“It’s the circle of life and it moves us all,” the eternal lyrics of Lion King‘s opening song tell us. But if you look at the finalists of the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, you’ll be reminded that the animal kingdom also has a humorous side.
The annual contest, founded by photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, celebrates wildlife with lighthearted images that capture animals in hilarious poses. The contest is supported by the wildlife conservation nonprofit the Born Free Foundation in the United Kingdom.
This year’s 44 finalists, who come from all corners of the earth, captured photos of a giraffe photobombing a friend posing for the camera, a fox negotiating with a mouse, a seemingly hungover penguin vomiting on the beach, two lions gossiping, and more.
You still have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award here. Check out the selection of images that made us laugh the most (and pay attention to the amusing titles).
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Guggenheim Museum Union Rallies at VIP Opening
The museum’s commitment to diversity in exhibitions rings hollow to workers who say they are not receiving a fair wage.
The Public Theater Explores the Hurricane Katrina Diaspora in shadow/land
Written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Candis C. Jones, this lyrical meditation on legacy, erotic fugitivity, and self-determination is on view in NYC.
Quieter Artworks Stand Out At a New York Photo Fair
At this year’s Association of International Photography Art Dealers show, the best works offer glimpses into the personal lives of photographers and their subjects.
Special Edition: 🖌️Artists’ Signatures ✍️
In this special edition, we investigate what artists’ signatures actually mean, and the fascinating results reveal the multifaceted history of this curious phenomenon.
The Rubin Museum Presents Death Is Not the End
Tibetan Buddhist and Christian works of art made across 12 centuries explore death, the afterlife, and the desire to continue to exist. On view in NYC.
What Is a Signature in the Internet Age?
As a cryptographic unit for record-keeping, an NFT can be seen as analogous to a signature or an autograph.
The Meaning of Ancient Greek and Roman Artisan Signatures
What did a signature mean in the ancient world, and how much can we trust what they seem to tell us?
When I Am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly
Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano explore the myths of the American Dream at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
Michelangelo’s Signature and the Myth of Genius
Michelangelo served as a stellar example for future artists who sought status and economic independence.
Uncovering the Photographer Behind Arshile Gorky’s Most Famous Painting
As we pursue photographer Hovhannes Avedaghayan a fascinating picture begins to emerge of him and the world of which he was part.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
100 Years of Artist Signatures in a Detroit Club
The beams in Detroit’s Scarab Club act as a guest book of sorts, carrying a wealth of stories and history, including signatures by Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp, Margaret Bourke-White, Isamu Noguchi, and others.
The Myth of Agency Around Artists’ Signatures
In an art world built on shifting sands, artists’ signatures become symbols of agency for some, and relics of the past for others.
I love the little conversations happening!
Wild & humorous life !
Sincerely? They are all great, but O sole Mio (Or I pray for my God), Tough Negotiations, Spreading the Wildlife Gossip, You see me … You see me Not, Social Distance, Please, (Very Current), and It’s a Mocking Bird are excellent. Of these six, one of them must take the Gold Medal. Hehehe…
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