Hyderabad: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards has yet again come with some unusually hilarious pictures. This year, the competition has published 42 images shortlisted for its 2021 competition.
The competition was founded in 2015 by professional photographers – Paul Joynson, Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam – to focus on the lighter side of wildlife photography and help promote wildlife conservation through humour.
In addition, the competition also supports wildlife conservation directly, and this year, it will be helping Save Wild Orangutans by donating 10 per cent of its total net revenue to the charity. The initiative safeguards wild Orangutans in and around Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo.
Now, these funniest entries from Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2021 finalists will surely make you laugh. Have a look:
The Green Stylist
Caption: An Indian chameleon looks sternly at the camera in the Western Ghats.
Photographed by: Gurumoorthy K, India
A golden silk monkey in Yunnan China expresses aggression – seems to be painful considering the position that the monkey is in.
Photographer: Ken Jensen
Dancing Away to Glory
A young langur sways its body that gives an impression that it is dancing.
Photographer: Sarosh Lodhi, India
Don’t worry. Be happy!
A dragonfly looks into the camera and appears to be smiling.
Photographer: Axel Bocker, Germany
The Baboon who feels like a tenor
A Hamadryas baboon started to yawn in this photo taken in Saudi Arabia.
Photographer: Clemence Guinard, France
Vine snakes, commonly seen in the Western Ghats of India, show aggression by opening their mouths wide open. However, this photograph of such an incident gives an impression of the snake laughing.
Photographer: Aditya Kshirsagar, India
Monday Morning Mood
Monday mornings are usually tough, not only for us humans but also this pied starling, captured on camera in South Africa.
Photographer: Andrew Mayes, South Africa
The seal seems to be resting on the surface while giggling at something with a hand on its nose.
Photograph: Martina Novotna
Two Gentoo penguins having a discussion while one guides the other pointing in a direction. This picture was taken at the Falkland Islands.
Photographer: Carol Taylor, UK
Monkey riding a giraffe
The monkey, which was playing around, jumped on the giraffe’s back for a ride.
Photographer: Dirk-Jan Steehouwer, Netherlands
For more such hilarious pictures of the wild, log on to: https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/finalists/2021_finalists.php