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.
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.