2021 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Finalists
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced the finalists for its 2021 competition, showcasing hilarious photos of a ‘laughing’ vine snake, a ‘waving’ dragonfly and a monkey that looks like he regrets not wearing groin protection.
‘The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards was co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Johnson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, who wanted to create a competition that focused on the lighter side of wildlife photography and help promote wildlife conservation through humour,’ reads the competition’s press release. ‘This year, the competition is supporting Save Wild Orangutans by donating 10% of its total net revenue to the charity.’
In total, 42 photographs were selected as finalists, including additional entries in the Portfolio and Video categories. These finalists were narrowed down from more than 7,000 photographs submitted from around the globe. In the following gallery, we’re presenting 11 of the top 42 finalists.
The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021. You can find all 42 finalist photographs by visiting the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards website.
Aditya Kshirsagar — Laughing snake
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About this Photo: Vine snakes are very commonly seen snakes in western ghats of India. When approached they show aggression by opening their mouth wide open. Nothing to scare of this beautiful harmless Vine snake.I was happy to find it and smiling and It looks like he was smiling back at me.
Andrew Mayes — Monday Morning Mood
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About this photo: I took this shot while photographing a group of Pied starlings perched in a tree at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa. It perfectly sums up my mood on most Monday mornings 🙂
Andy Parkinson — Leaning post
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About this photo: A young cub decides to use his patient mother as a leaning post, the birds in the trees requiring closer inspection
Axel Bocker — Don’t worry. Be happy!
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About this photo: A Dragonfly early in the morning on a flower looks into my camera and it seems as if it laughing. The year 2020/2021 was very hard for everybody because of Corona. But when you go outside and watch carefully the Beauty of our nature, then problems seems to get less for me. So if I have a bad day this image make me give a smile back
Carol Taylor — Directing penguin
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About this photo: Two Gentoo penguins having a discussion after coming out of the surf
Charlie page — Peekaboo
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About this photo: I was photographing a group of goslings for a while when one broke away from the pack. It hid behind the leg of a bench for a few seconds before poking its little head out to say hello.
Gurumoorthy K — The Green Stylist
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Ken Jensen — Ouch!
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About this photo: A golden silk monkey in Yunnan China – this is actually a show of aggression however in the position that the monkey is in it looks quite painful!
Kevin Biskaborn — Quarantine Life
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About this photo: Isolated inside with your family eager to get out and explore the world? These eastern raccoon kits are too. Just when you think there’s no more room in the tree hollow, mother raccoon appears and displays just how compact the space is. The babies clambered all over their mom and each another, struggling to take a look at the exact same time. This photo was taken in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. After exploring a particular area with numerous tree hallows, I identified it as a hot spot for raccoon families. Since raccoons will move from den to den, often not spending more than one night at a time in a particular den, locating an area with numerous options is key to locating the animals. I stumbled across this family and immediately worked on leveling the camera with the hole to prevent an upward angle. When the camera and tripod were ready, the baby raccoons were extremely curious (and cooperative), sticking their heads out for a closer look!
Matthias Hammar — Welcome to Nature!
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About this photo: A red damselfly welcomes us into the world of macro nature. It was so amazing to see it climb up the straw, and pause at the intersection to say hi! 🙂
Roland Kranitz — I got you
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About this photo: I spent my days in my usual “gopher place” and yet again, these funny little animals haven’t belied their true nature.
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