Introducing the Funniest Wildlife Photos of 2017
A huge number of people spend a lot of time enjoying animal photos and videos. Millions of images from a variety of furry friends get posted and shared on social media every day.
It is much like a competition, with people trying to capture or find the cutest or funniest animal behavior shots they can.
What many people do not know is that there is actually a competition that combines animal photography and comedy. It is called the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and the winners have been announced.
The competition is open to anyone who wants to enter. Organizers say it is intended to be a “light-hearted, upbeat and possibly unpretentious” way to show wildlife doing funny things. This year more than 3,500 entries were received from photographers in 86 countries.
The overall winner for 2017 was a photo of three owls on a branch. Two of the owls are sitting on the branch looking into the distance. The third appears to be struggling to climb up, with the other two owls seemingly ignoring their friend’s troubles.
We’ve put together some of the other winners and finalists for you to enjoy.
If you cannot get enough of the funny wildlife photos, the organization has a book that includes many, many more.
The competition helps support the Born Free Foundation, which seeks to protect threatened wildlife. The prize for the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a trophy, as well as a free trip to take part in a one-week safari in Kenya.
I’m Bryan Lynn.
1.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
2.climb up 向上爬
Who would have expected that he could climb up that steep cliff?
3.as well as 和...一样；也
They visited some factories, hospitals as well as the school.
4.free trip 免费旅行
They want to give me a free trip to Hong Kong.
5.The prize for the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a trophy, as well as a free trip to take part in a one-week safari in Kenya.
take part in 参加
You can take part in activities from canoeing to bird watching.
Cadres have gone down to different grass-roots units to take part in manual labour.
6.We’ve put together some of the other winners and finalists for you to enjoy.
put together 结合...
The factories no longer relied upon a mechanic to put together looms within the plant.
We got to work on putting the book together.
很多人会花大量时间欣赏动物的照片和视频 。社交媒体上每天都各种各样毛茸茸的动物照片在疯狂转发、分享 。
比赛面向所有的摄影爱好者 。主办方表示，这是通过“轻松愉悦、简单低调”的方式展现动物有趣的面貌 。今年主办方共收到来自86个国家的摄影师拍摄的3500多份作品 。
2017年的最佳作品是栖在枝头的三只猫头鹰，其中两只坐在枝头目视远方 。第三只似乎挣扎向上爬，而另外两只似乎并未意识到小伙伴的窘境 。
这一比赛为“生而自由”基金会提供支持，该基金会致力于保护濒危野生动物 。本届“搞笑野生动物摄影大赛”得主还可以免费参加肯尼亚为期一周的旅行 。