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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 finalists revealed

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Publishedduration1 hour agoThe finalists of this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, each one showing the power of anthropomorphism.image copyrightArthur Telle Thiemannimage captionSmiley, by Arthur Telle Thiemann. A Sparisoma cretense in El Hierro, Canary IslandsA fish that appears to smile, a bear giving a friendly wave from afar and a very grumpy sea…

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The finalists of this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, each one showing the power of anthropomorphism.

image copyrightArthur Telle Thiemann

image captionSmiley, by Arthur Telle Thiemann. A Sparisoma cretense in El Hierro, Canary Islands

A fish that appears to smile, a bear giving a friendly wave from afar and a very grumpy sea turtle – this year’s finalists show animals in relatable comedy moments.

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists.

In addition to providing some light-hearted relief, the competition aims to highlight the extremely important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with competition partner The Born Free Foundation.

The winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony on 22 October.

In the meantime, here are a few finalists’ entries that might give you a chortle.

image copyrightBrigitte Alcalay Marcon

image captionCrashing into the picture, by Brigitte Alcalay Marcon. Giraffes in Etosha National Park, Namibia

image copyrightEric Fisher

image captionHi Y’all, by Eric Fisher. A brown bear in Alaska

image copyrightDaniele D’Ermo

image captionTern tuning its wings, by Daniele D’Ermo, Florida

image copyrightMark Fitzpatrick

image captionTerry the Turtle flipping the bird, by Mark Fitzpatrick, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia

image copyrightPetr Sochman

image captionSocial distance please, by Petr Sochman. Rose-ringed parakeets in Kaudulla national park, Sri Lanka

image copyrightMarcus Westberg

image captionBoredom, by Marcus Westberg. A mountain gorilla in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

image copyrightYarin Klein

image captionWe all have that friend, by Yarin Klein. Brown bears at Kuril Lake, Kamchatka, Russia

image copyrightAyala Fishaimer

image captionTough Negotiations, by Ayala Fishaimer. A fox and a rodent in Israel

image copyrightChristina Holfelder

image captionI could puke, by Christina Holfelder. Gentoo penguins in the Falkland Islands

image copyrightMartin Grace

image captionSocially Uninhibited, by Martin Grace. A chacma baboon near River Chobe, Botswana

image copyrightAsaf Sereth

image captionSurprise Smiles, by Asaf Sereth. Dwarf mongoose at Lake Bogoria, Kenya

image copyrightGail Bisson

image captionCovid Hair, by Gail Bisson. A Reddish egret in Fort Desoto, Florida

image copyrightKen Crossan

image captionHaving a Laugh, by Ken Crossan. A common seal in Caithness, Scotland

image copyrightSally Lloyd Jones

image captionIt’s a Mocking Bird, by Sally Lloyd Jones. A kingfisher in Kirkcudbright, Scotland

image copyrightWei Ping Peng

image captionSo hot, by Wei Ping Peng. A snow monkey in Japan

image copyrightVicki Jauron

image captionAbracadabra, by Vicki Jauron. Brown pelicans in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

image copyrightFemke-van-Willigen

image captionThe inside joke, by Femke-van-Willigen. A Eurasian red squirrel in Espelo, the Netherlands

image copyrightCharlie Davidson

image captionAlmost time to get up, by Charlie Davidson. A raccoon in Newport News, Virginia

image copyrightThomas Vijayan

image captionFun For All Ages, by Thomas Vijayan. Langurs in Kabini, India

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