This is a PSA.
A PSA to ask that you stop imposing your unrealistic expectations of awe-inspiring majesty on the animal kingdom. They are living creatures, too, and deserve to have off-days like the rest of us.
Off-days you can behold in stunning high-definition thanks to the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, an annual competition that gives nature photographers a chance to showcase the less-photogenic of their subjects for the delight of the rest of us.
This year’s finalists have just been announced, and we chose a few of our personal favorites to share:
Photo: Barb D'Arpino
"It's my cheat day."
Photo: Edward Kopeschny
"No, I haven't seen your pet hamster, I didn't even know you had a hamster, I don't appreciate this line of questioning, good day to you."
Photo: Adam Parsons
Barber: What do you want?
Bear: I've been really into '80's synth-pop lately
Barber: Say no more
Photo: Olivier Steiner
"Now flow into Downward Pika and breathe, breathe, breathe."
Photo: Angela Bohlke
"The Youtube tutorial made it look so easy."
Image: Anup Deodhar
“You shall not pass.”
If you love what you see, follow the Comedy Wildlife Photography’s Instagram account for more doofy animals.
Main image: Rob Kroenert