Saturday Surprise — Comedy Wildlife Awards 2021

I’m a little behind this year, but I figured there was no better topic for my first Saturday Surprise post in three months than some funny critters!  The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards“began its life modestly in 2015 as a photographic competition. Since then, steered by its founders, Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, it has grown into a globally renowned competition seen by millions of people every year, and always with wildlife conservation at its heart. The free competition, open to wildlife photography experts and novices, celebrates the hilarity of our natural world and highlights what we need to do to protect it. From a surprised otter to a swearing turtle, Comedy Wildlife’s photographs transcend cultures and ages to bring a smile to everyone’s face.”  What better way to start the weekend than with a smile, yes?

If you’d like to look back at previous year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography posts, here are the links:

2018

2019

2020


Ken Jensen — Ouch! — “A golden silk monkey in Yunnan China – this is actually a show of aggression however in the position that the monkey is in it looks quite painful!”

Arthur Trevino — Ninja Prairie Dog! — “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!.”

John Speirs — I guess summer’s over — “I was taking pics of pigeons in flight when this leaf landed on the bird’s face.”

Chee Kee Teo — Time for school — “A smooth-coated otter “bit” its baby otter to bring it back to and fro for swimming lesson.”

Vicki Jauron — The Joy of a Mud Bath — “An elephant expresses his joy in taking a mud bath against the dead trees on the shores of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe on a hot afternoon.”

Andy Parkinson — Let’s dance — “Two Kamchatka bear cubs square up for a celebratory play fight having successfully navigated a raging torrent (small stream!)”

Chu han lin — See who jumps high — Mudskipper, Taiwan

David Eppley — Majestic and Graceful Bald Eagle — “Bald Eagles will use the same nest for years, even decades, adding new material to it at the beginning and throughout the nesting season. Normally, they are highly skilled at snapping branches off of trees while in flight. Possibly tired from working nonstop all morning on a new nest, this particular Bald Eagle wasn’t showing its best form. Yes, sometimes they miss. Although this looks painful, and it might very well be, the eagle recovers with just a few sweeping wing strokes, and choses to rest a bit before making another lumber run.”

Jakub Hodan — Treehugger — “This Proboscis monkey could be just scratching its nose on the rough bark, or it could be kissing it. Trees play a big role in the lives of monkeys. Who are we to judge…”

Jan Piecha — ‘Secrets’ — “The little raccoon cubs are telling secrets to each other”

Lea Scaddan — Missed — “Two Western Grey Kangaroos were fighting and one missed kicking him in the stomach.”

Nicolas de VAULX — How do you get that damn window open? — “This raccoon spends his time trying to get into houses out of curiosity and perhaps also to steal food.”

Pal Marchhart — Peekaboo — “ A young bear descending from a tree looks like he/she is playing hide and seek.”

Roland Kranitz — I got you — “I spent my days in my usual “gopher place” and yet again, these funny little animals haven’t belied their true nature.”


I hope you all have a great weekend … no doubt with this being the final weekend before Christmas, most of you will be doing last minute shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, etc.  Have fun!!!  🎄🎁🎅

Saturday Surprise — Happy Father’s Day

It’s Saturday, folks!!!  The WEEKEND is finally here!  For me, it’s a quiet weekend.  Chris is in Chicago for a band competition, so it’s just me and Miss Goose.  Yesterday … we did nothing useful.  We both went for a walk, she took out the trash, I tidied the kitchen, and we snacked on whatever is residing in the fridge that isn’t covered in green fuzz.  Who knows what today will bring?  I definitely have to at least do a load or two of laundry, but beyond that … probably not much!  Sunday is Father’s Day, so before I forget, I want to wish all you dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day!!!

And thus ends another Saturday Surprise!  Have a great weekend, my friends!weekend

Saturday Surprise — Jolly Takes Over

Hey Y’all!  It’s me, Jolly!

jollyGwammie got stuck in a wabbit hole dis week, and she tol’ me since I keep disappearin’, it’s my turn to write Saturday Surprise ‘cause she ain’t here to write it.  I tol’ her not to eat so much an’ she wouldn’t get stuck … but does she listen?

So anyways … I found dese funny aminals tonite an’ I bet you’ll laugh!  I even maked up some o’ da captions!  Captions is words at da bottom o’ da picture, in case ye dinna know.

Owl

Whooooo … Me???

lions

Not tonight dear, I’ve got a headache

mooses

So there!  pbthhhhh

komodo.jpg

“Shall we dance”, said one komodo dragon to the other

bear

I know it’s in here somewhere …

lemur

You DON’T SAY!!!

squirrel

Step away from the nuts and nobody gets hurt … Step BACK!!!

deer.jpg

I’m WAAAAAY taller den you!

owls

Stop me if I’m boring you …

deer-2.jpg

WHOA Dude!

bird

I’m so ashamed …

elephant

Ha ha ha ha ha … they’ll never find it here!

jollyDat’s all I got today.  I hope you liked it, but if you dinna, will you tell Gwammie that you did so I don’ get in twouble?

** Note to readers:  All photos are finalists in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, sponsored by the Born Free Foundation, a wildlife conservation organization.