The Finalists Of The 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

21. “I Jump Instead Of Flying” By Tímea Ambrus

The screech-owl chose to jump instead of flying. He was a bit lazy.

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22. “Funny Walk” By Bojan Bencic

The swan was in the middle of a fight with another swan, chasing him around on a frozen lake.

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23. “What Shall I Write Next” By Torie Hilley

Most bear cubs do cub-like things. Like, follow mom around, nurse, and be generally cute. But this cub took it to another level of cuteness. She found an eagle feather and started to play with it for a good 10 minutes! As she danced and rolled with the feather, she held it in her mouth for a moment – as if she was thinking of what to write next! Cuteness overload!

© Torie Hilley/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

24. “Not So Cat-Like Reflexes” By Jennifer Hadley

This 3 month old cub and his sibling were in a tree. The other lionesses were in other trees and on the ground. He wanted to get down and walked all over the branches looking for the right spot and finally just went for it. It was probably his first time in a tree and his descent didn’t go so well. He was just fine though after landing on the ground. He got up and ran off with some other cubs.

© Jennifer Hadley/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

25. “Three Headed (“Kerberos”)” By Paolo Mignosa

F81The three cubs seem to form a ‘Kerberos’, the three –headed dog of Greek mythology.

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26. “Misleading African Viewpoints 2” By Jean Jacques Alcalay

Hippo yawning next to a heron standing on the back of another hippo.

© Jean Jacques Alcalay/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

27. “Barf” By Paul Eijkemans

This picture of a Picasso Triggerfish was taken in Marsa Shagra, Egypt. The fish just vomited the coral residues that it picked up while nibbling on the coral.

© Paul Eijkemans/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

28. “Cute” By Ahmed Alahmed

Monkeys of the city of Abha, where they gather and steal food from people in various ways.

© Ahmed Alahmed/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

29. “Happy Feet” By Thomas Vijayan

This chick has grown old enough to take to the seas and fish for their own food.

© Thomas Vijayan/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

30. “I’m Gonna Strangle You!” By Emmanuel Do Linh San

I was following a group of meerkats on foot in the Kalahari Trails Game Reserve, in South Africa. Most individuals, including adults, were in a playful mood. It gave me a unique opportunity to capture very interesting and dynamic interactions between some members of the group. In the photo that I have selected, there is no aggression between individuals, but rather an interaction that reminds us of humans when one of your friends jokes about you and you pretend to strangle them and, in response, they open their mouth like a simpleton.

© Emmanuel Do Linh San/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022