Photos: 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners, finalists

Friday, November 25, 2016 07:02AM
''Tough Day at the Office'' is the overall winner. (Angela Bohlke/comedywildlifephoto.com)
This photo won the Kenya Airways Creatures in the Air category. (Nicolas de Vaulx/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
This photo won the Underwater category. (Jim Chen/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Tom Stables/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Rob Kroenert/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Austin Thomas/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Pedita Petzl/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Ross Couper/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Will Saunders/Comedy Wildlife Photo 2016)
(Philip Marazzi/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Charles Kinsey/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Markus Pavlowsky/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Usman Priyona/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Gunter Lenz/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Alex Jevon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Andy Howard/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Patricia Bauchman/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Ross Couper/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Caroline Tout/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Vaughan Jessnitz/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Yaron Schmid/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016)
(Anup Deodhar/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Michael Erwin/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Austin Thomas/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Adam Parsons/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Barb D'Arpino/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Austin Thomas/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Edward Kopeschny/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Henrik Spranz/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Nicolas de Vaulx/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(George Balan/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Megan Lorenz/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Ashish Inamdar/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(James Mitson/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Oliver Steiner/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Artyom Krivosheev/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Brigitta Moser/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Alison Mees/comedywildlifephoto.com)
(Mario Gustavo Fiorucci/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
(Brenden Simonson/Comedy Wildlife Awards 2016)
Wildlife photography often captures the majestic and awe-inspiring side of nature. But the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards look to highlight the lighter side of animals.

"The essence of the competition is to raise awareness of the wildlife that we live with," said panel judge Tom Sullam in a press release. "Comedy is an essential part of our lives, and there are thousands of occasions when pets and wild animals alike behave in a funny manner."

The photographers captured the animals at opportune times to induce giggles, from a cheetah pondering a speed limit sign to a bear walking on its hind legs. The overall winner was "Tough Day at the Office" by Angela Bohlke.


Take a look at the 40 finalists for the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards in the gallery above, and see the full list of winners on the contest's website.
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