This year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, an annual contest showcasing the funniest snapshots in nature photography, has provided the comedy relief we could all need in these fraught times. This year’s winners include one grumpy turtle, sassy birds, wise-cracking monkeys, and a variety of other critters that seem to take on human characteristics. Judged by a panel of experts, the grand prize winner, Mark Fitzpatrick, has been awarded a week-long safari trip in Kenya.
Along with honoring excellence in nature photography, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards promotes a message of conservation. This year, they’re encouraging being a conservationist from home, offering tips like planting flowers for pollinators, shopping locally, avoiding travel that leaves a big carbon footprint, and sharing your own nature photography to encourage others to appreciate wildlife.
Below are the contest's winners, as well as a few of our favorites.