Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded the Comedy Wildlife Photographic Awards in 2015 as a global photography competition. It was founded to use positive and happy visuals to promote the conservation of wildlife and their environments.
This year is no different.
A monkey with “blue balls,” chatting raccoons, a melancholy bird, a smiling snake, and many other creatures are among the winners and finalists of the 2021 competition, which were recently unveiled.
01. Leaning post
In Russia, a young cub decides to use his patient mother as a leaning post.
02. Just checking
Vervet Monkey in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park inspects passers-by’s situation.
03. Laughing Snake
In western India, a vine snake shows anger by extending its jaws wide. Their grin is as harmless as they are.
04. Angry Bird
For nearly 15 minutes, the photographer observed this Ruby-crowned Kinglet as it hopped from one branch to the next in rapid succession. “I suppose it realized I was following it because it suddenly came to a halt and gazed at me for almost three seconds!”
©Patrick Dirlam – comedywildlifephoto.com
05. Dinner with Smoked Deer
This adolescent female tiger in India’s Jim Corbett National Park stood on her hind limbs to scratch her face with a plank of wood, although not carrying it on her shoulders as it seems.
06. Summer has come to an end, I guess.
Autumn has arrived in London for this pigeon.
In Lee Valley Park, a young man sticks his head out for the camera.
©Charlie Page – comedywildlifephoto.com
08. Mood on Monday Morning
At the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa, a grumpy pied starling is one of a group perched in a tree.
09. I got you
‘I got you,’ by Roland Kranitz, portrays two gophers in a playful toss-up, a magnificent display of their athleticism.
10. The illusion of a ride
At Murchison Falls in Uganda, a monkey appears to be riding a giraffe.
11. Warm-ups for the opera
“In the field, the kangaroo appeared to be singing ‘The hills are alive, with the sound of music,'” Scaddan wrote.
12. See who can jump the highest.
Chu Han Lin’s painting ‘See who jumps high’ depicts the energetic leap of a mudskipper fish in Taiwan.
13. Don’t be concerned. Have fun!
“A dragonfly on a flower looks into my camera early in the morning and appears to be laughing.”
14. Bald Eagle, Majestic and Graceful
This Bald Eagle, usually adept at breaking branches off trees while in flight, wasn’t in top form, maybe due to exhaustion from working nonstop all morning on a new nest.
15. Yes, I did it
When you achieve your objectives, this is the expression you make.
16. The Photo-Bombing Phenomenon
A polar bear youngster photobombs a poignant moment between its mother and a sister in northern Alaska.
Is there anything else we can say about this image?
18. Let’s dance
Two Kamchatka bear cubs square up for a joyous play fight after successfully navigating a raging torrent
(little stream! ).
The raccoon pups are whispering secrets to one another.
20. How can you open that dangling window?
A raccoon from France attempting to gain in. Don’t you think it’s a little cliched?