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

Born from a passion for wildlife, and decades of experience living & working in East Africa, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 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, and always with wildlife conservation at its heart.

The free competition, open to wildlife photography experts and novices, 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.


The 2021 Comedy Wildlife Finalists Just Announced!!!

We are delighted to reveal the top shortlist of the 2021 Awards and there are some beauties - check them all out HERE.  There's a giggling seal, a giraffe riding monkey, a laughing snake and quite a lot of impressive dance moves from various entries. Even the humble but hilarious pigeon is honoured this year.  Isn't WILDLIFE amazing?!

We have some very, VERY exciting news re: The 2021 Winners Announcement, which means that it will now be sometime in November, a little later than scheduled.  We cannot reveal any details yet - it's all very hush, hush but you lot will be the first to know and hopefully in the next few days. 

Watch this space!


 The 2021 Competition is now closed for entries.

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