Here are the winners and finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020. The Overall Winner of this year is Mark Fitzpatrick, for his amazing photograph entitled Terry the Turtle flipping the bird. Up against 7,000 incredible entries from all over the world, Mark’s image emerged as a clear favourite with the judges! The image was captured when he was swimming with the turtles off Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, Australia. In a stroke of brilliance, Mark managed to catch the moment when Terry’s flipper is pulling back as he swims towards the camera, which makes it appear as if the turtle is indeed flipping Mark the bird and really means it!!
As the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Mark wins a once in a lifetime safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya, with Alex Walker’s Serian, a unique handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Tanzania, a photography bag from THINK TANK, and a brand new NIKON camera.
Congratulations to all the Winners.
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Overall Winner – Mark Fitzpatrick
Terry the Turtle flipping the bird
I was swimming with this turtle at Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef when he flipped me the bird!
Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures on the Land Award – Charlie Davidson
Almost time to get up
The raccoon was just waking up and stretching. We have a raccoon in this tree every so often, sometimes for a night and sometimes for a month.
Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air Award – Tim Hearn
Hide and Seek
British As this Azure damselfly slowly woke up, he became aware of my presence. I was lined up to take a profile picture of his wings and body, but quite sensibly the damsel reacted to the human with the camera by putting the Marsh grass stem between me and it. I took the shot anyway. It was only later that I realised how characterful it was. And how much the damselfly looks like one of the muppets.
Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award – Roland Kranitz
O Sole Mio
It’s like he was just “singing” to me! 🙂 She had a very nice voice 🙂
Think Tank Photo Junior Category Winner – Olin Rogers
Lion cub, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
An African lion cub stalks his brother from atop a termite mound.
Amazing Internet Portfolio Award – Daisy Gilardini
A brown bear is lifting its leg to smell after a fart.. then collapses.
Highly Commended Winners
#1 Smiley by Arthur Telle Thiemenn
Parrot fish from El Hierro, Canary Islands… among a group of parrot fish I saw this one, with a crooked mouth, looking like it was smiling. I don’t know if it was caused by a fishing hook, or just something hard that it tried to bite. I concentrated on it, and it took me several minutes until I got this frontal shot… and yes, it made my day!
#2 Tough negotiations by Ayala Fishaimer
I was came across a foxes den while I was traveling, looking for some nature, in the nearby fields. I spent an entire magical morning with 4 cute fox cubs. At some point I noticed that one of the cubs start sniffing around, and a seconds after, he pulled this shrew (which he probably hid there earlier) out of the sand and started playing with it. after a while, the fox cub stood on the stone and threw the shrew in the air .. the shrew landed in such a way that it seemed as if they were having a conversation, and he is asking the fox “Please don’t kill me” It’s actually reminded me of a Scene from “The Gruffalo” story …
#3 Seriously, would you share some by Krisztina Scheeff
Atlantic Puffins are amazing flyers and their fishing talents are – well – as you see some do better than others! I just love the second Puffin’s look – can I just have one please?
#4 I had to stay late at work by Luis BurgueÃ±o
South sea elephant in patagonia (Isla Escondida) They adopt very curious gestures!
#5 Monkey Business by Megan Lorenz
While on a trip to Borneo, I had many opportunities to watch monkeys interacting with each other. These Pig-Tailed Macaques showed me a bit more than I bargained for! Don’t blame me…I just take the photos, I can’t control the wildlife! So many titles came to mind for this photo but I went with the safe “family-friendly” option and called it “Monkey Business”.
#6 Social distance, please! by Petr Sochman
This photo from January 2020 is the beginning of a scene which lasted approximately one minute and in which each of the birds used a foot to clean the partner’s beak. While the whole scene was very informative, this first photo with the male already holding his foot high in the air was just asking to be taken out of the context…
#7 It’s a Mocking Bird by Sally Lloyd-Jones
D72 I was hoping a Kingfisher would land on the “No Fishing” sign but I was over the moon when it landed for several seconds with a fish. It then flew off with it’s catch. It appeared to be mocking the person who erected the sign!
#8 Sun Salutation Class by Sue Hollis
We were surprised to see that Sea Lions actively practice Yoga. Guess they need to get their Zen as well.
#9 Fun For All Ages by Thomas Vijayan
Shooting the most common is the most challenging thing. Langurs are very common but waiting for a right movement is very challenging and needs lots of patience. Photography is not about quantity I consider it more of a quality and a story telling frame which can put a smile in someone’s heart. In 2014 I had made 15 trips to India in search of a perfect frame out of these trips, in one of the trip I could only get this frame and I am more than happy with this picture – A playful monkey with its family is a special frame for me.
#10 The race by Yevhen Samuchenko
My friends and I walked in the center of the small town of Hampi in India. There was a bicycle parking nearby. Suddenly a flock of langurs jumped on these bicycles and began to frolic. We were afraid to frighten them away, I started taking pictures from afar, but then we came very close to them and the langurs continued to play with bicycles.
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