Do you remember that cat from the ‘cat and the lady’ meme? Well, who doesn’t! The quirky meme explicated that animals can be funny too. Indeed, the facial expression of that cat is inimitable.
Various studies suggest that animals like dogs, monkeys, cats, and others can laugh, just like us humans. Not only can they laugh but they can have a sense of humour too (pet owners must be nodding here).
Animal behaviour is quite difficult to examine but with their unusual expressions and unexpected tantrums, we are pretty certain that a sense of humour does exist in animals.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, 2020 was conducted in early 2020 and now the finalists for this year’s edition have been announced. The final winners will be announced on 22nd October at a virtual awards ceremony.
This award ceremony was founded by professional photographers and enthusiastic conservationists, Paul Joynson Hicks and Tom Sullam.
The Born Free Foundation is the competition partner of the awards. The online photography competition renders us with some extremely funny images from the earth’s most phenomenal wildlife.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards not only aims at providing some bone-tickling and de-stressing pictures of animals in this pandemic but its primary initiative is to convey the message of wildlife conservation through engaging and inspiring competition of clicking the most hilarious pictures of animals.
These Pictures Could Make Your Day
The competition finalized 44 top participants as finalists who are now competing to become the winners. Five of the images, which are among the finalists of this year, were taken in India.
The images include a grinning fish, a photo-bombing giraffe, a fox negotiating with a mouse, a short-tempered sea turtle, a swinging monkey, and happy elephants, among others.
Participants sent the images for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards from around the world, varying from the snow monkeys of Japan to the lions of Kalahari Desert.
Have a look at some of the hilarious images of animals behaving like it’s nobody’s business!
1) Crashing into the picture by Brigitte Alcalay Marcon
Giraffes in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
2) Tough Negotiations, by Ayala Fishaimer
A fox and rodent in Israel.
3) Like mother like daughter, by Jagdeep Rajput
Asian elephants at Jim Corbett National Park.
4) Social distance please, by Petr Sochman
Rose-ringed parakeets in Kaudulla National Park, Srilanka.
5) Socially uninhibited, by Martin Grace
A chacma baboon in Botswana.
6) It’s a mocking bird, by Sally Llyod Jones
A kingfisher in Scotland.
7) Fun for all ages, by Thomas Vijayan
Langurs in Kabini.
8) Seriously would you share some, by Krisztina Scheeff
Atlantic puffins in Scotland.
9) Wait up mommy, look what I got for you, by Kunal Gupta
Elephants at Kaziranga National Park.
10) Terry the turtle flipping the bird, by Mark Fitzpatrick
A turtle in Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia.
11) We all have that friend, by Yarin Klein
Brown bears at Kuril Lake, Russia.
12) So hot, by Wei Ping Peng
A snow monkey in Japan.
13) Almost time to get up, by Charlie Davidson
A raccoon in Newport News, Virginia.
14) The inside joke, by Femke van Willingen
A Eurasian red squirrel in Espelo, the Netherlands.
15) I could puke, by Christina Holfelder
Gentoo penguins in the Falkland Islands.
These pictures are no less than a treat to the eyes especially in this pandemic when we are trying to find happiness in small things!
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