Winners of the Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photography Awards have been announced picture: PA

Pets in pictures: Edinburgh cat Basil among winners of comedy pet photography competition

A photo of Basil, a cat from Edinburgh, has won an award in a world-wide photography competition celebrating pets.

The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photography Awards, which received more than 2,000 entries from 81 different countries, has just released the winners of the different categories in the competition – and they don’t disappoint.

With witty captions and hilarious poses, the collection of winning photographs is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Here are some of the finalists and winners of the different categories in the competition.

An image of a goofy looking guard dog has been crowned the overall winner of the international contest.

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