The Ultimate Funny Animal Photos

The Ultimate Funny Animal Photos

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Nature can be beautiful and majestic—but it can also be pretty funny. The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which accepts photographers’ (amateur and professional) submissions, honored some of the cutest and funniest animal photos taken in 2016. The real winner? Everybody who gets to look at these and laugh. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.

Must have been a Monday. This winning shot scored photographer Angela Bohlke a week-long Kenyan safari and a new Nikon camera.

Must have been a Monday. This winning shot scored photographer Angela Bohlke a week-long Kenyan safari and a new Nikon camera.

That's one way to ruin dinner.

That’s one way to ruin dinner.

A picture is worth a thousand words...which is good, because we're speechless.

A picture is worth a thousand words…which is good, because we’re speechless.

So close, bud. So close.

So close, bud. So close.

In case you're wondering, this is exactly how the Traveler office looks at cupcakes.

In case you’re wondering, this is exactly how the Remliel office looks at cupcakes.

We're taking outfit inspiration from this lizard. New York Fashion Week, look out.

We’re taking outfit inspiration from this lizard. New York Fashion Week, look out.

This owl is coming for you, Usain Bolt.

This owl is coming for you, Usain Bolt.

"One Coca-Cola, please."

“One Coca-Cola, please.”

Game of Thrones spoilers, noooooooooo.

Game of Thrones spoilers, noooooooooo.

We'll probably skip heading into that bathroom anytime soon.

We’ll probably skip heading into that bathroom anytime soon.

Now that's a photobomb.

Now that’s a photobomb.

"Jane, look, there's nothing out there that's going to..." "Shh—did you hear that?"

“Jane, look, there’s nothing out there that’s going to…” “Shh—did you hear that?”

Say whaaaaaaat?

Say whaaaaaaat?

A cheetah running at forty miles-per-hour is like a Bugatti driving in a school zone.

A cheetah running at forty miles-per-hour is like a Bugatti driving in a school zone.

Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.

Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.