(CNN) — There are some joke tellers that just a few folks discover humorous, however a real comedy genius can have the entire world laughing.
From lion cubs making wince-inducing pounces on the nether areas of larger cats to birds ruffling the feathers of their companions for causes we are able to solely think about, these pictures show that animals are a boundless supply of humor.
“Yearly we do that competitors, it will get increasingly thrilling seeing how folks visualize the humorous sides of wildlife within the wild,” says Paul Joynson-Hicks, a British photographer who co-founded the awards.
“And annually we see a greater variety of of species doing humorous issues, whether or not it is a very naughty penguin (which had my youngsters rolling across the flooring in hysterics) or dancing lions, a chillin’ chimp and even bee-eaters having a shouting match — they’re hysterical.”
The outcomes of the competition, organized in partnership with worldwide wildlife charity Born Free Basis, are as a consequence of be introduced on November 13, with the winner getting a one-week safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Click on by way of the gallery accompanying this story for a choice of the finalists.