Some of the silliest animals on the planet, captured by you

The latest edition of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards is once again open for entries, celebrating the light side of the natural world.

It’s not every day that you see a kangaroo playing air guitar and we can’t help but wondering what song it’s listening to. This image, titled Air Guitar Roo and taken by Jason Moore, was last year’s winner of the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Awards.

Is it a very small killer whale? No, it’s a penguin looking over its shoulder. Headless by Francis Glassup

The competition, now sponsored by Nikon, is open again for entries for its 2024 edition. It’s a very special year, as it’s the 10th anniversary of when founders Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam decided to create a competition ‘that made people smile and focused on the lighter side of life, as well as promoting the conservation of wildlife and their habitats through a humorous and positive message’.

The competition is open to the public and free to enter, with some immense prizes to be won — the top prize will win a safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Categories include mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects and there is a young photographer and junior photographer prize too. Have a look below for some of last year’s amazing entries and if you think you can beat them, head over to

This is the face I make when people wear backpacks on the Underground. Seriously by Anna Wiazowska.

Why fly when you can walk, I guess. A Tough Guy by Alvin Tarkmees.

Is it an angel? Uhhh, no. Sea Flyin by Michael Rigney.

When your eyes are bigger than your stomach. Sleepy by Tímea Ambrus.

No Mr Otter, I will not be your valentine. I Just Think You’re Otter This World by Emeline Robert Pottorff.

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