Spring is almost here, and if there’s anything that can make us excited about it, it’s this shot!
Andrea Zampatti’s photograph “The Laughing Dormouse” won the On Land category of the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
The adorable creature is photographed as it relaxes on a flower, grinning with delight. It’s tough not to grin in response to this lovely photograph.
The wonderfully timed shot is sweet, whether the mouse is truly laughing or merely caught mid-yawn.
It’s just what we need to see in the waning days of winter to lift our spirits and prepare us for balmy spring evenings.
Zampatti not only captures lovely mice, but a wide variety of animals.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the self-proclaimed “nature enthusiast” pictures a wide range of creatures.