After selecting their finalists and sharing the adorable collection, the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is almost at the end to announce this year’s winner.
This years contestants showed us a glimpse into the world of our lively, and lovable, animal kingdom. Since the competition began in 2015, it has seen a magnificent expansion in the variety of animals. This year’s contest will have the widest variety of photo of animals in competition history. From a “giggling” baby seal to a grumpy bird to a tiger seeming like she's lifting a log, there's so much to see and enjoy in this years photos.
But this type of photographs definitely takes huge skill and patience to capture these animals behaviours. Some some photographers even go to the lengths to follow an animal for years to cultivate trust in order to get the best snaps possible.
Forty-two single images, as well as portfolio and video finalists, were placed on a shortlist, and all are waiting for the big announcement in mid-October.
Awards co-founder Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE explained that, “We were overwhelmed with the number and quality of entries we received this year, with well over 7,000 photos submitted from every corner of the globe. It was an amazing turnout, especially given the impact of the pandemic. The huge number of images we receive every year illustrates the appetite there is to engage with conservation and reminds us that wildlife truly is incredible and hilarious and, we must do all we can to protect it.”
This year, 10% of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’ total net revenue will go to supporting Save Wild Orangutans. This initiative helps safeguard wild orangutans in and around Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo.
Take a look at some of the funny finalists below.
Taken at Jim Corbett National Park India.
“I have been following the family of a tigress called Paaro in India's Jim Corbett National Park for many years. This is her daughter who has stood on her hind limbs to be able to scratch her face with a log. But, it appears as if she is carrying the log on her shoulders.”
“Missed” by Lea Scaddan, Perth, Australia.
Animal: Western Grey Kangaroo
Location of shot: Perth, Western Australia
“Two Western Grey Kangaroos were fighting and one missed kicking him in the stomach.”
Nicolas de Vaulx, Draguignan, France.
Location of shot: France
“This raccoon spends his time trying to get into houses out of curiosity and perhaps also to steal food.”
Chu Han Lin, Taipei, Taiwan.
Location of shot: Tainan, Taiwan
Location of shot: Wisconsin Rapids WI
“There is a great big pine tree with a small to medium sized hole in it near my house where a young raccoon has called this home for the past year. Well this year it appears that the little raccoon has outgrown it's tiny home as it barely fits!”