The Comedy Wildlife Photography 2020 Finalists Are Here Incase You Needed A Laugh Today

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Wildlife photography is pretty impressive — hard to capture, nice to look at, all that jazz. The true genius when it comes to these images though, is the funny or awkward animal shots. Luckily, there’s a new round of finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, because we all need this pick-me-up to make it to the weekend.

This years theme? Anthropomorphism.

Yes, each of these photographers captured a moment of animals acting distinctly human and it couldn’t be more delightful.

From mice trying to talk their way out of being dinner, to overly friendly fish and super grumpy turtles, there are 44 images to enjoy. Winners will be announced on October 22, and you can even have your say for the People’s Choice Award over on the website.

You can check out the full list here, but we’ve picked our top 10 to brighten your day.

#1 “Smiley”

Image: ©Arthur Telle Thiemenn / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Is this sparisoma cretense fish in the Canary Islands reminding anyone else of Dory?

#2 “Tough negotiations”

Image: ©Ayala Fishaimer / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

I’m honestly just really rooting for this mouse against the fox in Israel.

#3 “Lamentation!”

Image: ©Jacques Poulard / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

This polar bear in Spitzberg regrets everything, and then some.

#4 “Crashing into the picture”

Image: ©Brigitte Alcalay Marcon / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

A perfect photobomb by this giraffe in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

#5 “Terry the Turtle flipping the bird”

Image: ©Mark Fitzpatrick / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

This turtle around Lady Elliot Island in Queensland is basically summing up my 2020 mood.

#6 “Social distance, please!”

Image: ©Petr Sochman / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Rose Ringed Parakeet in Kaudulla national park, Sri Lanka, are getting a sassy and I’m here for it.

#7 “It’s a Mocking Bird”

Image: ©Sally Lloyd-Jones / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Is it a Kingfisher or a rebel without a cause in Kirkcudbright, UK?

#8 “We all have that friend”

Image: ©Yarin Klein/ Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Tag yourself, I’m the Brown Bear on the ground in Kuril lake, Kamchatka

#9 “Monkey Business”

Image: ©Megan Lorenz/ Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

I mean, do I even have to describe what seems to have just gone on between these two Pig-Tailed Macaques at Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia?

#10 “It’s the last day of school holidays”

Image: ©Max Teo/ Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

One of these smooth-coated otters in Singapore is clearly less into the relationship.

(LeadImage: ©Mark Fitzpatrick / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)