A hamster on the run, a deer caught in a bush, a gorilla picking its nose—images of these awkward moments might be outtakes in another photography contest, but at the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, they are pure gold. The awards, which took place in 2015, aim to encourage awareness around wildlife conservation through goofy photos of our planet’s gorgeous inhabitants. These are the best of the entries.
Fabiola Monteiro was formerly a member of National Geographic Traveller India's digital team. Since then, her words have featured in The Hindu, Mint Lounge, Roads & Kingdoms, The Goya Journal, and Condé Nast Traveller India. She tweets as @thefabmonteiro and is on Instagram @fabiolamonteiro.