PICS: Grab life by the... See the adorable winner of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

2019-11-14 16:45
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We're always taught to grab life by the... well, you know, but you rarely find such a perfect visual for that famous saying.

This year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards' winner was announced on Wednesday - Sarah Skinner - for her lucky shot of a lion cub about to grab the testicles of an adult male lion.

One can only imagine what the reaction in the second after the photo was taken would have been on part of the big lion.

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The photo also won the Creatures of the Land Category. Skinner's prize include a beautiful hand made trophy from Tanzania, a THINK TANK camera bag and an amazing one-week safari with Alex Walker's Serian in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.

"We have to say a huge congratulations to all the entrants that took part this year, the quality of photography was fantastic and the comedic antics of the wild animals was particularly rib-tickling," said the competition organisers in a statement.

If you got some hilarious shots gathering dust on your computer, entries for 2020's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards will open on 1 February - a month earlier than usual - and it's still free to enter. So if you're spending your keDezemba in the bush this festive season, make sure to exercise that trigger finger. 

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Check out more category winners and highly commended pics below, see the full list here.

Creatures in the Air Award

Family disagreement by Vlado-Pirsa 

Creatures under the Water and People's Choice Awards

Oh My! by Harry Walker

Portfolio Award

First Comes Love... then comes Marriage by Elaine Kruer

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Highly Commended

Warning! Territory Marking, follow at your own risk by Tilakra Nagaraj

Squirrel Wishes by Geert Weggen


Laid Back by Tom Mangelsen

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Waltz gone wrong by Alastair Marsh

Dancing... yeah! by Martina Gebert


Surfing... South Atlantic Style! by Elmar Weiss

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