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Comedy Wildlife Photography Finalists Announced And We Can’t Stop Laughing

by : Emily Brown on : 10 Sep 2020 18:04
Comedy Wildlife Photo Finalists Announced And We Can't Stop LaughingComedy Wildlife Photo Finalists Announced And We Can't Stop LaughingComedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

We can always rely on animals to make us smile, but none do it better than the finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. 

These awards exist because nature is not just beautiful, it can also be hilarious. Spotted a stunning flock of birds flying in perfect synchrony? Well, standing on a nearby picnic bench is a seagull that ate an entire sausage in one go.

How about some majestic lions captured against a roaring sunset? Look the other way and there’s another big cat sniffing its bum. These moments could easily go unseen and unappreciated, but the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards aim to make sure that they’re not lost forever.

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Last year’s winners included a shocked-looking otter, a very angry bird and a young lion cub making a plaything out of another big cat’s balls, which I have to admit, seem hard to top.

Still, while the rest of us spent most of the year confined to our homes, animals in the wild have been getting up to some pretty amusing things, and as a result the 2020 awards have rustled up some incredible scenes.

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A total of 44 pictures have made it to the finals for this year’s competition, which offers awards in six different categories: The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category; The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category; The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category; The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category; The Underwater Category; and The Video Clip Category.

While I could easily dissect every one of the 44 images that have made it into the final, I’ll keep things brief. Check out some of the brilliant images below.

I know birds don’t have fingernails, but if they did, this is what it would look like if they broke one and refused to go anywhere until it was filed back to perfection:

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This group of penguins look very familiar, probably because they resemble friends heading out for breakfast after a night of drinking, except one of them isn’t dealing with the hangover so well. We’ve all been there, buddy:

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Having a bad hair day? Don’t worry, this polar bear can relate:

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‘No, I don’t need your help, I can reach it perfectly fine!’

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When the portion size says ‘serves two’, but you know there’s no way you’re sharing:

Bird steals all the fish from its friendBird steals all the fish from its friendComedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
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I don’t think turtles would understand the phrase, ‘That’s turtley awesome!’, but if they did, this would be their response:

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This one is pretty self-explanatory… let’s leave them to it:

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We all need to take a bit of time for ourselves every now and again, don’t we?

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The look of two children who hear their mum coming home and realise they forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer:

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They say you should back away slowly if you see a bear, but I’m pretty sure this one just wants to be friends. Probably best not to hang around to find out, though:

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Pretty much every human has a selfie like this in their camera roll, so it’s only fair that giraffes should get one, too:

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I think we can all agree that all of the animals that made it to the final would be worthy winners, but we’ll have to wait until October 22 to find out which ones will make it all the way!

You can check out the rest of the finalists on the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards website.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Animals, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Funny, Nature, Now, Photography, wildlife

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