A Raleighite is in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finals

Two of Jennifer Hadley’s photos are among the 40 finalists.

A sassy penguin on the Falkland Islands

Jennifer took “Talk to the Fin” on the Falkland Islands on her way to Antarctica in December 2017.

Photo by Jennifer Hadley

Raleigh wildlife photographer Jennifer Hadley is a finalist for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The competition harnesses funny animal photos to build empathy for wildlife and encourage conservation efforts. It’s her first time entering the contest and her photos are two of the 40 in the final round.

Jennifer is competing against photographers from around the world with her images of a sassy penguin on the Falkland Islands and a lion cub falling out of a tree in Tanzania (the cub landed on all fours and was OK). “I think the only thing hurt was his pride,” Jennifer told RALtoday.

Vote for your favorite photo by Sun., Nov. 27 — the winner will be announced Thurs., Dec. 8.

When Jennifer isn’t traveling, one of her favorite places to take photos in Raleigh is around Shelley Lake. “I love photographing the resident bald eagles and their babies every year,” Jennifer said.

A lion cub in Tanzania.

“Un-Cat Like Reflexes” was taken in Tanzania in January 2021.

Photo by Jennifer Hadley

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