ROMPING monkeys, giggling seals and zebras and fist-fighting lions are among the finalists in a competition celebrating animal antics in all their glory.
The 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has compiled 40 of the best photographs.
Doing the monkey business
Sealing the funny side
This seal doesn’t take sea-life seriously[/caption]
Laughing their stripes off
This duo show off their pearly whites[/caption]
This baby chimp knows how to relax[/caption]
Big cat fight
An audience gathers to watch these boxing lions[/caption]
Come out, come out where-ever you are[/caption]
This independent spirited bear wants to show they can stand on their own two feet[/caption]
This insect looks unhappy at being papped[/caption]
Come and get me
This gorilla is just a show off[/caption]
This Sea Otter will not stop tickling his victim[/caption]
Fur god’s sake
Cold war… This penguin is involved in a cover-up[/caption]
Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the shell station[/caption]
What the fox?
These foxes clearly have a rough and tumble relationship[/caption]
A diva believer
This Marmot is having none of it[/caption]
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The competition is a global, online and free to enter photography competition, showcasing seriously funny images of the earth’s most amazing wildlife.
As well as providing some laughs, the competition aims to highlight the extremely important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with the main competition partner — the Born Free Foundation.
Paul Joynson-Hicks said: “Every year we do this competition, it gets more and more exciting seeing how people visualise the funny sides of wildlife in the wild.
“And each year we see a wider variety of species doing funny things, whether it’s a very naughty penguin or dancing lions, a chillin’ chimp or even bee-eaters having a shouting match — they’re hysterical.”
The bottom lion
This lion cub is fighting rear guard action[/caption]
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