Photos: Hilarious Animal Antics

Setting up the perfect selfie

owlet taking selfies

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An owlet gets his GoPro set up before capturing some selfies in Cape Coral, Florida in May, 2015

Some side-eye

owl giving side-eye

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An owl gives some side-eye to the photographer in Santa Rosa, Argentina

Oh hey!

polar bear waving

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A baby polar bear waves for the camera in Manitoba, Canada in March 2015.

Smiling faces

snowy owl

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A snowy owl smiles for the camera in Ontario Canada.

Conducting an orchestra

squirrel conducting an orchestra

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A squirrel seems to be conducting a tiny forest orchestra using a flower stem as his baton in this photo taken in October 2016.


turtle hitching a ride

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A leopard turtle hitches a ride on a friend's back in Tarangire National park, Tanzania

The dance of love

ants tango

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Two weaver or fire ants are captured in a passionate tango near Bata, Indonesia in 2016.

Yonder behind that tree

two rams pointing

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One bighorn ram points out something very interesting to another in Gardiner, Montana, during the rutting season.

Hee haw

zebra grinning for the camera

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This zebra was spotted with a group of zebras near Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania when he turned and grinned at the photographer.

Tia Ghose
Managing Editor

Tia is the managing editor and was previously a senior writer for Live Science. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, and other outlets. She holds a master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington, a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Tia was part of a team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that published the Empty Cradles series on preterm births, which won multiple awards, including the 2012 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.