Here are some of the hilarious entries from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards in the 2022 contest.
Photographers enter their best wildlife photography—with a humorous twist, of course—for the chance to win prizes like a safari in Kenya. All this is also to benefit wildlife, with the contest pairing with a different conservation non-profit each year.
“Photo bomb” by Anne Lindner
Animal: European Ground Squirrel
Location of shot: Vienna, Austria
“Let me tell you a joke” by Fija Mills
Location of shot: Dunes Noord-Holland, Netherlands
“Monkey Reading Newspaper” by Hrithik Singh
Location of shot: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
“The Proposal” by Greg Harvey
Animal: Alaskan Brown Bear
Location of shot: Lake Clark National Park
Brother you can’t play hide and seek, you’re spotted!
NYC, United States
“gotcha!” by Hunpin Teoh
Animal: Blue-striped fangblenny
Location of shot: Weh Island, Acheh, Indonesia
“Snow yoga” by Shayne McGuire
Animal: Red Fox
Location of shot: Yellowstone
Fox jumped for a vole, and aced the landing, but go stuck straight up for a few seconds.
“A quick pick” by Rick Beldegreen
Animal: Mountain gorilla, mom & baby
Location of shot: Rwanda
“The Ministry of Silly Walks” by Nicolas Reusens
Animal: Steller sea eagle
Location of shot: Hokkaido, Japan
The Original Angry Bird” by Jennifer Beck
Animal: Least Bittern
Location of shot: Cuyahoga Valley National Park
I had to wait quite a while for this least bittern to emerge, but when it struck this pose it was all worth it.