Wildlife of all types were all around Julia Cook as she grew up in Wyoming, which is what motivated her to pursue a career as a wildlife photographer. She has been sharing her most magnificent images for the past three years, and people have adored them. However, she recently decided it may be amusing to share some funny nature images, and she was unprepared for the response she received.
Cook has always aimed for flawless, artistic images of the local fauna, but not all of his attempts are successful.
In a recent interview, Cook shared: “The funny wildlife photos are a complete accident. Often, I don’t even notice I’ve captured a funny moment until going through my images on my computer. I’ve learned wildlife is just like us — they all have their goofy moments.”
She thought others would be able to identify to the adorable uncomfortable creatures in her images of startled deer and funny bears, so she decided to post them on TikTok. Boy, was she right.
Cook stated, “In the past, I never published any humorous wildlife shots and instead chose to upload the dramatic and more awe-inspiring pictures of animals. “I was astonished by how much interest the humorous nature photographs generated, with individuals asking to buy prints or download digital versions to use as phone wallpaper. The humorous images of nature, in my opinion, effectively highlight the connections between ourselves and the animals while also highlighting their own characteristics.
Cook does have a few favorites among the numerous absurd animal pictures she has gathered over the years.
My favorite humorous wildlife image has a grizzly cub that appears to be grinning, according to Cook. “I’ve been watching this cub for the past three years, and she simply has such a charming and funny attitude, which I think is captured in the picture.”
It can be hard to decide, though.
… since there are many deserving people to choose from.
Cook still enjoys photographing more sombre photographs of the natural world and wildlife, but she also enjoys her humorous new field and is eager to share more absurd animal images in the future.