A selection of 21 of the finalist entries to the dynamic and fun 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, the competition with conservation at its heart.
The 2021 Comedy Wildlife Finalists Just Announced!!!
We are delighted to reveal 21 of the top shortlist of the 2021 Awards and there are some beauties. There’s a giggling seal, a giraffe-riding monkey, a laughing snake and quite a lot of impressive dance moves from various entries. Even the humble but hilarious pigeon is honoured this year. Isn’t WILDLIFE amazing?!
Born from a passion for wildlife, and decades of experience living & working in East Africa, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards began its life modestly in 2015 as a photographic competition.
Since then, steered by its founders, Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, it has grown into a globally renowned competition seen by millions of people every year, and always with wildlife conservation at its heart.
The free competition, open to wildlife photography experts and novices, celebrates the hilarity of our natural world and highlights what we need to do to protect it. From a surprised otter to a swearing turtle, Comedy Wildlife’s photographs transcend cultures and ages to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Scroll down for 21 of the 46 shortlist entries in no particular order and, for fun, captioned by us and not the original photographers. You can make up your own captions.
HOW TO TAKE GREAT WILDLIFE PHOTOS
Taking pictures of animals in the outdoors can be an exciting way to experience nature, but it can also be challenging to get really great shots. To capture beautiful images of animals, it first helps to have an understanding of fundamental photography concepts. Once you have the fundamentals down, there are several things you can do to improve your chances of getting that great wildlife shot. Here’s are 10 tips from REI for taking better wildlife photos: