10 Funny Animal Photos That Are Finalists In The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Animals are amazing creatures and when a photographer can capture an animal and its personality while in its own environment... the results can be spectacular. We have shared some pretty great animal photos in the past and are excited to share a few more with you today. 

The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Awards just finished up the 2016 competition and they are now in the judging process. The list of their finalists have been put out for all to see and there are images from all around the world including a forgetful meerkat, a mountain hare waving to the photographer and dancing ants. We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite photos below! 

 Andy Howard spent more than five hours with this mountain hare, which appears to raise its paw to say hello in the Cairngorms, Scotland. Photo credit: Andy Howar for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Andy Howard spent more than five hours with this mountain hare, which appears to raise its paw to say hello in the Cairngorms, Scotland. Photo credit: Andy Howar for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A frog looks like he has a big smile for the camera in Russia. Photo credit: Artyom Krivosheev for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A frog looks like he has a big smile for the camera in Russia. Photo credit: Artyom Krivosheev for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 Two weaver ants, otherwise known as fire ants, dancing together in Bata, Indonesia. Photo credit: Usman Priyona for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Two weaver ants, otherwise known as fire ants, dancing together in Bata, Indonesia. Photo credit: Usman Priyona for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A pair of ‘headless penguins’ as they stretch to preen themselves simultaneously in South Georgia. Photo credt: Charles Kinsey for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A pair of ‘headless penguins’ as they stretch to preen themselves simultaneously in South Georgia. Photo credt: Charles Kinsey for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A meerkat appears to look as if it has just remembered it needs to be somewhere, in Brigitta Moser’s photo from Little Karoo, South Africa. Photo credit: Brigitta Moser for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A meerkat appears to look as if it has just remembered it needs to be somewhere, in Brigitta Moser’s photo from Little Karoo, South Africa. Photo credit: Brigitta Moser for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A colorful reptile holds up a twig as it is pictured looking like a warrior with a powerful stance. Photo credit: Anup Deodhar for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A colorful reptile holds up a twig as it is pictured looking like a warrior with a powerful stance. Photo credit: Anup Deodhar for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 Two rhinos organize themselves back to back in defence formation in Laikipia, Kenya. Photo credit: George Dian Balan for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Two rhinos organize themselves back to back in defence formation in Laikipia, Kenya. Photo credit: George Dian Balan for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A snowy owl looks very content as it smiles for Edward Kopeschny in Ontario, Canada. Photo credit: Edward Kopeschny for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A snowy owl looks very content as it smiles for Edward Kopeschny in Ontario, Canada. Photo credit: Edward Kopeschny for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A portrait of a buffalo in Meru national park, Kenya. Photo credit: Tom Stables for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A portrait of a buffalo in Meru national park, Kenya. Photo credit: Tom Stables for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

 A little leopard tortoise jumps on a friend’s back in Tarangire national park, Tanzania. Photo credit: Brenden Simonson for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A little leopard tortoise jumps on a friend’s back in Tarangire national park, Tanzania. Photo credit: Brenden Simonson for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We originally saw these photos posted on The Guardian. If you loved these great animal photos, here are a few others you may enjoy: 


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