'd share a funny collection of our favorite snaps so far.(photos from the boredpanda)
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