Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

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A lion cub goes for his dad's privatesImage source, Sarah Skinner/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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"Grab life by the..." We imagine there was nothing funny about the aftermath of this photo

Frightened fish, shy bears, sarcastic owls and birds that were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

These are the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists - but we imagine there wasn't much to laugh about for the subject of the winning image, above.

It was taken by Sarah Skinner in Botswana, and shows a lion club "playing"...

The young lioness "continues to thrive in the pride", according to Sarah, who also wanted to "encourage everyone, as a collective" to do their best to help conserve wildlife "so that future generations can enjoy them in the same way I have during my career".

Have a look below at some of the finalists.

Image source, Anthony N Petrovich/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards
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'He's... behind me, isn't he?' Where's Finding Nemo's Bruce when you need him?
Image source, Alastair Marsh/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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"Waltz Gone Wrong?" These foxes wouldn't win any awards for their dancing
Image source, Kevin Sawford/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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"Hello, and good day to you"
Image source, Harry M. Walker/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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"Oh My." Ever seen an otter do 'the scream'?
Image source, TilakRaJ'NagaRaJ/Comedy Wildlife Photography Award
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"Follow at your own risk." Finally, justice for anyone who's ever fallen victim to bird droppings
Image source, Vicki Jauron/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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"Holly jolly snowy" - why is this owl mocking us?
Image source, Thomas D Mangelsen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards
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"Laid back" - this chimp knows how to relax
Image source, Valtteri Mulkahainen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards
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"One, two, three - I'm going to find you." Not when your opponent is hidden THAT well
Image source, Donna Bourdon/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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"Hi!" Bye

A version of this article showing the finalists was originally published in September.

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