This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced

Sarah Skinner won Overall Winner for her hysterical 'Grab life by the...' photo of a lion cub about to pounce on an unsuspecting target.

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
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It's that time of the year when the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards declare their yearly winners, and we couldn't be more pleased — not to mention in stitches — with the winning images.

These remarkably candid images of animals in the wild bring the meaning of perfect timing to an entirely new level. From dramatic facial expressions to endearing reactions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

This year, Sarah Skinner brought home the prize of overall winner for her superbly timed photograph of a lion cub about to pounce on some rather prized possessions.

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What are the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards?

Even though the awards are widely known for their fun and silly photos, there's more to them than meets the eye. 

Jointly created by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the co-founders started the competition to raise awareness about the extremely important issue of wildlife conservation. Their hope is that the images stir people to shop responsibly, to use water sparingly, and to generally be more aware of environmental issues around the world. 

What better way to do this than by bringing people together over some light-hearted, and not to mention stunning, images of our nature's incredible wildlife?

This year's competition encompassed 4,000 entries from 68 different countries. These were whittled down to 40 finalists, from which a panel of judges selected the final hilarious 19 winning images.

Without further ado, your 2019 winners are as follows:

1. Highly Commended: 'To be or not yo be' by Txema Garcia Laseca

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Txema Garcia Laseca/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

2. Highly Commended: 'Warning: territory marking. Follow at your own risk' by Tilakraj Nagaraj

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Tilakraj Nagaraj/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

3. Highly Commended: 'Laid Back' by Thomas Mangelsen

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Thomas Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

4. Highly Commended: 'Chest Bump' by Thomas Mangelsen

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Thomas Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

5. Highly Commended: 'Space Man' by Roie Galitz

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Roie Galitz/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

6. Highly Commended: 'Deer - What Deer?' by Mike Rowe

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Mike Rowe/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

7. Highly Commended: 'Dancing...yeah!' by Martina Gebert

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Martina Gebert/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

8. Highly Commended: 'Squirrel Wishes' by Geert Weggen

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Geert Weggen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

9. Highly Commended: 'Inconspicuous' by Eric Keller

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Eric Keller/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

10. Highly Commended: 'Surfing...South Atlantic Style' by Elmar Weiss

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Elmar Weiss/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

11. Highly Commended: 'Who would like a peanut?' by Corey Seeman

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Corey Seeman/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

12. Highly Commended: 'Waltz gone wrong' by Alastair Marsh

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Alastair Marsh/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

13. Affinity Photo People's Choice Award: 'Oh My' by Harry Walker

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Harry Walker/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

14. Amazing Internet Portfolio Award: 'First Comes Love... Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 1: Bringing Flowers)

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Elaine Kruer/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

15. Amazing Internet Portfolio Award: 'First Comes Love... Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 2: Joyful Dancing)

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Elaine Kruer/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

16. Amazing Internet Portfolio Award: 'First Comes Love... Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 3: First Kiss)

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Elaine Kruer/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

17. Amazing Internet Portfolio Award: 'First Comes Love... Then Comes Marriage' by Elaine Kruer (Part 4: The Wedding Ceremony)

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Elaine Kruer/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

18. Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air Award: 'Family disagreement' by Vlado Pirsa

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Vlado Pirsa/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

19. Overall Winner and Alex Walker's Serian Creatures on the Land Award: 'Grab life by the...' by Sarah Skinner

This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Announced
Source: Sarah Skinner/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019
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