23 of the Funniest Finalists within the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Picture Awards


The Comedy Wildlife Picture Awards has introduced the finalists for its 2021 contest, which honors the funniest wildlife pictures captured over the previous 12 months.

Launched in 2015 by a pair {of professional} photographers who wished to advertise wildlife conservation by way of humor, the Comedy Wildlife Picture Awards obtained over 7,000 entries from around the globe this 12 months, and 42 of these submissions have been chosen as finalists. 10% of the online income from this 12 months’s awards shall be donated to the charity Save Wild Orangutans.

“We had been overwhelmed with the quantity and high quality of entries we obtained this 12 months, with effectively over 7,000 pictures submitted from each nook of the globe,” co-founder Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE says. “It was a tremendous turnout, particularly given the affect of the pandemic.

“The large variety of pictures we obtain yearly illustrates the urge for food there’s to interact with conservation and reminds us that wildlife actually is unimaginable and hilarious and, we should do all we are able to to guard it.”

The General and Class winners shall be unveiled on October twenty second, and the winner will obtain a one-week Kenyan safari in addition to a home made trophy.

Listed here are 23 of the finalists from this 12 months’s contest in your amusement:

“Chinese language whispers” by Jan Piecha. Kassel, Germany. “The little raccoon cups are telling secrets and techniques to one another.” © Jan Piecha / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Laughing Snake” by Aditya Kshirsagar. India. “Vine snakes are very generally seen snakes in western ghats of India. When approached they present aggression by opening their mouth extensive open. Nothing to scare of this stunning innocent Vine snake. I used to be comfortable to search out it and smiling and It appears like he was smiling again at me.” © Aditya Kshirsagar / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Monday Morning Temper” by Andrew Mayes. Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa. “I took this shot whereas photographing a bunch of Pied starlings perched in a tree on the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa. It completely sums up my temper on most Monday mornings.” © Andrew Mayes / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Shhhh! I’m so hungover it hurts.” by Anita Ross. San Bernardino county, California. “Burrowing owl kids are so amusing to observe. This burrowing owl caught my eye as a result of he appeared like he a hangover.” © Anita Ross / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Ninja Prairie Canine!” by Arthur Trevino. Hygiene, Colorado. “When this Bald Eagle missed on its try and seize this prairie canine, the prairie canine jumped in the direction of the eagle and startled it lengthy sufficient to flee to a close-by burrow. An actual David vs Goliath story!” © Arthur Trevino / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Time for college” by Chee Kee Teo. Singapore. “A smooth-coated otter “bit” its child otter to convey it again back and forth for swimming lesson.” © Chee Kee Teo / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“See who jumps excessive” by Chu Han Lin. Tainan, Taiwan. “See who can soar excessive, you could lose me.” © Chu Han Lin / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“The Baboon who seems like a tenor” by Clemence Guinard. Saudi Arabia. “Resting with its pack, down a highway within the Saudi Arabian mountains, this Hamadryas baboon began to yawn. However the swish place of its paws, its fluffy cape, its eyes wanting prefer it put some make-up. In entrance of the digicam, this Baboon was on stage, able to please its public and to begin its tenor’s solo.” © Clemence Guinard / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Majestic and Sleek Bald Eagle” by David Eppley. South West Florida, USA. “Bald Eagles will use the identical nest for years, even many years, including new materials to it firstly and all through the nesting season. Usually, they’re extremely expert at snapping branches off of timber whereas in flight. Probably drained from working nonstop all morning on a brand new nest, this specific Bald Eagle wasn’t displaying its finest type. Sure, generally they miss. Though this appears painful, and it would very effectively be, the eagle recovers with only a few sweeping wing strokes, and selected to relaxation a bit earlier than making one other lumber run.” © David Eppley / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Shaking Off 2020” by Daybreak Wilson. Louisiana, USA. “I used to be photographing brown pelicans on a wet day in southern Louisiana in early 2021, nonetheless within