Front runners revealed in funniest images and videos competition

Front runners revealed in funniest images and videos competition
 ©Mark-Koster_Watch-out-For-That-Tree/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

By Jill Dando News

With just under ONE MONTH to go before the competition closes for entries, just for a bit of fun, Comedy Wildlife today publishes a selection of its top entries from 2024 to date, including a three headed giraffe and a rather cool sloth.

 ©Harry-collins_Slow-Hands/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

Now in its 10th year, the Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards has already received hundreds of entries from around the world –catching some of wildlife’s funniest moments on camera.

This year, the competition organisers are releasing some of the shots that have already had them guffawing like gorillas, to inspire both professional and amateur photographers to enter their own images before the closing date of July 31st. 

 ©ANTON-PRETORIUS_Not-a-good-idea/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards was co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam. The duo wanted to create a competition that focused on the lighter side of wildlife photography and would help promote the conservation of wildlife and habitats through humour. 

 ©John-Mullineux_Three-heads-are-better-than-one/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

Each year the competition supports a sustainable conservation organisation and once again Comedy Wildlife are delighted to be working with Whitley Fund for Nature(WFN) a UK charity that supports conservation leaders working in their home countries across the Global South.

 ©Alexander-Fine_Holding-on-for-a-ride/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

Over 30 years it has channelled £20 million to more than 200 conservationists in 90 countries and we are really chuffed to be able to shine a spotlight on the amazing work they do and hope you will join us in supporting them.

 ©thomas-van-puymbroeck_pick-me-pick-meeeeee/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

Stefan Maier, Nikon Europe Senior General Manager Marketing says:

“It’s a pleasure to be working with the Comedy Wildlife team -fantastic partners who share our commitment to generating vital awareness of conservation through the power of photography. With only one month to go to enter the NikonComedy Wildlife Awards, we’ve loved seeing all the hilarious entries so far, and look forward to receiving more entertaining wildlife shots over the next month”.

 ©Deena-Sveinsson_Threes-A-Crowd/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

As usual, the competition is open to the public and still free to enter with some jaw-dropping prizes to be won –with the top shot winning a once in a lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, with the wonderful Alex Walker’s Serian and a handmade trophy from The Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Other prizes include a Z30 Nikon for the Junior Category winner, Z8 Nikon kit and a brand new Ipadloaded the latest Affinity Photoediting software for the Young Photographer winner.All category winners will receive a fabulouscamera bag, courtesy of our sponsor ThinkTANK.

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 ©Wendy-Kaveney_Did-You-Hear-the-One-About-The?/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

And we are delighted to announce that this year to celebrate a decade of Comedy Wildlife mayhem and to put the cherry on the top of a wonderful partnership with Nikon, there will be a fabulous and glorious exhibition for one week (and one week only) from 10 -16 December of all the 2024 Award Finalists at the Gallery@Oxo, London, where the Winners will also be announced.

 ©Ingo-Hamann_Laughing-out-loud/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

This is an amazing chance to see them all up close-for free-and experience the wonders of wildlife by some unbelievably talented photographers. Everyone is welcome! 

 ©Tilan-Weerasinghe_Peak-A-Boo/ Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards

Competition Categories include:

Alex Walker’s Serian Mammals Category

Spectrum Photo Birds Category

ThinkTANK Reptiles and Amphibians Category

Fish and Other Aquatic Species

Insects Category

Nikon Young Photographer (up to 25yrs.)

Nikon Junior Category (up to 16 yrs.)

Amazing Internet Portfolio Category

Video Category

Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award (after Finalists announced)

Photos supplied by Nikon Comedy Awards

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