Say cheese! Laughing animals sure to bring a smile to your face
An international comedic photo competition is the perfect antidote for a workday.
There's nothing quite like a laughing animal to turn your Monday into a Funday.
That's where the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards come into play. The competition, which shines a light on wildlife conservation efforts in the most smile-inducing way, features more than a thousand submissions from around the world. This year's finalists come from a bevy of global photographers including Yaron Schmid of Israel. The Jerusalem native, whose photo (at right) of a laughing hyena made the finals, is also an animal doctor.
"As a veterinarian, I offer a special look into the eyes and souls of the animals I photograph," Schmid said of his work. "My ability to read and anticipate animal behavior allows me to catch 'special moments' and give you a glimpse into their rich emotional lives and unique personalities."
The winner will be announced on Wednesday. But, in the meantime, these laughing photos are infectious. Our staff spent the better part of the morning searching for more laughing animal photos. Below, we round up some of our favorites.
This horse looks like he's at a Jerry Seinfeld show. (Photo: Kwadrat/Shutterstock)
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