Incredible image shows penguins hanging out as one snubs his mate

A PENGUIN flips off his friendas thousands compete for a top comedy photo gong.

The winning pic, taken on the Ilhas Malvinas, shows two gentoo penguins hanging out before one snubs his mate with a fin.

Cold shoulder - a penguin snubs another bird

Cold shoulder - a penguin snubs another bird
Fish and lips - these two seem to pose for the camera

Fish and lips - these two seem to pose for the camera
Yawn free - the beast gapes its mouth behind heron

Yawn freethe beast gapes its mouth behind heron

The hilarious foto, taken by American photographer Jennifer Hadley, won a public vote to be named the funniest animal snap of 2022.

De outros top photos include a hungry hippo ready to feast on a heron, and a one-eyed owl peering out from a pipeline.

Algum 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.

Wounded pride - a lion cub runs head first into a tree trunk

Wounded pride - a lion cub runs head first into a tree trunk
Eyes old owl - the bird of prey peeps out of a pipe

Eyes old owlthe bird of prey peeps out of a pipe