The Funniest Finalists For Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018


Arguably, nothing is as funny as animals pretending to be human – your dog talking to you or your cat smiling at you. Then, there is the human tendency to anthropomorphize the behavior of animals, which can produce really hilarious moments to be captured by lucky, on-the-spot photographers.

Birds having a martial dispute. Dancing deer. A polar bear photographer. All are among the comic scenes that made it to the list of 41 finalists selected among thousands submitted this year to the Comedy Wildlife Photographer Awards 2018. The winners will be announced on November 15. Here: A lion and lioness together. (Photo by Maureen Toft/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

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A moose communicates with its tongue. (Photo by Barney Koszalka/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


Two komodo dragons appear to dance. (Photo by Sergey Savvi/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A grizzly bear buries its head in the snow. (Photo by Patty Bauchman/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A sifaka lemur. (Photo by Jakob Strecker/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


Penguins steer clear of an elephant seal. (Photo by Jackie Downey/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


An alarmed squirrel. (Photo by Mary McGowan/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A rhinoceros in a tutu is in fact standing in front of a peacock. (Photo by Kallol Mukherjee/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A group of black skimmer birds stand in formation. (Photo by Ke Qiang Ruan/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


Two deer fighting. (Photo by Bartek Olszewski/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


An owl yawns. (Photo by Danielle D’Ermo/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A seal laughs at your life choices. (Photo by Amy Kennedy/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A polar bear tries to remain patient while teaching its pal some basic dance moves. (Photo by Luca Venturi/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A pair of lions making some, um, interesting facial expressions. (Photo by Muriel Vekemans/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A rabbit just cannot deal anymore. (Photo by Dan Friend/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A bear despairs. (Photo by Danielle D’Ermo/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A little chick lets out a scream. (Photo by Sarah E. Devlin/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A group of king penguins have a standoff with a seal lion, September 2018. (Photo by Amy Kennedy/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


Two grizzly bear cubs appear to dance, September 2018. (Photo by Michael Watts/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


An elephant flicks sand, September 2018. (Photo by Anup Deodhar/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A kingfisher hides its head in its wings, September 2018. (Photo by Antonio Medina/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A polar bear lounges in the snow, September 2018. (Photo by Roie Galitz/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A female moose peers from behind a tree, September 2018. (Photo by Jamie Bussey/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A polar bear sleeps on some ice, September 2018. (Photo by Denise Dupras/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


Waddle for about 50 yards and then turn left at the rock. (Photo by Achim Sterna/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


Someone’s making an a*s of themselves. (Photo by Mike Triton/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


How would you like it if I spent all day taking photos of you, huh? (Photo by Roie Galitz/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


First one to blink, loses. (Photo by Shane Keena/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)


A tree frog peers through a leaf. (Photo by Muntazeri Abdi/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)

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