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The Finalists For This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Are Great

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their winners and they're just as hilarious as you'd expect.

The Finalists For This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Are Great

Over 3500 entries from across the globe battled it out to be named the winner of five categories - On The Land, Under The Sea, Portfolio, Juniors and the overall winner.

 

Credit: Tibor Kercz / Barcroft Images
Credit: Tibor Kercz / Barcroft Images

Troy Mayne won the Under The Sea category for his hilarious photo of a fish being slapped by a grumpy sea turtle's fin.

John Threlfall took home the In The Air prize for his photograph of four birds soaring across a pretty blue sky, while one seems to be farting out a stream of cloud.

And Jodie Ramackers was awarded the Junior prize for her snap of a rhino using a mound of dirt to - errm - relieve a private itch.

Credit: Jodie Ramackers / Barcroft Images
Credit: Jodie Ramackers / Barcroft Images

 

The On The Land prize went to Andrea Zampatti for his photo of a euphoric tiny dormouse at the top of a flower, which pretty bloody adorable, to be fair.

Each category winner was awarded a camera bag from THINK TANK, as well as a certificate to mount on their walls and show off to just about everyone they know.

But, of course, it's the overall winner we want to know. And that winner was Tibor Kercz.

His brilliant photo series featured an image of an owl losing its footing on a branch, then desperately trying to claw his way back on to join his friends.

As overall winner, Kercz takes home the whopper of a prize; he'll be heading on a safari to Kenya, courtesy of Alex Walker's Serian and flown over from the UK by Kenya Airways - nice.

Credit:Troy Mayne/Barcroft
Credit:Troy Mayne/Barcroft

Kercz will also take home an amazing trophy which has been handmade by disabled men and women in Tanzania by the Wonder Workshop, a bag from THINK TANK and, of course, he'll go down in history with his title of Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.

Many photos made it on to the highly commended list - which in itself, to be picked out of 3,500 photographers, is an amazing feat not to be ignore, so big applause to you all.

Featured Image Credit: Barcroft