30 shortlisted images were selected for the annual Comedy Pet Photo Awards, narrowed down from hundreds of entries submitted from nearly 70 countries. The competition was started by Paul Joyson-Hicks and Tom Sullam – two professional photographers who wanted to highlight the vital role pets play in our lives.
Comedy Pets donates £35,000 to animal welfare charities, what amounts to £10,000 each to 3 separate charities that care for and re-home abandoned animals: Dean Farm Trust, London Inner City Kitties and Wild at Heart Foundation. The overall winner of this year’s competition will receive £5000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
All finalist photos can be viewed on the competition’s website.