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Wildlife Doing Funny Things? Get A Glimpse Of The Winners Of 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (Video)

First Posted: Nov 14, 2016 04:50 AM EST
Conservationist Bindi Irwin visits Disney's Animal Kingdom
The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards aim to raise awareness on wildlife conservation besides making you laugh your heart out. (Image for representation only.)
(Photo : Matt Stroshane/Disney Parks/Getty Images)

The winners of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards show the funny side of animals. Indeed, they would make you laugh.

Mail Online reports that the judges have chosen the winners from among the more than 2,200 entries around the world. These winning photos have revealed the funniest moments of these animals spotted on camera.

The aim of this award body is not only to expose wildlife doing funny things but also to disseminate animal conservation to the public. The winners were proclaimed at a ceremony in the Underdog Gallery in London on Nov. 9. They were awarded trophies in five categories.

The founder of the awards is Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE, a professional wildlife photographer in Tanzania. He partnered with the Born Free Foundation, which is a U.K.-based organization and gives 10 percent of its merchandise sales to the foundation.

Joynson-Hicks told ABC that he noticed that whenever he held an exhibition, members of the public would spend a lot of time looking at his funnier pictures. "I was thinking about some way of helping send a conservation message, and though why not an award?" He then founded the awards and received about 2,200 entries from 75 countries.

Most of the winners have been from amateur photographers. Joynson-Hicks said that the winner this year is a doctor. He further said that some phenomenally dedicated photographers out there, most of whom are not full-time professional photographers. On the other hand, they provide equally impressive results.

The awards gain affirmative results wherein these raise awareness on conservation of animals as well as making people laugh. Joynson-Hicks said that they have received so many congratulatory e-mails, telling them how they have brightened people's days.

Watch the video below and certainly, you will laugh your heart out. 

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