“It’s the circle of life and it moves us all,” the eternal lyrics of Lion King‘s opening song tell us. But if you look at the finalists of the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, you’ll be reminded that the animal kingdom also has a humorous side.
The annual contest, founded by photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, celebrates wildlife with lighthearted images that capture animals in hilarious poses. The contest is supported by the wildlife conservation nonprofit the Born Free Foundation in the United Kingdom.
This year’s 44 finalists, who come from all corners of the earth, captured photos of a giraffe photobombing a friend posing for the camera, a fox negotiating with a mouse, a seemingly hungover penguin vomiting on the beach, two lions gossiping, and more.
You still have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award here. Check out the selection of images that made us laugh the most (and pay attention to the amusing titles).