It certainly hasn’t been an easy year for any of us. With the pandemic just getting worse each day, aren’t all of us scouting all over the internet for something to make us happy and bring about some cheer?
If you are looking for something to uplift your desolate spirits, you are just at the right place!
The finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards for 2020 have been announced. And they are definitely going to bring you a smile, if not a laugh.
Have a look at some of these photos yourself.
Here is a ‘Smiley’ parrotfish off the Canary Islands by Arthur Telle Thiemenn. Doesn’t it seem to be smiling and waving to you merrily?
And here is one captured by Brigitte Alcalay Marcon at the Etosha National Park in Namibia, where one giraffe is photobombing a portrait of another!
Here is one by Christina Holfelder at the Falkland Islands, where one penguin hasn’t had a great night and is terribly hungover!
And here is one captured by Eric Fisher in Alaska, where a brown bear is excited about meeting the photographer and is waving at him!
In this picture by Gail Bisson captured in Florida, the reddish egret looks like it hasn’t been able to get a haircut in months thanks to the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic!
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are held not just to make you laugh aloud but to underscore the importance of efforts to conserve wildlife. These awards have been founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, who are both professional wildlife photographers with a passion for conservation and are held in collaboration with The Born Free Foundation, an organization founded in 1984 to prevent the exploitation of both wild and captive animals.
This year saw a whopping 7,000 entries out of which 44 were selected as finalists. The winners of the awards will be announced on 22 October this year.
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