Spring is pretty much on our doorsteps, and if we have something to make us look forward to Spring, then this photo is the one!
‘The Laughing Dormouse’ by Andrea Zampatti was chosen as a winner of the On Land category in the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
The small creature is photographed, beaming with happiness as it comfortably lays on a flower. It’s impossible not to smile back at this beautiful photo.
Whether the mouse is really laughing or just captured mid-yawn, the perfectly-timed photo is heartwarming.
It is pretty much exactly what we need to see during the last days of winter to boost our mood and get us ready for warm spring afternoons.
Zampatti doesn’t just capture adorable mice, but a whole range of creatures.
The confessed “wildlife lover” photographs all sorts of animals in the Northern Hemisphere.
From a curious bear in Finland “waiting for a hug” to a cheeky-looking wapiti in Yellowstone National Park with its tongue out, Zampatti seems particularly talented at capturing wildlife during their most endearing moments.
Zampatti seems particularly talented at capturing wildlife during their most endearing moments; here are some more of his photo’s to show his photography skills and the beauty of our wildlife: