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.


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