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13 Winning Images From First-Ever Comedy Wildlife Photography Contest
Nature photography awards have long celebrated the beauty and wonder the planet offers us. There’s a new contest in town that celebrates a different quality of the natural world: the absurdity of animals.
Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks launched the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards to show “the funny side of the majestic creatures we love to photograph and protect.” While providing comic relief for a world in need of a good laugh, the competition also raises awareness for the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife group.
Here are the winning images:
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