The 2023 Comedy Pet Photography awards


Photograph: Chris Porsz/Comedy Pets

Theguardian_ Shortlisted entries for the 2023 Comedy Pet Photography awards. The competition was created by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam to celebrate the positive and vital role that pets have in our lives and to encourage engagement around animal welfare.


Photograph: Lana Polyakova/Comedy Pets

Free kick

Photograph: Kenichi Morinaga/Comedy Pets

Is it a seal or a dog?

Photograph: Monyque Macedo Dos Santo/Comedy Pets

Albert Einstein

Photograph: Masayoshi Yamamoto/Comedy Pets

Three greys

Photograph: Comedy Pets

The big boss

Photograph: Kenichi Morinaga/Comedy Pets

When digging gets serious

Photograph: Sophie Boynton/Comedy Pets

A life-changing experience

Photograph: Michel Zoghzoghi/Comedy Pets

So this is the source of happiness

Photograph: Corinne Mooser/Comedy Pets

Pop up

Photograph: Kazutoshi Ono/Comedy Pets

A lovely couple

Photograph: Lana Polyakova/Comedy Pets