These comedy wildlife photography finalists are a delight to behold
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These comedy wildlife photography finalists are a delight to behold

This little guy is practically begging to become a meme.
This little guy is practically begging to become a meme.

Image: HARRY WALKER / COMEDY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019

By Sam Haysom

There’s only one thing better than photos of animals, and that’s funny photos of animals.

Just look at this famous image of a weasel riding a woodpecker if you don’t believe us. Isn’t it glorious?

Here to celebrate the wonderful world of expressive otters and derpy deer is the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which has just announced its finalists for 2019.

You can see the full selection on their website, but we’ve picked out a few highlights below…

This chilled chimp.

This ten-month-old chimp is named Gombe, and he likes to relax.

This ten-month-old chimp is named Gombe, and he likes to relax.

Image: Thomas D. Mangelsen / comedy wildlife photography awards 2019

This devious deer.

This bracken-covered spy was photographed in Richmond Park, UK.

This bracken-covered spy was photographed in Richmond Park, UK.

Image: mike rowe / comedy wildlife photography awards 2019

This hairy gatekeeper.

“Excuse me, sir, do you need help with directions?”

Image: willem kruger / comedy wildlife photography awards 2019

These feisty fighters.

Apparently they both came away unscathed after several minutes of squaring up to one another.

Apparently they both came away unscathed after several minutes of squaring up to one another.

Image: Thomas D. Mangelsen / comedy wildlife photography awards 2019

This cheerful chap.

Well howdy there!

Well howdy there!

Image: kevin sawford / comedy wildlife photography awards 2019

These belligerent birds.

“DON’T YOU TUR

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