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In Pictures: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

An owl dangling precariously from a branch has scooped the overall prize of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

Out of the 3,500 entries, Tibor Kercz won the overall prize with his series of images showing an owl losing its footing and trying to claw its way back on to a branch.

Other entrants included a yawning dormouse, a photobombing sea turtle and a rather shocked seal.

Take a look at all the winning photos from the competition.

An owl falling off a perch Image copyright Tibor Kercz
Image caption Tibor Kercz's photo of an undignified owl was the overall winner
Mouse smiling whilst sitting on a flower Image copyright Andrea Zampatti
Image caption Andrea Zampatti won the Land category with a photograph of a dormouse
A turtle slapping a fish in the face with its fin Image copyright Troy Mayne
Image caption Troy Mayne won Under The Sea category with a photobombing sea turtle
Birds flying Image copyright John Threlfall
Image caption John Threlfall won the In The Air category with a bird and an ominous vapour trail

'Highly Commended' photos

A baby polar bear holding on to it's mothers fur Image copyright Daisy Gilardini
Image caption Daisy Gilardini photographed a polar bear clinging on to its mother
A beaver on its back stretching its paws Image copyright Penny Palmer
Image caption Penny Palmer caught a sea otter reaching for the sky
Three penguins looking at a church in the mountains Image copyright Carl Henry
Image caption Carl Henry's was highly commended for his photo entitled All Dressed And Ready For Church
A hare with grass in its mouth Image copyright Olivier Colle
Image caption Olivier Colle spotted a hare munching on grass
Two monkeys on a bike Image copyright Katy Laveck-Foster
Image caption Katy Laveck-Foster snapped two cheeky monkeys
Wildebeest appears to stand on top of other wildebeests. Image copyright Jean-Jacques Alcalay
Image caption Jean-Jacques Alcalay captured the moment it looked as though a wildebeest was riding on the back of its companions
Seal looking shocked at another seal Image copyright George Cathcart
Image caption George Cathcart was highly commended for his photo entitled WTF
A fox defecating in a golf course hole Image copyright Douglas Croft
Image caption Douglas Croft caught a fox getting a hole in one on a golf course
Mudskippers Image copyright Daniel Trim
Image caption Daniel Trim snapped two mudskippers appearing to be in mid-song

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are releasing a book, which helps support the Born Free Foundation charity.

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