The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced the finalists for its 2021 competition, showcasing hilarious photos of a ‘laughing’ vine snake, a ‘waving’ dragonfly and a monkey that looks like he regrets not wearing groin protection.
‘The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards was co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Johnson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, who wanted to create a competition that focused on the lighter side of wildlife photography and help promote wildlife conservation through humour,’ reads the competition’s press release. ‘This year, the competition is supporting Save Wild Orangutans by donating 10% of its total net revenue to the charity.’
In total, 42 photographs were selected as finalists, including additional entries in the Portfolio and Video categories. These finalists were narrowed down from more than 7,000 photographs submitted from around the globe. In the following gallery, we’re presenting 11 of the top 42 finalists.
The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021. You can find all 42 finalist photographs by visiting the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards website.