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.
Brigitte Alcalay Marcon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
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.
Surprise smiles, Lake Bogoria, Kenya
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The race, India
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Sun salutation class, Galapagos Islands
Sue Hollis/CWPAs 2020
So hot, Japan
Wei Ping Peng/CWPAs 2020
Monkey business, Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia
Megan Lorenz/CWPAs 2020
Almost time to get up, Newport News, Virginia, US
Charlie Davidson/CWPAs 2020
I had to stay late at work, Chubut, Argentina
Luis Burgue/CWPAs 2020
Lamentation! Spitzbergen, Norway
Jacques Poulard/CWPAs 2020
Having a laugh, Caithness, Scotland
Ken Crossan/CWPAs 2020
Hide and seek, Devon, England
Tim Hearn/CWPAs 2020
Smiley, El Hierro, Canary Islands
Arthur Telle Thiemann/CWPAs 2020
Seriously, would you share some? Scotland
Krisztina Scheeff/CWPAs 2020
It’s a mocking bird! Near Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Sally Lloyd-Jones/CWPAs 2020
Social distance, please! Kaudulla national park, Sri Lanka
Petr Sochman/CWPAs 2020
Wait up Mommy, look what I got for you! Kaziranga, India
Kunal Gupta/CWPAs 2020
Tough negotiations, Israel
Ayala Fishaimer/CWPAs 2020
I could puke, Falkland Islands
Christina Holfelder/CWPAs 2020
Laughing hippo, Masai Mara national reserve, Kenya
Manoj Shah/CWPAs 2020
O sole mio, Hungary
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Tim Hearn/CWPAs 2020
Two lions appeared to be gabbing away in “Spreading the Wildlife Gossip” by Bernhard Esterer.
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.
Daniele D’Ermo/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
The brown bear in Eric Fisher’s photo appeared to be saying “Hi Y’all!”
Eric Fisher/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
In “Doggo” by Esa Ringbom, a brown bear picked an unsuccessful hiding place.
Esa Ringbom/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
The Eurasian red squirrel in “The Inside Joke” by Femke van Willigen appeared to find something hilarious.
Femke van Willigen/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Gail Bisson titled this photo of a reddish egret “COVID Hair.”
Gail Bisson/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Rajput also took this photo of a royal Bengal tiger playing “Peekaboo.”
Jagdeep Rajput/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
A raccoon hanging from a tree became the star of “Just Chillin’” by Jill Neff.
Jill Neff/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Kay Kotzian spotted some grizzly bear mechanics in “I Think This Tire’s Gonna Be Flat.”
Kay Kotzian/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
A macaque vogued for the camera in “Macaque Striking a Pose” by Luis Martí.
Luis Martí/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Marcus Westberg captured a less-than-enthused mountain gorilla in “Boredom.”
Marcus Westberg/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
“Terry the Turtle” made an obscene gesture at Mark Fitzpatrick’s camera.
Mark Fitzpatrick/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
In “Socially Uninhibited,” Martin Grace photographed a chacma baboon scratching its behind.
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.”
Max Teo/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
A kestrel appeared to shush its surroundings in Mike Lessel’s “Quiet Please.”
Mike Lessel/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Nader Alshammari captured an eagle owl chick struggling to leave the ground in “How Can I Fly?”
Nader Alshammari/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
A lion cup prepared to pounce in “I’ve Got You This Time!” by Olin Rogers.
Olin Rogers/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Pearl Kasparian titled this photo “No Penguins Under Here!”
Pearl Kasparian/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Ramesh Letchmanan photographed a triumphant snow monkey in “I Am Champion.”
Ramesh Letchmanan/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Thomas Vijayan captured langurs having a blast in “Fun For All Ages.”
Thomas Vijayan/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Vicki Jauron called this photo of a brown pelican “Abracadabra.”
Vicki Jauron/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Yarin Klein captured a goofy brown bear in “We All Have That Friend.”
Yarin Klein/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020