It's hard not to giggle looking through this year's collection of selected photographs for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019. This contest is not just about humorous wildlife photography. It was founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, and it was started not only to make people laugh but to draw people's attention to how to be better conservationists.

The winner of this year's competition has not been announced yet but here are my three favourites:

© Geert Weggen (Sweden)/2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
© Thomas Mangelsen (USA)
© Marion Vollborn (Germany)

In the word of one of the founders founder, Paul Joynson-Hicks: