The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back for 2021 to show that all animals have a funny bone.
Now in its seventh year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has already received thousands of entries from around the world, catching some of wildlife’s funniest moments on camera.
This year, the competition organisers are releasing some of the shots that have already had them howling like hyenas, to inspire both professional and amateur photographers to enter their own images before June 30, 2021.
We bring you some of our favourites.
A young lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, who apparently is laughing at the photographer’s skills. Photograph: Giovanni Querzani/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Monday Morning Mood
The photographer took this shot while photographing a group of Pied starlings perched in a tree at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa. Photograph: Andrew Mayes/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Bald Eagle gets a Surprise
When this Bald Eagle missed on its attempt to grab this prairie dog, the prairie dog jumped towards the eagle and startled it long enough to escape to a nearby burrow. A real David vs Goliath story. Photograph: Arthur Trevino/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Some curious eastern raccoon kits and their mother are taking a look outside at the world all at the same time, and the tree seems to be getting a touch cramped. Photograph: Kevin Biskaborn/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
A Yellow Bittern is trying very hard to get into a comfortable hunting position between 2 stalks of lotus flowers. Photograph: KT Wong/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Two Western Grey Kangaroos were fighting and one missed kicking him in the stomach. Photograph: Lea Scaddan/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Sweet Lips are for Kissing
This boxfish seems to be getting pretty amorous towards the cameraman in this picture. Photograph: Philipp Stahr/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
The baby hippo is craving his mother’s attention, but it seems he is not getting it. Photograph: Rohin Bakshi/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
These penguins are having a great time surfing on the waves in the Falkland Islands, UK. Photograph: Tom Svensson/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Houston, We have had a Problem
This fish is astonished to be caught by a fisher bird. Photograph: Txema Garcia Laseca/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Yay, it's Friday
A young springbok, all ears and spindly legs, caught in midair while pronking as the sun started to rise over the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. Photograph: Lucy Beveridge/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021