Image from Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Conservation through Competition
Image from Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Conservation through Competition

Welcome to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


We are delighted to reveal that the OVERALL WINNER of the Comedy Wildlife Awards 2023 is Jason Moore, with his excellent capture of a kangaroo entitled ‘Air Guitar Roo.’  This stunning pic also won the Creatures of the Land category.  WELL DONE JASON!!

As well as being a wonderful shot, Jason's image encapsulates all that is Comedy Wildlfe and was a very, very popular entry.  As our 2023 champion, Jason wins a wonderful top notch Kenyan Safari courtesy of Alex Walker's Serian plus a fabulous cameral bag from ThinkTank  and a unique handmade trophy. 

Other Category Winners: Vittorio Ricci won the Creatures of the Air Award for his striated heron ironically falling out of the sky and into the water, called ‘Unexpected Plunge’ and Otter Kwek topped the Under Water Category with his charming Ballerina Otter; Timea Ambrus won the Portfolio Award with a collection of 4 images showing the antics of a ground squirrel; the Video Award went to Lily Bernau for her brilliant film of a penguin called ‘Too Cold' And Young photographer Jacek Stankiewicz with his image of two greenfinches called ‘Dispute’ won the Junior Award, and incredibly also triumphed in the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award, a first for the competition.  An amazing achievement!

In addition to the Category Winners, there were 10 entries that were recognised as Highly Commended Winners: Tzahi Finkelstein, John Blumenkamp, Zoe Ashdown, Brian Matthews, Lara Matthews, Delphine Casimir, Pratick Mondal, Wendy Kaveney, Jacques Poulard and Dakota Vaccaro.   Check out all the Winners here

Congratulations to all our Winners, Finalists and all those who took part, we've had a fantaastic year and can't wait to do it all again in 2024!  We will be open for new entries in March, so keep those funny pics safe until then! 



We are super excited to be lauching our Comedy Wildlife Guided African Safari (yup, i know, catchy title) for October 2024. Not only guided by the legendary Kate Humble, but also our founders Paul Joynson-Hicks, a wildlife Photographer and Tom Sullam who takes pictures of things that dont move...zzzz I jest of course, he is an award-winning landscape photographer so ideally placed for our African adventure. Its a small group of 12 people maximum in three vehicles, so loads of space. Its an adventure.




Born from a passion for wildlife, and decades of experience living & working in East Africa, Comedy Wildlife began its life modestly in 2015 as a photographic competition. Since then, steered by its founders, Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, it has grown into a globally renowned competition seen by millions of people every year, with sustainability at its heart and behind all its aims.

The free competition, open to wildlife photography novices, amateurs and professionals, celebrates the hilarity of our natural world and highlights what we need to do to protect it. From a surprised otter to a swearing turtle, Comedy Wildlife’s photographs transcend cultures and ages to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

You can find out more about our competition, our mission and our conservation efforts on our website.


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