After reviewing 4,000 entries from 68 different countries, a British photographer has been dubbed the winner of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019.
Sarah Skinner snagged the award for her image of a lion cub trying to grab, well, a pair of balls. Taken in Botswana, the winning photo shows a cub and adult lion playing—although the thought of what might have happened next, is cringe-worthy.
“It certainly warms my heart to know that this image will spread some laughter and happiness around the world,” Skinner said. “I am happy to report that this lioness continues to thrive in the pride, having seen her again in October this year.”
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards was founded by professional photographers and conservationists Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam. It’s a global competition that is free to enter, and showcases funny images of the earth’s most amazing wildlife.
“I can only hope and encourage everyone, as a collective to each do our part in the conservation of all wildlife species so that future generations can enjoy them, in the same way, that I have done during my career as a wildlife photographer,” she said.
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