In Pictures: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

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A shocked squirrel has scooped the overall prize in this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

Out of thousands of entries from around the world, Mary McGowan, from Tampa, Florida, won the overall prize with her photo titled Caught in the Act.

Other entrants included an exasperated bear, a smiley shark and a rhino appearing to wear a tutu.

Here is a selection of some of the hilarious winners and highly commended entries.

Winning photos

Image source, Mary McGowan/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Mary McGowan's photo of a shocked squirrel was the overall winner, as well as taking the People's Choice and Creatures of the Land awards
Image source, Shane Keena/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Shane Keena won the Creatures of the Air prize with this photo of an owl apparently playing peek-a-boo
Image source, Tanya Houppermans/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Smile for the camera! Tanya Houpperman won the Under the Sea category with this photo of a grinning blue shark
Image source, Arshdeep Singh/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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This surprised owl in Kapurthala, India, won Arshdeep Singh the Junior Award
Image source, Valtteri Mulkahain/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Valtteri Mulkahainen won the Amazing Internet Portfolio category with a series of pictures of a family of brown bears in Finland

'Highly Commended' photos

Image source, Kallol Mukherjee/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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A rhino appears to wear a peacock-feather tutu in Kallol Mukherjee's highly commended photo, taken in Gorumara National Park, India
Image source, Danielle D'Ermo/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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This exasperated bear was snapped by Danielle D'Ermo in Alaska
Image source, Roie Galitz/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Roie Galitz spotted this budding photographer in Svalbard
Image source, Geert Weggen/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Geert Weggen photographed this red squirrel doing the splits in Sweden
Image source, Barney Koszalka/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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A moose blows a raspberry in Barney Koszalka's photo, taken in Wyoming, US
Image source, Sergey Savvi/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Two lizards appear to do the tango in Wilpattu, Sri Lanka, in Sergev Savvi's picture
Image source, Sergey Savvi/CWPA/Barcroft Images
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Sergey Savvi also snapped these two dusky leaf monkeys in a highly dramatic fight in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand

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