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Some wild nature photos show the animals in all their mighty and majestic beauty. This is the case for most of the shots taking part in photo-journalism competitions. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards focus instead on the moments of animal life with the most curious and funny aspects: shots that portray natural life in its most ironic, funny … normal and non-celebratory shades. The winner for 2015, chosen from over 1500 candidates, is the Austrian Julian Rad, with this shot of a hamster with cheeks full of provisions immortalized in mid-air, while trying to make an athletic leap.

The essential rule of the competition is that all the shots must be performed in nature and must portray free animals. Banned photos of captive specimens residing in zoos or other "fences". Also because there wouldn't be much to laugh about.

The dance of the sifaka in Madagascar. A cross between "Saturday Night Fever" and a yoga session. This curious lemur-like rocking and bouncing gait of a lemur is actually a way of not losing balance when the animal comes down from the trees, and ventures on land. The front legs are used as barbells, so as not to fall. The most beautiful pictures of lemurs

"What do you have to look at? I was almost there!": After all, you can't expect a mountain gorilla, when needed, to use a tissue … Dita in the nose: a habit common to many records

The (too) acrobatic leap of a cheetah.

Many species of birds (such as eyeshadows, splinters, cattle egrets) use the back of the hippopotamus - rich in mud and small insects, as a food reserve and a place to park. But in this case the tenants seem to have exaggerated: the mammal seems to say the least stressed!

This bird that spreads its wings reminded the British photographer Charlie Davidson, author of the shot, of an airplane in landing gear, with the carriage lowered and the flaps lowered.

Neighbors is fine, but maybe that's a little too much. The overcrowded den of a family of owls.

"I was sure to remember it … but where on earth did I hide those acorns"?

The right reward for an unwanted shot.

Horned and temporarily blinded. The most bulky animal horns

More tender, than comic: the embrace between two primates.

The mountain air makes the spirit lighter.

A cross between a squirrel and a superhero.

Overlapping games: first …

… and second series.

A curious (and voracious) squirrel not at all intimidated by the presence of the photographer.

It can happen to everyone to wake up with a hair that is difficult to tame.

An example of an American moose with an amused expression.

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