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The internet’s top 10 images from the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

September 21st, 2021

The finalists for the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, and their pictures are so cute that they might just be able to get you through a tough week. 

Founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, the contest began in 2015 and has since grown into a worldwide competition that celebrates wildlife and its funny moments. The competition is held every year, free and open to wildlife photography experts and novices. 

Aside from its mission to bring smiles to people’s faces by capturing cute and funny moments in wildlife, the competition is also meant to show the audience how alike animals and humans can be and how beautiful nature is. Wildlife conservation is the core concept that the competition strives to promote and achieve.

This year the competition has a total of 42 finalists, but here are some of the internet’s top faves:

 

“Time for school” – Smooth-coated otters by Chee Kee Teo

When you sleep through your alarm and your mom drags you out of bed:

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“Don’t worry. Be happy!” – Dragonfly by Axel Bocker

That smile is just so precious. The picture was taken early in the morning, when the dragonfly was on a flower. 

dragonfly

 

“Quarantine Life” – Raccoons by Kevin Biskaborn

When you want to go out but you can’t because quarantine is life:

Kevin Biskaborn raccoons

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“I Guess Summer’s Over” – Common pigeon by John Speirs

When your hair gets in your face after a gust of wind:

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“Did I say you could take my picture?” – Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Patrick Dirlam

An absolute unit.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Patrick Dirlam

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“Mr. Giggles” – Grey seal by Martina Novotna

According to the photographer, Martina Novotna, the seal pup made this expression after yawning, making him look as though he’s giggling.

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“Draw Me Like One of Your French Bears” – Kodiak Brown Bear by Wenona Suydam

Rose who? I don’t know her.

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“Before and After Coffee” – Great Horned Owl by Nat Tan

When the caffeine rush kicks in after chugging down a cup of coffee:

Before and After Coffee Great Horned Owl Nat Tan wildlife photography

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“Majestic and Graceful Bald Eagle?” – Bald Eagle by David Eppley

It is beauty, it is grace, it took a branch to the face!

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards eagle

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“Monday Morning Mood” – Pied Starling by Andrew Mayes

When Monday rolls around again:

Pied Starling bird wildlife photography

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If you want to see the full list of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists, you can check them out here.

 

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