Monday, December 28, 2015

Animals Are Comedic Geniuses

A finalist in the C'omedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
Image by Alison Buttigieg.
One piece of good news I learned as the year draws to a close is that somebody has come up with the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The winners are photographers who capture images of animals that just make us laugh.  

Apparently, there are a lot of them.  You have to scroll through the list of 2015 winners to really get a chuckle at these wonderful animals. I might be anthropomorphizing, but the animals in the photos exude such joy. 

The awards are the brainchild of Paul Joynson-Hicks, who is himself a wildlife photographer.

Says he on the wildlife comedy web site:

Finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Image by Charlie Davidson. 
"I often enter wildlife photography competitions (NB so far with very little success!) but I love seeing the funny pictures. Strangely enough, they are harder to come by than you might think."

The Comedy Wildlife Awards are partnered with the Born Free Foundation, which works to provent animal suffering and protect animal species.
The photos are judged on how funny, creative, dynamic and interesting they are, and on the technical proficiency of the photographer. The funnier the captions the better.

Obviously, the 2015 competition is closed, since the winners have already been announced, but let's hope this becomes an annual tradition so we can look forward to the 2016 winners.

Finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Image by Julie Hunt 

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