Into the Wild: Stunning Wildlife Photography That Celebrates Nature

By | March 7, 2024

Put 'em up

Get ready to chuckle and delight in the lighter side of nature with our collection of hilarious wildlife photos! While many wildlife shots capture serene moments, this selection takes a different approach, showcasing the playful antics and comedic expressions of animals caught off-guard. From monkeys in mischief to sharks with surprising charm, and squirrels getting into all sorts of adventures, these candid snapshots will bring a smile to your face. Each photo featured here was a finalist in the esteemed Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, highlighting not only the talent of the photographers but also the delightful humor found in the animal kingdom.

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source: Arthur Trevino

We don't normally think of prairie dogs as an animal that can put up a fight against an apex predator, but this photo shows that given the chance one of these tiny little creatures will stick up its dukes even if it's just to buy itself some time to make a clean escape.

Photographer Arthur Trevino explains that he only managed to catch this photo after the Bald Eagle completely failed at nabbing its prairie dog dinner:

When this Bald Eagle missed on its attempt to grab this prairie dog, the prairie dog jumped towards the eagle and startled it long enough to escape to a nearby burrow. A real David vs Goliath story!

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source: Roie Galitz

This photo was taken by Roie Galitz, one of the most decorated modern wildlife photographers - and this is just one of his amazing snapshots of animals in their natural habitat. While speaking about his love of photography, Galitz stopped to say that the reason his photos are so engrossing and personal is because he loves what he does. He explained:

I love nature and wildlife. I always have. Something that I truly believe in life, is to go where your advantages become your tools of trade. I’m very good technically, but I’m not that good at one-on-one interaction. So I will never be as good at portrait photography as the amazing masters… But in wildlife photography – that’s a field in which I can truly stand out. Where your passion meets your talent – that’s the place you want to be.