Spreading happiness and laughter in our lives is something we all deserve. And the good news is, you don’t have to search far and wide to uplift your spirits. Just take a closer look at your beloved pets, and you’ll discover the countless shenanigans they get up to and the hilarious moments they create! However, capturing these priceless moments requires a combination of camera skills, immense patience, and a sprinkle of good fortune.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Comedy Pet Photography Awards is ready to brighten up your screens. This year, they have unveiled their shortlist of 25 finalists for 2023, and we’re thrilled to present you with these captivating photos that will compete for the top honors.
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#1 A life changing event by Michel Zoghzoghi
Alex is the shy one. Max is the playful one. Together they form a lethally cute duo. I had more fun taking photos of these two than during my most adventurous wildlife photography trips.
#2 Porsz Barking by Chris Porsz
In March 2019 I was sat in the Union Sq New York dog run when I spotted a lady with a pink bag on her hand ( to keep her hand clean) throwing a ball to her dog which was sat down facing her. The dog then launched itself and flipped in mid air to face me and snap! As you can see the lady with her hand on her head was as surprised as me and I think she is saying phew! I have searched in vain via the NY media to find the owner so that I can send her a copy. No joy so I am hoping this Pet Comedy competition can help me find the mystery woman and her leaping dog. You never know!
#3 The big Boss by Kenichi Morinaga
Big Boss is the Boss around here.He is gentle and kindness just big.
#4 Kylians sleep by Katia Pillonel
Kylian could not sleep in another bed. Maybe he dreamt of jungle…
#5 When digging a hole gets serious by Sophie Boynton
Shadow was digging holes as normal at the beach, when all of a sudden he was showing off his new technique! Luckily the camera was at the ready for this crazy position!
#6 Victory by Kazutoshi Ono
Perfect landing pose, right?
#7 The three Greys by Klaus Peter Selzer
Karin and her two dogs. Don’t they all look almost the same? …
#8 Albert Einstein by Masayoshi Yamamoto
He sticked out his tongue at me as famous Einstein’s photo.
#9 The 498th round of Hide and Seek was getting a bit old by Kim Horstmanshof
Misty the spaniel desperately wanted to play with Nala, the dignified older lady of the menagerie. She wasn’t that keen, fortunately Misty was pretty terrible at hide and seek
#10 Football free kick by Kenichi Morinaga
The pressure of football and waiting for free kick.
#11 So this is the source of happiness by Corinna Mooser
That explains so much (Don’t worry, it’s just regular hemp for industry)
#12 The first outdoor walk by Darya Zelentsova
Tiny happy ferret Boudicca (only 2,5 month old!) enjoys her first outdoor walk.
#13 Oscar by Lana Polyakova
Yes, his name is Oscar. He is an Afghan greyhound and is very pleased with himself
#14 Bidule as goalkeeper by Felix Larcher
We ware playing with our cat named Bidule, with a ballpaper !
#15 Keep your eye on the ball by Gill Woodcock
#16 Pop up by Kazutoshi Ono
He seems to pop out of the autumn leaves, doesn’t he?
#17 Ball Play Silhouette by Christine Johnson
Bobby reaching for the ball against a beautiful sunset. We were taking photos of Bobby as the sun was quickly setting and disappearing behind the hill. I was changing the setting on my camera, to keep the detail on a black dog against a nice sky and soon realised, just go with the simple option and shoot him as a silhouette.
#18 Zorro reborn by Karl Goldhamer
The avenger of the poor is back, but this time as a dog and not on a horse, but in a car! The obligatory black mask is a must, of course.
#19 A lovely couple by Lana Polyakova
I couldn’t get past this couple!
#20 Little Daisy and her big future by Darya Zelentsova
Two sisters from different litters: self-confident Crystal and cute baby Daisy
#21 Is it a seal or a dog by Monyque Macedo Dos Santos
There’s a hiding place under the sofa where Louis (the dog) likes to hide, that day I took his tennis ball from “his place”, he got angry and put his head out through the hole barking asking for his ball back, that’s when he turned into this angry seal, and I decided to register the moment.
#22 Edgars Dandelion by Jonathan Casey
Beautiful Edgar’s favourite food are the leaves and flowers of dandelions. Here she is seen taking her time to savour the flavour.
#23 Who are you by Udo krauss
Our cat Lilly played with a mouse, we saved the mouse and our dog Amy was fascinated by the mouse
#24 My face when my crush says Hi by Kerstin Leichtenmüller
We tried to get a dreamy autumn photo of Milo – instead of lying a bit on his side he rolled around like crazy. His family loves this shot because it shows his personality better than any other picture
#25 Flying Poodle by John Young
This is Barney our toy poodle, caught mid-flight whilst running.