These are some of the previous winners of the yearly Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The competition is sponsored each year to raise awareness for animal conservation and works with the Born Free Foundation. (links to both after the pics)

Here is a sampling from this years competition…

Andy Howard spent more than five hours with this mountain hare to get this ‘pawfect’ shot in the Cairngorms, Scotland. Photograph: Andy Howard/Barcroft Images

Charles Kinsey captures a pair of headless zombie penquins in South Georgia. Photograph: Charles Kinsey/Barcroft Images


Two weaver ants, otherwise known as fire ants, doing the forbidden dance of love in Bata, Indonesia. Photograph: Usman Priyona/Barcroft Images


The jungle babbler is a member of the Leiothrichidae family found in the Indian subcontinent. They are gregarious birds that forage in small groups of six to 10, a habit that has given them the popular name of seven sisters or Saath bhai in Bengali. The picture was taken in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.


‘Please shoot this bird’ says a buffalo in Meru national park, Kenya. Photograph: Tom Stables/Barcroft Images


Rockin’ spandex… check. Bitchin’ stick guitar… check. Thinking of trying out for The Jesus Lizard. Oh yeah… Photograph: Anup Deodhar/Barcroft Images


A meerkat reacts to that previous ‘Jesus Lizard’ joke in Brigitta Moser’s photo from Little Karoo, South Africa.


A little leopard tortoise and his friend both listen to a lot of alternative indie punk and totally got The Jesus Lizard joke in Tarangire national park, Tanzania. Photograph: Brenden Simonson/Barcroft Images


This snowy owl was way too high to understand that The Jesus Lizard was a kick-ass indie punk band from Austin, TX when he was photographed by Edward Kopeschny in Ontario, Canada.


‘That’s the guy that was talking mad shit about your sister, bro! ‘ – Bighorn rams exhibiting attitudes during the rut in Montana, USA. Photograph: Patricia Bauchman/Barcroft Images


The EXTREMELY rare (because imagine how hard it is for them to breed) Two-headed rhino pictured in a classic defence stance in Laikipia, Kenya. Photograph: George Dian Balan/Barcroft Images


This Russian frog mocks the morons that actually thought the two-headed rhino was real.. Photograph: Artyom Krivosheev/Barcroft Images

To see more pictures, check the The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards website at

To learn more about animal conservation, check the Born Free Foundation website at

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