A PENGUIN flips off his friend – as thousands compete for a top comedy photo gong.
The winning pic, taken on the Falkland Islands, shows two gentoo penguins hanging out before one snubs his mate with a fin.
The hilarious snap, taken by American photographer Jennifer Hadley, won a public vote to be named the funniest animal snap of 2022.
Other top photos include a hungry hippo ready to feast on a heron, and a one-eyed owl peering out from a pipeline.
Some 5000 comedy snaps were competing to win the Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Hadley also scooped the top judges prize for her shot of a lion cub displaying not-so cat-like reflexes as it ploughs head first into a tree.