The finalists of this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, each one showing the power of anthropomorphism.
A fish that appears to smile, a bear giving a friendly wave from afar and a very grumpy sea turtle – this year’s finalists show animals in relatable comedy moments.
In addition to providing some light-hearted relief, the competition aims to highlight the extremely important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with competition partner The Born Free Foundation.
The winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony on 22 October.
In the meantime, here are a few finalists’ entries that might give you a chortle.