The Finalists Of The 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

31. “Monkey Wellness Centre” By Federica Vinci

Walking near a cambodian temple where groups of wild monkeys lived, I came across this scene: a wild monkey in total relax, while its friend was taking care of it.

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32. “Lisper Squirrel” By Lee Zhengxing

We encountered this little squirrel when climbed mountain in June. When noticed our approaching, instead of escaping right away, he just kept standing on the edge of cliff and overlooked into the distance, then turned around to staring at us as if we had interrupted his meditation. We left him with some biscuits for inconvenience and I took a photo of him telling thanks, just found that he was a lisper.

© Lee Zhengxing/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

33. “Can I Borrow Honey From You Until Tomorrow?” By Valtteri Mulkahainen

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34. “You Can’t See Me, Can You?” By Lukas Zeman

A little owl hides in the chimney of a collapsed house in Bulgaria.

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35. “Your Picnic’s Mine!” By Lincoln Macgregor

When this Southern Cassowary sat confidently down on a picnic blanket, it scared all of the picnickers away and start eating up the fish and chips that were laid out before it. I captured this photo just as this cassowary swallowed some food, lending the bird a cheeky and mischievously satisfied look! Cassowaries, touted as the ‘most dangerous bird in the world’, roam the beachfront of Etty Bay on most afternoons, raiding picnics and frightening many unaware tourists. Armed with dagger-like claws and often being territorial and aggressive towards intruders, cassowaries command respect and most people keep a safe distance from them. I spent several days photographing and documenting their behaviour at Etty Bay, where these wild birds regularly come into contact with humans and have become comfortable approaching people. Picnickers in this area often inadvertently attract these birds with food, however human food can have a negative effect on their health. Cassowaries are well known for being important seed dispersers in their rainforest ecosystems, and when their diet strays from natural seeds and fruits, their important seed dispersal role diminishes.

© Lincoln Macgregor/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

36. “Buck-A-Roo!” By Vince Burton

A zebra does a great impression of the 80’s children’s game Buck-a-roo. It also looks like its been fart-powered.

© Vince Burton/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

37. “I Cu Boy!” By Arshdeep Singh

Few hundred miles away we went to explore wildlife of a small town named ‘Bikaner’. It was after almost a year I travelled because of covid. We hired a guide to explore places around. During last day of our trip we came across a pipe in a city where we spotted an owlet. I have earlier clicked owls in a pipe before so I was sure that I wasn’t mistake. We waited for a short while and it didn’t take a long time and one of the spotted owlet came out of the pipe. It was really funny when he came out and looked at me straight, before going inside he closed one of his eyes and felt like he wanted to say I CU boy ! and I immediately snapped a picture when he gave this pose.

© Arshdeep Singh/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

38. “Comedian” By Ahmed Alahmed

She calls her children, and the picture shows that she is laughing at those in front of her.

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39. “Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour, T-Rex?” By Alex Cooper

Two black-headed gulls squabbling over territory during the breeding season, at RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk.

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40. “Tombstoning Guillemot” By Corinne Kozok

The Guillemots were arriving with fish for their young and seemed to just dive into the middle of the horde of young ones.

© Corinne Kozok/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022