Cheeky little Squirrel does the ‘splits’.

Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business.
And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.
Founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.”
This year’s hilarious entries include this one of a rather acrobatic squirrel, caught mid-split by Geert Weggen.
Source: Hilarious Entries from the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards so Far

Mariam an orphaned baby Dugong now safe.

Ko Libong, Thailand
Mariam the dugong is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket marine biological centre on Libong island.
The orphaned baby dugong rescued off a beach in Krabi province has captured the hearts of millions on social media and ignited awareness for ocean conservation.
Image Credit: Photograph by Sirachai Shin Arunrugstichai/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The 20 photographs of the week | Art and design | The Guardian

How did the Zebra get its Stripes?

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Image: Richard Solis

How did it happen? How’d the zebra get its stripes?
Rudyard Kipling wrote,

“a gray, horsey-looking beast went into “a great forest ‘sclusively full of trees and bushes and stripy, speckly, patchy-batchy shadows,” stayed there awhile, and after a “long time”… got stripey”.

See more via So This Is How They Do It! Zebras Getting Stripes : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

Naughty Elephants at Play.

Ayutthaya, Thailand
Tourists on a tuktuk (small 3 wheeled tourist bus) are sprayed with water by elephants during a preview of the Songkran Festival, also known as the water festival, at the world heritage park.
Image Credit: Photograph by Sakchai Lalit/AP.
See more Images via Best photos of the day: an election photocall and a naughty elephant | News | The Guardian

Face to Face in a River in Borneo.

“Face to Face in a River in Borneo.”
While looking for wild orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia, we witnessed the amazing sight of this huge male crossing a river, despite the fact there were crocodiles in the river.
Rapid growth of palm oil farming has depleted their habitat, and when pushed to the edge, these intelligent creatures have learned to adapt to the changing landscape,
This is proof, considering orangutans hate water and never venture into rivers.
I got five feet deep into the river to get this perspective.
Image Credit: Photograph by © Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan / 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Source: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic