Hilarious Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

by San Eli News

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards highlight the funniest photos of animals taken in the wild. Keen-eyed photographers from around the world capture moments where animals seem to be experiencing very human emotions or dilemmas.

This expert photobomb is a finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
Hilarious Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
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Founders Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks started the contest to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. They hope the pictures encourage people to shop responsibly, be mindful of their water use, and speak out about environmental issues … in addition to making people laugh.

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Surprise smiles, Lake Bogoria, Kenya
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The race, India
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Yevhen Samuchenko/CWPAs 2020

Sun salutation class, Galapagos Islands
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Sue Hollis/CWPAs 2020

So hot, Japan
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Wei Ping Peng/CWPAs 2020

Monkey business, Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia
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Megan Lorenz/CWPAs 2020

Almost time to get up, Newport News, Virginia, US
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Charlie Davidson/CWPAs 2020

I had to stay late at work, Chubut, Argentina
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Luis Burgue/CWPAs 2020

Lamentation! Spitzbergen, Norway
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Jacques Poulard/CWPAs 2020

Having a laugh, Caithness, Scotland
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Ken Crossan/CWPAs 2020

Hide and seek, Devon, England
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Tim Hearn/CWPAs 2020

Smiley, El Hierro, Canary Islands
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Arthur Telle Thiemann/CWPAs 2020

Seriously, would you share some? Scotland
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Krisztina Scheeff/CWPAs 2020

It’s a mocking bird! Near Kirkcudbright, Scotland
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Sally Lloyd-Jones/CWPAs 2020

Social distance, please! Kaudulla national park, Sri Lanka
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Petr Sochman/CWPAs 2020

Wait up Mommy, look what I got for you! Kaziranga, India
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Kunal Gupta/CWPAs 2020

Tough negotiations, Israel
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Ayala Fishaimer/CWPAs 2020

I could puke, Falkland Islands
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Christina Holfelder/CWPAs 2020

Laughing hippo, Masai Mara national reserve, Kenya
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Manoj Shah/CWPAs 2020

O sole mio, Hungary
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Roland Kranitz/CWPAs 2020

Faceplant, Namibia
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Tim Hearn/CWPAs 2020

Two lions appeared to be gabbing away in “Spreading the Wildlife Gossip” by Bernhard Esterer.
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Bernhard Esterer/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

In “Tern Tuning Its Wings,” Danielle D’Ermo spotted a tern looking like it was playing its wing as an instrument.
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The brown bear in Eric Fisher’s photo appeared to be saying “Hi Y’all!”
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Eric Fisher/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

In “Doggo” by Esa Ringbom, a brown bear picked an unsuccessful hiding place.
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Esa Ringbom/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

The Eurasian red squirrel in “The Inside Joke” by Femke van Willigen appeared to find something hilarious.
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Femke van Willigen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Gail Bisson titled this photo of a reddish egret “COVID Hair.”
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Gail Bisson/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Rajput also took this photo of a royal Bengal tiger playing “Peekaboo.”
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A raccoon hanging from a tree became the star of “Just Chillin’” by Jill Neff.
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Jill Neff/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Kay Kotzian spotted some grizzly bear mechanics in “I Think This Tire’s Gonna Be Flat.”
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Kay Kotzian/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

A macaque vogued for the camera in “Macaque Striking a Pose” by Luis Martí.
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Luis Martí/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Marcus Westberg captured a less-than-enthused mountain gorilla in “Boredom.”
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“Terry the Turtle” made an obscene gesture at Mark Fitzpatrick’s camera.
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Mark Fitzpatrick/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

In “Socially Uninhibited,” Martin Grace photographed a chacma baboon scratching its behind.
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Martin Grace/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Max Teo photographed reality hitting a smooth-coated otter in “It’s the Last Day of School Holidays.”
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Max Teo/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

A kestrel appeared to shush its surroundings in Mike Lessel’s “Quiet Please.”
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Mike Lessel/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Nader Alshammari captured an eagle owl chick struggling to leave the ground in “How Can I Fly?”
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Nader Alshammari/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

A lion cup prepared to pounce in “I’ve Got You This Time!” by Olin Rogers.
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Olin Rogers/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Pearl Kasparian titled this photo “No Penguins Under Here!”
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Pearl Kasparian/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Ramesh Letchmanan photographed a triumphant snow monkey in “I Am Champion.”
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Ramesh Letchmanan/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Thomas Vijayan captured langurs having a blast in “Fun For All Ages.”
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Thomas Vijayan/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Vicki Jauron called this photo of a brown pelican “Abracadabra.”
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Vicki Jauron/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Yarin Klein captured a goofy brown bear in “We All Have That Friend.”
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Yarin Klein/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020