25 Funniest Wildlife Photographs
Posted by Claire Trickett on September 14, 2016

Live. Love. Laugh. Life is better when you’re laughing. Fact. So this #WildlifeWednesday, we invite you to reconnect with your sense of humour.

Let’s face it, Mother Nature, in all her beauty and splendour, has a wicked sense of humour. Our extraordinary planet is home to the most curious of creatures, from bug-eyed bushbabies, dancing lemurs and long-necked giraffe-like antelopes, to scaly pangolins, duck-billed platypus, unicorn-like whales and seals with elephant trunks.

Ever wondered why dogs chase their tails? Why skunks emit such a pungent spray? Why flamingos eat upside-down? And do elephants really bereave their deceased? Do male penguins really scour the beaches looking for the perfect pebble to present to a female? What a weird and wonderful world we live in.

The often amusing antics of the animal kingdom certainly make us laugh. So, as we celebrate #25YearsandBeyond, we encourage you to have a laugh at the 25 funniest wildlife photos taken by our rangers and guests. May they put a smile on your face.

1. “C’mon, give us a kiss!” © Matt Yardley
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2. “Even lion cubs are into photo-bombing these days.” © Paul Rubio
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3. “When life (literally) bites you in the behind.” © Andrew Schoeman
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4. “Must have been a good joke.” © Jason Glanville
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5. “May I have this dance?” © Daryl Dell
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6. “I’ve got your back.” © Jen Robertson
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7. “Talk to the hand (foot).” © Harshvardhan Singh
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8. “If Monday had a face.” © Timur Turker
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9. Hang in there, the weekend’s coming.” © Tim Kiok
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10. “When life turns you upside down, just adjust your view.” © Bruce Hedges
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11. “You talkin’ to me?” © Scott Yammin
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12. “Just lion around the airport lounge waiting for our flight.” © James Massek
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13. “First one to blink loses.” © Alan Murray
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14. “Brushing up on some bush skills.” © Simon Naylor
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15. “Cat got your tail?” © Daryl Dell
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16. “Let’s flip a coin. Heads, it’s mine. Tails, it’s mine.” © Matt Poole
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17. “Strut your stuff on the cat walk.” © Matt Yardley
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18. “But first, let me take a #selfie.” © Steve Walker
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19. “Ugh mum, really?!” © Daryl Dell
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20. “Be the master of your domain.” © Tim Kiok
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21. When the paparazzi catches you unaware.” © Daryl Dell
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22. “Tail-gate party.” © Daryl Dell
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23. “Monday. Time to hit the ground running.” © James Massek
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24. Landrover recovery.” © Glee Walker
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25. “The cheekiest, chubbiest ‘Butterball’ of a cub.” © Jen Robertson
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