Updated: Apr 25, 2021
The finalists for the annual comedy wildlife photography awards have been revealed.
Founded in 2015 by wildlife photographers and conservation enthusiasts Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced the 44 finalists for 2020. With the winners being announced on October 22nd, here are a few of the finalists’ entries that are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Competition judges include competition director Tom Sullam, wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, head of picture desk for The Economist Celina Dunlop, managing director of Affinity Photo developer Serif Ashley Hewson, TV presenter Kate Humble, wildlife conservationist Bella Lack, co-founder of Amazing Internet Andrew Skirrow, online travel editor for The Telegraph Oliver Smith, and wildlife expert Will Travers OBE.
The comedy wildlife photography awards work alongside the Born Free Foundation to highlight “the importance of conserving our planets beautiful wildlife through a positive and upbeat message.”
The earlier winners are: Julian Rad in 2015 with the photo entitled Rush Hour, Adam Parsons in 2016 with Angel Bear, Tibor Kercz in 2017 with Help, Mary McGowan in 2018 with Caught In The Act, and Sarah Skinner in 2019 with Grab Life By The....
“In just four short years, this competition has gone from hilarious to utterly ridiculous humour - all provided to us by these fantastic animals” - Tom Sullam
To purchase these prints, or to view the rest of the 44 finalists, photo, click on one of the photos, which will take you to the Comedy Wildlife shop.
If you’d like to vote for your favourite Comedy Wildlife 2020 finalist to help them win the people’s choice award, click here.