While 2020 is no laughing matter, the finalists of this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards made sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

The wildlife photography finalists included the biggest to smallest creatures from around the world, but the top prize was awarded to a rude turtle. Photographer Mark Fitzpatrick was swimming off the coast of Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, Australia, when he stumbled across a sea turtle, who raised its flipper, resembling a middle finger.



“I was swimming with this turtle at Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef when he flipped me the bird!” said Fitzpatrick.

Scroll through some of the other finalists from this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards:

Photograph: Sue Hollis/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Megan Lorenz/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Krisztina Scheeff/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Kunal Gupta/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Christina Holfelder/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Roland Kranitz/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Petr Sochman/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Sally Lloyd-Jones/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Ken Crossan/CWPAs 2020


Photograph: Tim Hearn/CWPAs 2020