PICS: Tortoise gets a 'piggy-back ride' - and more hilarious wildlife photography snaps

2019-09-17 14:45 - Marisa Crous
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Held annually, The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards showcases animals in their natural habitat, being silly. Selecting 40 hilarious pictures taken by wildlife photographers, the competition celebrates nature's funny side. 

But the contest is not all just about the laughs. It was set-up to show the light-hearted side of wildlife, yes, but also to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. Founders Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks are very passionate about conservation and use this competition to feed into the protection of wildlife and habitats. 

Here are just a few candid snaps that show nature's comedic side: 

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Nature splits.

A rhino in a tutu...

Free ride!

What you say?

I forgot to bring my loofah!

My bottom teeth are better than yours...

Mmmm the intoxicating smell... achoo!

More smiles!

Phone-less nature selfie.

Okay, this is how I see winter playing out...

Casual bum bites.

Chasing shadows. 

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