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Choosing the funniest wildlife photo of 2020

I suggest a little distraction from the already familiar"Plague everyday life" and look at our smaller brothers, or rather their most ridiculous photos. Each year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards highlights the funniest animal photos taken in the wild. Talented photographers from around the world manage to capture moments when animals seem to experience very human emotions and find themselves in sensitive and piquant situations. The competition has been held for the sixth year, is free and aims to raise awareness of wildlife conservation. I note that both professional and amateur photographers can take part in the competition. Well, are you ready to look at the funniest photos of zebras, roe deer, bears and other, no less wild animals?

This owl clearly had a difficult night. Definitely this photo is my favorite!


  • 1 Funny animals and nature conservation
  • 2 Most Funny Wildlife Photos 2020
    • 2.1 Dancing in the sand
    • 2.2 Serious conversation
    • 2.3 A smile from ear to ear, even though the stitches are sewn
    • 2.4 Pink Flamingo - a child of sunset
    • 2.5 Seals and the greatest mysteries of the universe

Funny animals and nature conservation

So, let's start by accepting applications forall until June 30, so if you quarantine away from the noisy and dusty cities with millionaires - go for it! People from all over the world send a huge number of photos of lions, owls, hippos and other animals, which they managed to capture in comic and sometimes compromising situations. When the photographer is in the right place at the right time, he manages to photograph the emotional faces, poses and deeds of our smaller brothers.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards,founded by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sallam, works in partnership with the Born Free Foundation, an international non-governmental organization specializing in the protection of wildlife.

Six years ago, Sallam and Joyson-Hicks createda competition to raise awareness among a wide range of people about wildlife conservation. They hope that the photos will encourage people to shop responsibly, not to forget about the economical use of water and generally take care of the environment. Let me remind you that in 2019 the International Group of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC) at the UN published several reports on the state of wildlife, oceans and the Earth’s climate. Unfortunately, most scientists are pessimistic about the future, and about the reasons that led them to come to this conclusion, read our material.

This otter looks like it’s saying: “It’s not my fault, he himself came”

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The funniest wildlife pictures 2020

As the creators of the Comedy Wildlife contest explainThe Photography Awards to Forbes, in addition to raising the awareness of the people of our planet about the need to care for the environment, a competition exists to recognize the greatness of photography as art and, more importantly, the greatness of photography, which captures a wild animal doing something so funny that makes us literally die laughing. Take part in the competition by clicking on the link.

But what will the winner get? I’m sure you will like it: the photographer, whose picture will be called the funniest, will go on a safari to Masai Maru in Kenya, and will also get Nikon cameras, software and a camera bag to carry it all away. Among the judges are television presenter Kate Humble and comedian Hugh Dennis, as well as a number of wildlife photography experts.

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Dancing in the sand

This guy knows how to have fun

You just look at him! A brown bear on Lake Clark, Alaska, fell into the lens of photographer Janet Miles. I note that brown bears are one of the largest predators on the planet. Today, the brown bear habitat in Russia occupies almost the entire forest zone, with the exception of its southern regions. Nevertheless, the number of these amazing animals is inexorably decreasing.

Serious talk

Apparently, the photographer managed to capture an important conversation between two Estonian roes

Two roe deers in the lens of a photographer named AlvinTarmis in Estonia seems to be keen on talking to each other. By the way, roe deer have been living in this country for about 10,000 years! As of 2008, at least 63,000 of these animals lived in Estonia. Researchers note that roe deer are not inclined to change their habitat, and the breeding season begins in the second half of July and in the first half of August.

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Smile from ear to ear

Neigh like horses and don't even feel shy

Awesome picture! And if not for the snapshot of the owl after a stormy night, I would call it the best. This funny shot was captured by a photographer named Tanvir Ali, who saw laughing zebras in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. By the way, did you know that a zebra, unlike a horse, cannot be tamed? Although isolated cases still occur.

Pink flamingo - a child of sunset

Pink flamingos here once danced!

Photographer Tommy Mies who noticed thisflamingos walking along Magadi Lake, Serengeti in Tanzania. And while you are looking at the photo, I dare to assume that you have long wanted to know why flamingos are standing on one leg. In fact, the secret is simple - it’s so convenient for them. Leaning on one leg, birds make much less effort than if they relied on two. Thus, standing on one leg, these amazing creatures do not use absolutely no muscles in their body. Study published in the Royal Society Journal of Biology Letters

Seal and the greatest mysteries of the universe

What do you think so embarrassed this seal?

I don’t know what you are thinking about looking at this guy, buthe is clearly seriously puzzled by something. It is possible that a photographer named Joham Siggesson, who came quite close to the seal, caused a great surprise to the animal. Seals are predatory mammals that live in all the seas adjacent to the Arctic Ocean. It is noteworthy that two subspecies of these amazing animals are in the Red Book.

Well, what photograph do you think isworthy of the first place? Share your answer in the comments to this article and do not forget to subscribe to our news channel on Telegram to always be up to date with the latest discoveries from the world of popular science!