The Comedy Wildlife it’s a nature photo contest most peculiar. Every year, it brings together thousands of photographers, who present in their snapshots the funniest side of the natural environment that surrounds us. These are unique moments, very difficult to capture, capable of making us laugh while we admire the beauty of the image.
This year, its organizers did not have them all with them. After all, the coronavirus pandemic has made many trips difficult, so they thought that fewer photographers would enter the contest. But it has not been that way.
In fact, there has been a large turnout, with more than 7,000 photos shipped from locations around the world. This has made the task of the jury very hard, which has already found what, in its opinion, are the 42 best photos. Already with those finalists prepared, now it will be the public who will have until the October 12 ° to vote for your favorites. After the 22 of that month, the winners will be announced. You can see all the finalists on their website, although here we show you some of the funniest.
Let’s recognize it. Humans laugh at falls videos, as long as the person who appears in them has not hurt themselves too much.
With animals it is no different. If above is a monkey, with the resemblance they have with us, it is impossible not to laugh. Although it is not a fall, but leaning on a metal bar with a unfortunate part of the body. This is what happens in this photo, in which Ken jensen He caught the monkey’s face right the moment he discovered that straddling it hadn’t been a good idea.
Photos of nature, also in the city
You don’t have to go to a rainforest to take nature photos. The urban biodiversity It is also magnificent, as John Spiers shows with this photo, in which we can also all identify ourselves, when one day we are at the beach in a swimsuit and the next we have to go out with an umbrella and a jacket because it gets cold. Autumn slaps us in the face. Like this dove.
The divo of the contest
This photo is great, so much for how nice the bear with that face and that pose as per the title that he has given Wenona Suydam. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with someone who titles this Draw me as one of your French bears?
Elegant, but at times
The bald eagle it is a majestic bird. But not even she is able to stay stylish all the time. Sometimes they have embarrassing moments, like this one you caught David Eppley.
Dirk Jan Steehouwer.
This image could be taken from Jumanji or The Lion King, but no. It is a real scene, captured in Uganda by one of the participants in the nature photography contest, Dirk Jan Steehouwer.
And what makes you laugh?
Aditya KshirasagarAxel bocker
When looking for reasons to smile, think about this snake that immortalized Aditya Kshirasagar for the contest. Or on the damselfly photographed by Axel Bocker. We are not clear if these animals had many reasons, but their smile is sure to make you laugh too.
Not so happy
On the other hand, we do not know if this bird has just received the electricity bill or if it has returned from vacation, but it is much less happy than the snake in the previous image.
It is the image presented by Andrew Mayes for the nature photo contest.
This monkey is enjoying a lot more than the first one. It’s about a langur, which was captured by Sarosh Lodhi just at the moment when, in the face of the idiocy of his companions, he began a dance typical of any king of discotheques.
Not everything is what it seems in nature photos
Logically, that a snake opens its mouth as a laugh does not indicate that it is happy.
The magic of this contest is to capture the animals at the right moment to give them a comical pose, sometimes almost human. But to continue capturing photos of nature, it is important to ensure that these models continue to be in it. If all of them could really smile, they would surely do so knowing that we care about their survival and that their habitat is never an inhospitable place to live.