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This year's finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards do not disappoint.  Some of these photos immediately make you laugh out loud and others kind of creep up on you, but these 40 photos are comedic in the best of ways - they are real. I don't know how the judges did it, but the 40 finalists were chosen from more than 3500 entries from 86 countries. If you are not a lover of wildlife already, you will become one when you see these beautiful creatures in their natural environments captured off-guard in their most honest moments.

 

1.  George Cathcart, WTF

 

WTF by George Cathcart

 

Founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, the aim of the awards is to put a spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts while simultaneously injecting some humor into the world of wildlife photography.  You are sure to find humor and, perhaps, these photos will stir your humanity at the same time.

Here are the remaining 39 finalists, in no particular order except to keep me honest.

 

2.  Andrea Zampatti, The Laughing Dormouse

 

ndrea Zampatti, The laughing dormouse

 

3. Melissa Nolan, Bear Necessities

Melissa Nolan, Bear necessities

 

 

4.  Arkaprava Ghosh, Let Me Clear My Vision

 

Arkaprava Ghosh, Let Me Clear My Vision

 

5. Linda Oliver, Sending A Clear Message

 

Linda Oliver, Sending A Clear Message

 

6. Aster Leung, Which Way?

 

Aster Leung, Which Way?

 

7. Barb D'Arpino, Mom Mom Mom Mom

 

Barb D'Arpino, Mom Mom Mom Mom

 

8. Daniel Trim, Mudskippers Got Talent

 

Daniel Trim, Mudskippers Got Talent

 

9. Douglas Croft, Must Have Three-Putted

 

Douglas Croft, Must Have Three-Putted

 

10.  Eugene Kitsios, Smile

 

Eugene Kitsios, Smile

 

11. Carl Henry, All Dressed Up And Ready For Church

 

Carl Henry, All Dressed Up And Ready For Church

 

 

12. Gil Merritt, Lord Of The Jungle

 

Gil Merritt, Lord Of The Jungle

 

13.  Daisy Gilardini, Hitching A Ride

 

Daisy Gilardini, Hitching A Ride

 

14. Jasmine Vink, Chameleon Dance

 

Jasmine Vink, Chameleon Dance

 

 

15.  Brian Valente, Laughing Seal

 

Brian Valente, Laughing Seal

 

 

16. Graeme Guy, Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks

 

Graeme Guy, Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks

 

 

17.  Bence Mate, Caught In The Act

 

Bence Mate, Caught In The Act

 

 

18. Troy Mayne, Slap

 

Troy Mayne, Slap

 

19.  Christopher Martin, Disco Dancer

 

Christopher Martin, Disco Dancer

 

 

20.  Tibor Kercz, Help

 

Tibor Kercz, Help

 

21. Esa Ringbom, Tease

 

Esa Ringbom, Tease

 

22.  Tanakit Suwanyangyaun, Say Cheese

 

Tanakit Suwanyangyaun, Say Cheese

 

23.  Melissa Usrey, Burrowing Owlet Embarrassed By Kissing Behind Him

 

 

Melissa Usrey, Burrowing Owlet

 

24.  Monique Jöris, Headless Penguins

 

Monique Joris, Headless Penguins

 

25.  Paulette Struckman, Gnus Flash

 

Paulette Struckman, Gnus Flash

 

 

26.  Oliver Colle, Eh What's Up Doc?

 

Oliver Colle, Eh What's Up Doc?

 

 

27.  Katy Laveck Foster, Monkey Escape

 

Katy Laveck Foster, Monkey Escape

 

28.  Hannele Kaihola, Knockout

 

Hannele Kaihola, Knockout

 

 

29. Johnny Kaapa, Superhero

 

Johnny Kaapa, Superhero

 

30.  John Sheridan, Cuddling Cubs

 

John Sheridan, Cuddling Cubs

 

 

31.  Jean Jaque Alcalay, Animal Encounters

 

 

Jean Jaque Alcalay, Animal Encounters

(The angle of the camera makes this look like the moose is standing on the backs of his buddies; but the moose is actually standing on a mound.)

 

 

32.  John Threlfall, Duck Speed

 

John Threlfall, Duck Speed

 

 

33.  Tin Stehr, Wild About Laughing

 

Tin Stehr, Wild About Laughing

 

 

34.  Budkov Denis, Do Not Worry

 

Budkov Denis, Do Not Worry

 

35.  Nadav Bagim, Hide And Seek

 

Nadav Bagim, Hide And Seek

 

 

36. Roie Galitz, Three Tanors

 

Roie Galitz, Three Tanors

 

 

37. Penny Palmer, Cheering Sea Otter

 

Penny Palmer, Cheering Sea Otter

 

 

38.  Miquel Angel Artus Illana, Military Regiment

 

Miquel Angel Artus Illana, Military Regiment

 

 

39.  Andrey Giljov, Kung Fu Training, Austrailian Style

 

Andrey Giljov, Kung Fu Training, Austrailian Style

 

 

40.  Josef Friedhuber, Grimace

 

Josef Friedhuber, Grimace

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these incredible photos, the subjects only as brilliant as the photographers. And the titles were pretty good too!

 

Also read:

And The Winners Are... 13 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

10 Really Funny And Memorable Photos From The 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

5 Funniest Pet Photos: Comedy Pet Photography Awards For 2017

 

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