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Since the competitors started in 2015, the Comedy Wildlife Images Awards have captured some of the funniest moments in the animal kingdom. This year’s winners and finalists include things like a clumsy elephant mud tub, a gossiping gaggle of raccoons, and a younger otter’s swimming lesson.
A panel of judges reviewed thousands of submissions from photographers around the globe ahead of picking out the winners for each and every of the groups, which include air, sea, and land animals. The winning impression for the people’s alternative award class is left up to customers of the public. The general winner gets a handmade trophy from Tanzania and a weeklong safari in Kenya, per Rachel Treisman for NPR.
This year’s grand prize winner was Ken Jensen, who claimed the best location for his image titled “Ouch!” of a male golden silk monkey in China. John Speirs won the Affinity Picture People’s Option Award for his picture of a pigeon becoming smacked on the confront with a leaf, and Arthur Trevino won the Animals of the Land classification with a dramatic shot of a faceoff among a prairie pet and a bald eagle, experiences Well known Photography‘s Harry Guinness.
The contest is far more than a lighthearted celebration of the organic world—it aims to be a device for species conservation. Organizers donate a portion of their contest revenue to conservation projects and this year, proceeds are going to the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Software in Borneo.
“The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards was born from the have to have for a wildlife photography level of competition that was gentle-hearted, unpretentious and importantly, could make a big difference to animals and our organic environment,” according to the contest organizers. The awards “use humor as a tool to provide audiences in on the broader tale about conservation.”
Following year’s Comedy Wildlife Pictures Awards will open up for entrants in spring 2022. The full list of winners and finalists is accessible on the competition web site.
Here is a assortment of the winning visuals:
General Winner: Ken Jensen, “Ouch!”
Creatures Less than the Sea Award: Chee Kee Teo, “Time for college”
Remarkably Recommended Winner: Jakub Hodan, “Treehugger”
Creatures on the Land Award: Arthur Trevino, “Ninja Prairie Pet!”
Incredible World-wide-web Portfolio Award: Vicki Jauron, “The Pleasure of a Mud Bathtub”
Highly Recommended Winner: Chu han lin, “See who jumps superior”
Highly Recommended Winner: Pal Marchhart, “Peekaboo”
Very Commended Winner: Lea Scaddan, “Missed”
Creatures in the Air Award and Affinity Image People’s Alternative Award: John Speirs, “I guess summer’s over”
Remarkably Commended Winner: Andy Parkinson, “Let’s dance”