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Here Are The 14 Winners of This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography

They are just as wild and funny as anyone would expect.

A new year is on its way, and it is only understandable for people to look back at the things that happened. While some moments are deemed sad, others are worth being proud of. And, oh, let us not forget the funny ones!

Speaking of funny ones, we here at Elite Readers decided it is time to round up the funniest photos of the year. The only catch, however, is that we are about to feature the wildlife. Interestingly, there is an actual competition for this sort of thing. It is even meant to spread awareness about wildlife conservation, and it is called Comedy Wildlife Photography.

Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, one of the founders of the competition, was quoted saying:

“It’s been a real success this year, the quality of images has improved substantially and we have had more entries and from more countries.”

Apart from showing you the funny side of these creatures, the competition aims to spread the word about wildlife conservation. And it is somehow doing a marvelous job.

Well, without further ado, here are this year’s winners!

#1. Overall Winner 2017 “Help” And Winner Of Amazing Internet Portfolio Prize Tibor Kerccz For His Sequence Of 4 Owl Images

Source: Tibor Kercz
#2. Winner Of The Alex Walker’s Serian On The Land Category “The Laughing Dormouse” By Andrea Zampatti

#3. Highly Commended “Wtf” By George Cathcart

#4. Highly Commended “Hitching A Ride” By Daisy Gilardini

#5. Highly Commended “All Dressed And Ready For Church” By Carl Henry

Source: Carl Henry
#6. Highly Commended “Must Have Three-Putted” By Douglas Croft

#7. Winner Of The Padi Under The Sea Category “Slap” By Troy Mayne

Source: Troy Mayne
#8. Highly Commended “Cheering-Sea-Otter” By Penny Palmer

Source: Penny Palmer
#9. Highly Commended “Caught In The Act” By Bence Mate

Source: Bence Mate
#10. Highly Commended “Monkey-Escape” By Katy Laveck-Foster

#11. Highly Commended “Eh What’s Up Doc?” By Olivier Colle

#12. Highly Commended “Animal Encounters” By Jean Jacques Alcalay

#13. Winner Of The Kenya Airways In The Air Category “Duck Speed” By John Threlfall

#14. Highly Commended “Mudskippers Got Talent” By Daniel Trim

Source: Daniel Trim

If you want to learn more about the cause and the competition, you can check out their official site here.

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Smart Dog Waits For The Green Light Before Crossing The Street

Smarter than some humans? This dog knows exactly when to cross the street!

Traffic lights, also known as stoplights, are installed in major roads to direct vehicular traffic. The main purpose, of course, is to ensure everyone’s safety. As we all grew up, we learned what each of the three colors meant – red is for stop, green is for go, and yellow is for proceed with caution.

And yet the sad fact of the matter is that not everyone follows these simple guidelines. Just ask traffic officers about it and they’ll tell you that, from time to time, they still have to apprehend motorists and pedestrians violating the rules.

Smarter than some humans? This dog knows exactly when to cross the street!

Perhaps this is exactly the reason why a lot of netizens have been impressed with the amazing dog in the viral video below. ...

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Bio-Luminescent Shrimp Makes These Rocks in Japan Look Like They Are Bleeding Blue

They are truly a sight to behold!

Off the coast of Okayama, Japan are boulders that turn electric blue at night. At first glance, it looks something from a sci-fi movie. When you look closer, you'll notice the patterns of the blue streaks are just like tears streaming down, which make the rocks look like they are weeping or bleeding. It would be so darn cool if this is really the case, but then the real reason is definitely as cool - them bluish streaks are actually bio-luminescent shrimp!

Photographers Trevor Williams and Jonathan Galione featured the glowing rocks in their picture series The Weeping Stones. The series captured the beauty of the shrimp, which are also called Vargula Hilgendorfii or sea fireflies.

The shrimp are almost microscopic in size, around 3 mm in length. They live in shallow waters and come out from the sea at night to feed.

They congregate in large groups and form striking patterns on the water and shore.

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Residents Are Puzzled As Dozens of Octopuses Were Found Ashore on a Beach in Wales

It happened three nights in a row.

Imagine waking up one morning and heading to the beach, only to find around two dozen octopuses washed ashore. Maybe your first instinct is to think that you're hallucinating and seeing weird things. Upon checking that the creatures on the sand are definitely real, you would probably assume the worst - doomsday is upon us. Or maybe not.

This must be what the residents of Ceredigion, a small coastal village in western Wales, must have felt when they saw a group of cephalopods scattered on New Quay beach. They were washed ashore and reports say that the "octopus march" happened three nights in a row.

You would be puzzled too if you find dozens of them on a beach near you.

Source: thesun.co.uk

This mystified the residents, including Brett Stones, an owner of a dolphin watching business in the area....

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