The 22 funniest photos from the winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2021
The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards has announced the finalists of its 2021 contest, which celebrates the funniest wildlife photos taken over the past year.
Launched in 2015 by a couple of professional photographers who wanted to promote wildlife conservation through humor, the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards this year received more than 7,000 entries from around the world, and 42 of them were selected as finalists. 10% of the net profit from this year's awards will be donated to the charity Save Wild Orangutans.
The winners in the overall standings and categories will be announced on October 22, and the main winner will receive a week-long Kenyan safari, as well as a handmade trophy.
Here are the 23 finalists of this year's competition for your entertainment:
"Chinese Whisper" by Jan Piekha. Kassel, Germany.
"The Laughing Snake" by Aditya Kshirsagar. India.
"The Mood of Monday Morning" by Andrew Mays. Ritvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa.
"Shhh! I have a terrible hangover." Anita Ross. San Bernardino County, California.
"Prairie Dog Ninja!" by Arthur Trevino. Hygiene, Colorado.
"Time for School" by Chi Ki Teo. Singapore.
"Look at how high I jump" by Chu Han Lin. Tainan, Taiwan. © Chu Han Lin.
"The Baboon Who Feels like a Tenor" by Clemens Guinard. Saudi Arabia.
"The majestic and graceful Bald Eagle" by David Eppley. Southwest Florida, USA.
"Getting Rid of 2020" by Don Wilson. Louisiana, USA.
"Monkey riding a giraffe" by Dirk-Jan Stihover. Murchison Falls, North Carolina, Uganda.
"Comedy Wildlife" by Gurumurti Gurumurti. Western Ghats, India.
"The Tree Hunter" by Yakub Khodan. Borneo.
"I think summer is Over" by John Spears. Oban Argyll.
"Just checking out" by Larry Petterborg. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, Africa.
"Warm-up at the Opera" by Lea Scaddan. Perth, Australia.
"Mr. Giggles" by Martina Novotna. Ravenscar.
"Welcome to nature!" by Matthias Hammar. Gothenburg, Sweden.
"Peeping" by Pal Marchhart. Hargita Mountains, Romania.
"I've got you!" by Roland Kranitz. Hungary.
"Dancing to Glory" by Sarosh Lodhi. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India.
"Smoked deer for dinner" by Siddhanta Agrawal. Jim Corbett National Park, India.
You can find the full list of 42 finalists, as well as vote for the winner of the "People's Choice" on the contest website. You can also find here some of the funniest photos of the past years.
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