Pablo Daniel Fernandez / 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards
Of course, it is unlikely that the Japanese macaque you see above actually cast the Wu-Tang sign. Perhaps through some tentative mix of photographer skills, patience, and the sheer luck of the photographer, this monkey from the tilted ends came across a fun-looking moment – not all the time recognizing RZA & Co.
Still: Isn't it nice that
The finalists for the 2019 Wildlife Comedy Awards revealed on Wednesday are happy incidents like this. The 40 photos that have a nod contain different animals caught in the act – though just what is not always clear.
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There is a squirrel who buries his nose in a dandelion, which he obviously desires for his seeds. There are several freezing otters that wave hello. A confused bear, a pompous chimpanzee, a lavish penguin – and an impressive scene that may not be entirely appropriate for family news information.
You can check them out for yourself here.
The panel of judges will decide the winner on November 13th. Whoever takes home the prize will get a trophy and a chance to join a safari in Kenya weekly. But people at home can also choose their loved ones by voting for the People's Choice Award.
"Every year we do this competition, it gets more exciting to see people visualize the funny sides of wildlife in the wild," said Paul Joyce-Hicks, who founded the race about four years ago and runs it with Tom. Salam.
They say competition is an easy way to raise awareness for the environment you have partnered with Born Free, a wildlife activist group, and on the award website is a list of suggestions for "how to be a conservationist."
"Our planet is in trouble, we all know that now we just have to know what to do, "added joyson-hicks in a statement released on Wednesday." hopefully we can give some small tips to get people started.
Oh, my, this sea otter in Seward, Alaska, didn't see you standing there!
Harry M. Walker / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019
This 10-month-old chimpanzee leans against her mother in Tanzania, with all the audacity of a teenager in the back of the classroom.
Thomas D. Mangelsen / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019
Here, a brown bear in Finland demonstrates the correct form for a seeker at the beginning of a hide and seek game. Don't peep!
Valtteri Mulkahainen / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019
Ritual for mating or quarreling with lovers? Anyway, one of these two birds in Croatia looks much more in it than the other.
Vlado Pierce / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019
This lion in South Africa can practice dance by playing a practical joke on visitors – or contemplating his next meal.
Willem Kruger / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019