Comedy Wildlife 2021 competition is still open for entries! The closing date is the end of this month, June 30th. That didn’t stop the organizers from releasing a few of their favourite submissions to date! Take a gander at the images below and if you have a few funny pictures on your camera, consider submitting them to the contest. As their website says, “We know you probably didn’t go to any exotic locations lately, but let’s be honest, one year our winner was a wild hamster from suburban Germany, and another year the winner was a squirrel.” (via People.com) There is even a picture from good ol’ Southwestern Ontario. Can you guess which one?
Photographer: Arthur Trevino Title: Bald Eagle Gets A Surprise! Description: When this Bald Eagle missed on its attempt to grab this prairie dog, the prairie dog jumped towards the eagle and startled it long enough to escape to a nearby burrow. A real David vs Goliath story! Animal: Bald Eagle Location of shot: Hygiene, CO.
Photographer: Lea Scaddan Title: Missed Description: Two Western Grey Kangaroos were fighting and one missed kicking him in the stomach. Animal: Western Grey Kangaroo Location of shot: Perth, Western Australia
Photographer: Giovanni Querzani Title: ROFL Description: A young lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, who apparently is laughing at my photography skills. Animal: Panthera Leo Location of shot: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Photographer: Rohin Bakshi Title: Cranky Hippo Description: The baby hippo wanted his mother’s attention, but it seems he wasn’t getting any. Animal: Hippopotamus Location of shot: Vwaza Game Reserve, Malawi
Photographer: Philipp Stahr Title: Sweet lips are for kissing! Description: Usually box fishes are difficult to take pictures of, since they do not have a problem of a diver coming close, but if you show interest, they always turn the back and not the face to you. That’s why I tried to swim 0.5m above the fish and showing no interest at all to him. The same time I had my camera not in front of me, but below at my chest pointing to the bottom. When the right moment had come, I turned the camera 90 degrees to the front and just point and shoot, hoping to have the fish in focus. Never expected to have its beautiful lips that close! Animal: Boxfish Location of shot: Curacaos, Dutch Caribbean
Photographer: Kevin Biskaborn Title: Quarantine Life Description: Isolated inside with your family eager to get out and explore the world? These eastern raccoon kits are too. Just when you think there’s no more room in the tree hollow, mother raccoon appears and displays just how compact the space is. The babies clambered all over their mom and each another, struggling to take a look at the exact same time. After exploring a particular area with numerous tree hallows, I identified it as a hot spot for raccoon families. Since raccoons will move from den to den, often not spending more than one night at a time in a particular den, locating an area with numerous options is key to locating the animals. I stumbled across this family and immediately worked on leveling the camera with the hole to prevent an upward angle. When the camera and tripod were ready, the baby raccoons were extremely curious (and cooperative), sticking their heads out for a closer look! Animal: Raccoon / Procyon lotor Location of shot: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Photographer: KT WONG Title: Yoga Bittern Description: A Yellow Bittern was trying very hard to get into a comfortable hunting position. I got this shot when it was between 2 stalks of lotus flower. Animal: Yellow Bittern Location of shot: Satay By The Bay, Singapore
Ok, so it wasn’t that hard to guess which picture was from Southwestern Ontario, but we all need an easy win now and then, don’t we? I was more than happy to help with that. 😀