the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Because the pelicans awoke, they’d shake the water off their our bodies earlier than heading out to fish. This specific one virtually appeared to be shrugging his shoulders, as if to say, ‘I do not know what 2021 shall be like.’” © Daybreak Wilson / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Monkey using a giraffe” by Dirk-Jan Steehouwer. Murchison Falls NP, Uganda. “Throughout a sport drive, we discovered a bunch of monkeys enjoying round with one another, leaping up and down from a naked department. It was a pleasure to observe. After some time, I noticed a giraffe coming from the precise. By the second the giraffe did go the department, one of many monkeys was on his publish to experience the giraffe.” © Dirk-Jan Steehouwer / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“The Comedy wildlife” by Gurumoorthy Gurumoorthy. Western Ghats, India. “Indian chameleon this picture seize in Western Ghats Tamilnadu (Indian) used digicam Nikon D5300 70-300mm lens.” © Gurumoorthy Gurumoorthy / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Treehugger” by Jakub Hodan. Borneo. “This Proboscis monkey might be simply scratching its nostril on the tough bark, or it might be kissing it. Timber play a giant function within the lives of monkeys. Who’re we to evaluate…” © Jakub Hodan / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“I Guess Summer season’s Over” by John Speirs. Oban Argyll. “I used to be taking pics of pigeons in flight when this leaf landed on birds face.” © John Speirs / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Ouch!” by Ken Jensen. Yunnan, China. “A golden silk monkey in Yunnan China – that is really a present of aggression nonetheless within the place that the monkey is in it appears fairly painful!” © Ken Jensen / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Simply Checking” by Larry Petterborg. South Luangwa nationwide Park, Zambia, Africa. “A male Vervet Monkey was hanging round a bridge over the Luangwa River in South Luangwa Nationwide Park in search of some motion (handouts from passersby).” © Larry Petterborg / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Opera warm-ups” by Lea Scaddan. Perth, Australia. “The kangaroo appeared like he was singing ‘the hills are alive, with the sound of music’ within the subject.” © Lea Scaddan / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Mr. Giggles” by Martina Novotna. Ravenscar. “Gray seal pup seems to be guffawing. I beloved the expression captured. It appears so human-like. I used to be mendacity on a rocky seashore for hours, as motionlessly as doable, patiently ready for seal life to unfold round me. This seal pup got here onto the shore for a little bit of relaxation and ended up sleeping on its chosen rock for hours earlier than the incoming tide pressured it to maneuver extra inland. Sometimes, it might stretch and yawn and it was one of many yawns that led to this expression, wanting as if the seal was guffawing.” © Martina Novotna / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Welcome to Nature!” by Mattias Hammar. Gothenburg, Sweden. “A purple damselfly welcomes us into the world of macro nature. It was so wonderful to see it climb up the straw, and pause on the intersection to say hello!” © Mattias Hammar / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Peek-a-boo” by Pal Marchhart. Hargita Mountains, Romania. “A younger bear descending from a tree appears like he/she is enjoying conceal and search.” © Pal Marchhart / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“I received you!” by Kranitz Roland. Hungary. “I spent my days in my common “gopher place” and but once more, these humorous little animals haven’t belied their true nature.” © Kranitz Roland / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Dancing Away to Glory” by Sarosh Lodhi. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India. “A younger langur sways its physique to present an impression that its dancing.” © Sarosh Lodhi / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.
“Smoked Deer for Dinner” by Siddhant Agrawal. Jim Corbett Nationwide Park India. “I’ve been following the household of a tigress known as Paaro in India’s Jim Corbett Nationwide Park for a few years. That is her daughter who has stood on her hind limbs to have the ability to scratch her face with a log. However, it seems as if she is carrying the go surfing her shoulders.” © Identify / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021. © Siddhant Agrawal / Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021.

You’ll find the entire record of 42 finalists in addition to vote for the “Individuals’s Alternative” winner on the competition’s web site. You can too discover a number of the funniest pictures from earlier years right here.


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