There hasn’t been a lot to lol about in 2020 so far, so if you’re in need of a little light relief, send your peepers this way.
While the human population of the planet has had a pretty rough go of it recently, some parts of the animal kingdom have actually had a pretty great year. Remember those rampaging goats, the lions snoozing on silent tarmac or the whales that suddenly had stretches of the ocean to themselves?
They provided the good news stories we needed at the start of lockdown, and now animals are back to cheer us up once more.
This lot are the finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020: a global, online and free to enter photography competition which attracts the funniest images of wildlife around the world. It aims to ‘highlight the extremely important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way’ – and give us a giggle in the process. Here are some of our faves:
Like this jolly fish.
This operatic little creature.
One shavasana-loving sea lion.
And this happy seal.
A sassy parakeet.
A very approachable-looking bear.
This less-than-graceful raccoon.
A pair of gossiping lions.
And this bunch of rather startled-looking dwarf mongooses.
There are 44 finalists in total. You can see them all and vote for your favourite here.
And did you know you can use Google 3D to bring life-size animals into your home?