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18 Funny Animals Photos from the Wildlife Comedy Photography Awards 2019

Praying mantises in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Praying mantises in Nicosia, Cyprus. © Hasan Baglar/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (CWPA) recognize the most hilarious candid photos of animals in the wild striking flamboyant poses, pulling faces, and seemingly laughing at themselves for how ridiculous they look.

The photo contest remains open until June 30, and there are already some hilarious entries. Here are 18 of the best submissions so far. Captions have been condensed and edited for clarity.

A snowy owl in Long Island, New York.
A snowy owl in Long Island, New York. © Vicki Jauron/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Queen of Smile” by Abu-Galy

A Kingfisher in Chennai, India.
A Kingfisher in Chennai, India. © Abu Galy/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Pair Ice Skating” by Andre Erlich

Gentoo penguins in Neko Island, South Georgia.
Gentoo penguins in Neko Island, South Georgia. © Andre Erlich/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Sea Otter Tickle Fight” by Andy Harris

Sea otters in Elkhorn Slough, California.
Sea otters in Elkhorn Slough, California. © Andy Harris/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Waving Polar Bear Cub” by Barry Chapman

A polar bear in Spitsbergen.
A polar bear in Spitsbergen. © Barry Chapman/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“The Photographer At Work” by Bob Riach

Squirrels in Lincoln, UK.
Squirrels in Lincoln, UK. © Bob Riach/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Diva Duck” by David Steeves

A male drake mallard
A male drake mallard in Mapleton Park, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. © David Steeves/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“The Bear Necessities” by Eric Fisher

A brown bear in Alaska.
A brown bear in Alaska. © Eric Fisher/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“I Can Not Look” by Diane Marshman

A squirrel in New Milford, Pennsylvania.
A squirrel in New Milford, Pennsylvania. © Diane Marshman/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Inconspicuous” by Eric Keller

A king penguin in South Georgia Island.
A king penguin in South Georgia Island. © Eric Keller/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Show Time” by Hasan Baglar

Praying mantises in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Praying mantises in Nicosia, Cyprus. © Hasan Baglar/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“I’ll Hold My Breath Until I Get Some Nuts” by Isabelle Marozzo

A chipmunk in Canada.
A chipmunk in Canada. © Isabelle Marozzo/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Laughing Barn Owl” by Kenneth Tinkham

A barn owl in Covelo, California.
A barn owl in Covelo, California. © Kenneth Tinkham/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Deer — What Deer?” by Mike Rowe

A red deer in Richmond Park, UK.
A red deer in Richmond Park, UK. © Mike Rowe/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Dad Tells Off The Kids” by Nicola Beyfus

Seals on Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Seals on Kangaroo Island, Australia. © Nicola Beyfus/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Burrowing Owlets” by Robert Palmer

Burrowing owls in eastern Colorado.
Burrowing owls in eastern Colorado. © Robert Palmer/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“Space Man” by Roie Galitz

A Japanese snow monkey in Japan.
A Japanese snow monkey in Japan. © Roie Galitz/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

“I’m Not Sticking MY Head In There” by Ross LaManna

Geese in the Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California.
Geese in the Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California. © Ross LaManna/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

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