The funniest wildlife photography competition in the world set up by Paul Joynson-Hicks, Tom Sullam and Michelle Woods, has reached its 2021 awards conclusion and announced that the Overall Winner of this year’s competition is Ken Jensen, keen amateur photographer from Blackburn, UK, for his amazing photograph entitled ‘Ouch!’
Please click on the images for a look at the winners.
OVERALL COMPETITION WINNER – Ken Jensen
IMAGE: A golden silk monkey in Yunnan, China — this is actually a show of aggression though in the position that the monkey is in it looks quite painful!
Photograph: Ken Jensen/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Lets’ take a look at the category Winners entries.
ALEX WALKER’S SERIAN CREATURES ON THE LAND AWARD – Arthur Trevino
IMAGE: ‘When this Bald Eagle missed on its attempt to grab this prairie dog, the prairie dog jumped towards the eagle and startled it long enough to escape to a nearby burrow. A real David vs Goliath story!’
Photograph: Arthur Trevino/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
SPECTRUM PHOTO CREATURES IN THE AIR AWARD & AFFINITY PHOTO PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – John Spiers
IMAGE: ‘I was taking pics of pigeons in flight when this leaf landed on the bird’s face.’
Photograph: John Spiers/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
CREATURES UNDER THE WATER AWARD – Chee Kee Teo.
IMAGE: A smooth-coated otter ‘bit’ its baby otter to bring it back to and fro for a swimming lesson.
Photograph: Chee Kee Teo/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
AMAZING INTERNET PORTFOLIO AWARD – Vicki Jauron
IMAGE: An elephant expresses his joy in taking a mud bath against the dead trees on the shores of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe on a hot afternoon.
Photograph: Vicki Jauron/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
VIDEO CATEGORY WINNER – Rahul Lakhmani
Video: Rahul Lakhmani/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNERS X 10
Roland Kranitz’s, Spermophile.
IMAGE: ‘I spent my days in my usual “gopher place” and yet again, these funny little animals haven’t belied their true nature.’
Photograph: Roland Kranitz/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: A young brown bear descending from a tree looks like s/he is playing hide and seek.
Photograph: Pal Marchhart/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: Two Western Grey Kangaroos were fighting and one missed kicking him in the stomach.
Photograph: Lea Scaddan/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Nicolas de VAULX
IMAGE: This raccoon spends his time trying to get into houses out of curiosity and perhaps also to steal food.
Photograph: Nicolas de VAULX/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: The little raccoon cups are telling secrets to each other
Photograph: Jan Piecha/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: This Proboscis monkey could be just scratching its nose on the rough bark, or it could be kissing it. Trees play a big role in the lives of monkeys. Who are we to judge…
Photograph: Jakub Hodan/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: The Indian chameleon, Western Ghats
Photograph: Gurumoorthy K/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: Bald Eagles will use the same nest for years, even decades, adding new material to it at the beginning and throughout the nesting season. Normally, they are highly skilled at snapping branches off of trees while in flight.
Possibly tired from working nonstop all morning on a new nest, this particular Bald Eagle wasn’t showing its best form. Yes, sometimes they miss.
Although this looks painful, and it might very well be, the eagle recovers with just a few sweeping wing strokes, and choses to rest a bit before making another lumber run.
Photograph: David Eppley/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Chu Han Lin
IMAGE: Mudskipper, Taiwan
Photograph: Chu Han Lin/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
IMAGE: Two Kamchatka bear cubs square up for a celebratory play fight having successfully navigated a raging torrent (small stream!)
Photograph: Andy Parkinson/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Published with thanks to Paul, Tom and Michelle, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021.
Photographs curated by Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com
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