The funniest and most popular photography competition in the world, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 has reached its conclusion and is proud to announce that the OVERALL WINNER of this year’s competition is Ken Jensen, a keen amateur photographer from Blackburn for his amazing photograph entitled ‘Ouch!
The Competition Winners were revealed on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ in front of millions of viewers, a first for the competition that has seen its popularity grow and grow despite only being created 7 years ago. Up against 7,000 hilarious entries from across the globe, Ken’s image of a Golden Silk Monkey, looking a little more than uncomfortable, just pipped the others photos to the top title.
The winning image was captured on the bridge that runs over the river Xun in the Lonsheng Gorge, Yunnan, in China during a family holiday in 2016. The monkeys roam freely in the forest area, playing on the bridge in family groups and are very inquisitive of humans and not at all shy. This particular male monkey was actually showing a sign of aggression as he sat on one of the supporting wires, but as Ken’s fabulous shot shows-timing is everything.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards launched in 2015 by a pair of professional photographers who wished to promote wildlife conservation through humor, the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards received over 7,000 entries from around the world this year, and 42 of those submissions have been selected as finalists. 10% of the net revenue from this year’s awards will be donated to the charity Save Wild Orangutans.
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#1 Overall Winner by Ken Jensen
Golden Silk Monkey, China
A golden silk monkey in Yunnan China – this is actually a show of aggression however in the position that the monkey is in it looks quite painful!
#2 Affinity Photo People’s Choice Winner by John Speirs
I guess summer’s over
Pigeon, Oban, Argyll, Scotland
I was taking pics of pigeons in flight when this leaf landed on the bird’s face.
#3 Creatures of Land Winner by Arthur Trevino
Ninja Prairie Dog!
Bald Eagle, Longmont, USA
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!
#4 Creatures of Water Winner by Chee Kee Teo
Time for school
Smooth-coated otter, Singapore
A smooth-coated otter “bit” its baby otter to bring it back to and fro for swimming lesson.
#5 Portfolio Category Winner by Vicki Jauron
The Joy of a Mud Bath
Elephant, Matusadona Park, Zimbabwe.
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.
#6 Highly Commended by Andy Parkinson
Brown Bear Cubs, Kamchatka Peninsula, Far East Russia
Two Kamchatka bear cubs square up for a celebratory play fight having successfully navigated a raging torrent (small stream!)
#7 Highly Commended by Chu han lin
See who jumps high
#8 Highly Commended by David Eppley
Majestic and Graceful Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle, South west Florida, USA
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.
#9 Highly Commended by Gurumoorthy K
The Green Stylist
Indian chameleon, Western Ghats
#10 Highly Commended by Jakub Hodan Treehugger
Proboscis Monkey, Borneo
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…
#11 Highly Commended by Jan Piecha
Raccoon, Kassel, Germany
The little raccoon cups are telling secrets to each other
#12 Highly Commended by Lea Scaddan
Kangaroo, Perth, Western Australia
Two Western Grey Kangaroos were fighting and one missed kicking him in the stomach.
#13 Highly Commended by Nicolas de VAULX
How do you get that damn window open?
This raccoon spends his time trying to get into houses out of curiosity and perhaps also to steal food.
#14 Highly Commended by Pal Marchhart
Brown Bear, Hargita Mountains, Romania
A young bear descending from a tree looks like he/she is playing hide and seek.
#15 Highly Commended by Roland Kranitz
I got you
I spent my days in my usual “gopher place” and yet again, these funny little animals haven’t belied their true nature.
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