The finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 have been revealed, and they’re as hilarious as you would expect.In total, forty finalists have been announced, varying from a shocked elephant seal to a giraffe that’s seemingly eating a plane.
There were more than 3,500 entries for the awards from 86 countries. The winners will be announced on December 14.
The awards were founded by Tanzania-based photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks. They hope that the awards will put a spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts as well as bring some playfulness to wildlife photography.
“Conservation was always at the heart of the competition, along with the fact that people seemed to enjoy images of animals doing entertaining things! But essentially living in a country that has some of the best wildlife in the world – Tanzania – and seeing how destructive human actions can be to this wildlife, made us want to do our little bit to help.”
Here are ten of the funniest finalists featured.