We rarely get to witness playful and amusing scenes of wildlife, but various photography contests have always brought those delightful glimpses of the animal kingdom into view. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has once again set out to find the funniest animal images of 2021.
The competition is free to enter and photographers can submit up to 10 photographers across six categories including land, air, portfolio, underwater and video. It offers appealing prizes that include a once-in-a-lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara in Jenya, a subscription to Affinity Photo, a camera bag from ThinkTank, and the prestigious honor of winning the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021.
Now in its seventh year, the contest is accepting entries until June 30. The organizers of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 have released some of the early entries from this year and they are a hoot!
It’s a fun day at the beach! While humans are afraid of mingling amid the coronavirus, these penguins are enjoying their time at the beach – surfing and sun-bathing.
Image: Tom Svensson
The photograph thinks that this young lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is mocking at his photography skills.
Image: Giovanni Querzani
Not sure if this little hippo is shouting in its mother’s ear or just laughing out loud, but this is absolutely adorable.
Image: Rohin Bakshi
When a Bald Eagle attacks this prairie dog, the prey jumped toward the eagle and started it long enough to find an escape.
Image: Arthur Trevino
To be honest, this is a weird hunting position, but this Yellow Bittern is trying to stand his ground apparently between two stalks of the lotus flower.
Image: KT Wong
Captured at Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean, this boxfish is pouting at the camera. Probably didn’t like to be photographed or just posing.
Image: Philipp Stahr
While photographing a group of Pied starlings perched in a tree at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa, the photographer saw this grumpy Gus.
Image: Andrew Mayes
Although they seem to be dancing perhaps, these Western Grey Kangaroos are fighting each other.
Image: Lea Scaddan
These raccoons are being quarantined, but they are curious to witness what’s going on with the outside world.
Image: Kevin Biskaborn
A young springbok with long ears and spindly legs is captured midair while pronking as the sun started to rise over the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Image: Lucy Beveridge
The expression of astonishment on this fish when it has been trapped in the beak of a kingfisher is truly amazing. A wonderful shot!
Image: Txema Garcia Laseca