Hilarious wildlife: Entries from the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Animals do not only awe and inspire us, they also make us laugh. From drunken-eyed owls to a three-headed giraffe, these pictures are among the funniest wildlife entries submitted to the first Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The competition has attracted 1,502 entries from wildlife snappers based in 52 countries worldwide, and now 45 have made the cut. Chief judge Paul Joynson-Hicks launched the quirky challenge because of his love of the lighter side of the animal kingdom. The theme of the competition is, “seeing the funny side of majestic creatures we love to photograph and protect.”

Photos below showcase animals captured in unflattering and amusing poses, so take a look and have a laugh!

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