A picture of a monkey reading the newspaper means news must be bananas!

The 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards have just opened for submissions, and this year’s esteemed judging panels are ready to see your laugh-out-loud photos and videos. Last year’s competitions featured incredibly funny foxes, photobombing squirrels and a monkey reading a newspaper, so who knows what the 2022 competition might bring.

Despite being in the midst of a pandemic, last year’s contest received a record number of entries. The judges were impressed with the incredibly high standard and the truly hilarious footage that was submitted, so hopes for this year are high. The competition is open to everyone from amateurs to seasoned professionals and no matter what you shoot; it could be a high-end Canon EOS R5 or even the iPhone 11 Pro, as long as it’s a laugh.

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Launched in 2015 by co-founders Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam (who also run the Comedy Pet Photo Awards), the contest aims to take a less serious approach to photography with photos that make people smile. Not only does the contest provide some levity, but it also benefits wildlife conservation projects. Each year the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards choose a sustainable conservation organization to support, and this year it’s the Whitley Fund for Nature, a UK-based charity that supports conservation leaders working in their country of ‘origin.

Photos can be entered into one of seven categories, including air creatures, land creations, underwater animals, video, juniors, and a portfolio category. The images will be judged by a panel of comedians, wildlife experts, photographers and passionate conservationists.

The closing date of the competition is September 01, 2022 and entry to the competition is free! Prizes include a unique safari in the Masaai Mara in Kenya, a handmade trophy, the prestigious title of Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year and camera accessories.

let me tell you a joke (Image credit: Fija Mills)

A quick choice (Image credit: Rick Beldegreen)

Proposal (Image credit: Greg Harvey)

The Ministry of Silly Walks (Image credit: Nicolas Reusens)

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