Humans are funny and all but animals are clearly funnier. One thing is for certain, whenever I hang out with animals I constantly laugh at all of the funny and odd things they do.
Animals are so funny in fact there’s a new contest for wildlife photographers called the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. This is the first year the contest was held and photographers from 52 countries submitted the funniest photos of wild animals captured on their cameras. Judges then looked through 1,502 entries and announced 45 finalists.
Wildlife photographer and founder of the competition Paul Joynson-Hicks said, “I can’t believe the incredible amount of entries we have achieved in our first year and from so many different countries, its very exciting indeed.”
According to the official rules all submissions had to be taken of wild animals, no zoo animals or domesticated pets, but that didn’t make judging the photos too much easier. Joynson-Hicks said, “Judging was incredibly hard as we had a lot of hilarious images to try and whittle down to the final 45. I think people have really enjoyed this competition, something a little bit different. It definitely exceeds our expectations for our inaugural year.”
The final stage of judging takes place later this month, and the winners will be revealed on November 11. There are some pretty sweet prizes at stake, including photographic safaris in southern Tanzania and Nikon cameras.
Get a good laugh looking at some of the top finalist photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
This adorable white sifaka in Madagascar is either getting down to “Saturday Night Fever” or enjoying a meditative yoga flow.
Photo Credit: Alison Buttigieg
Bird The Barber
Photo Credit: Barrie Walsh
Hippo Going Bonkers Over Birds
Photo Credit: Marc Mol
Exxxxcellent– These Two Are Clearly Plotting World Domination
Photo Credit: Aaron Karnovsky
Crowded House– It’s Time To Upgrade To A Bigger Tree
Photo Credit: Graham McGeorge
Evil Knievels– Where Are The Keys, They’ve Got To Be Here Somewhere
Photo Credit: Simon Slater
Picking A Winner
Photo Credit: Oli Dreike
Photo Credit: Yuzuru Masuda
I Thought I Told You We Are Done Stealing Cars
Photo Credit: Christina Alexander
Leggy Models Always Fighting Over Camera Time
Photo Credit: Janet Miles
Belly Laughs For Days
Photo Credit: Julie Hunt
Photo Credit: John Brown
Kung Pow Squirrel
Photo Credit: Julian Rad
Even Birds Have Bad Hair Days
Photo Credit: Michael Erwin
Photo Credit: Renata Ewald
I’m Camouflaged… Right?
Photo Credit: William Richardson
Rebel Of The Forest
Photo Credit: Gil Gofer