The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards shortlisted 42 images for its 2021 competition after receiving entries of over 7,000 photos from every corner of the world.

The final 42 pictures include a laughing vine snake from India, a trio of strutting Gentoo penguins on the beaches of the Falkland Islands and a kangaroo performing a picture-perfect Pavarotti impersonation in Australia.

Laughing snake by Aditya Kshirsagar, India
Monday Morning Mood by Andrew Mayes, South Africa
Directing penguin by Carol Taylor, UK
Monkey riding a giraffe by Dirk-Jan Steehouwer, Netherlands
The Green Stylist by Gurumoorthy K, India
Operatic warm ups by Lea Scadden, Australia
Did I say you could take my picture? By Patrick Dirlam, USA

Co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, aimed to create a competition that focused on the lighter side of wildlife photography and help promote wildlife conservation through humour.

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This year’s competition is supporting Save Wild Orangutans and is donating 10 per cent of its total net revenue to the charity.