Laughing snakes, otters “battling” with their baby and penguins having fun on the beach are some common sights in nature, but when caught by a photographer’s lens they become more than unusual and funny! The “Wildlife Comedy Photographer of the Year” contest selected the funniest pictures of animals and created a contest to choose the best clicks.
The competition, which has been in existence since 2015, aims to help promote the conservation of wild species and their habitats in a light and fun way. Other images selected this year feature an Australian kangaroo, a yawning monkey, and even a bird and a fish in an unusual position in Brazil’s Pantanal.
Professional and amateur photographers were able to participate in the competition. A panel of experts will select the winners. Those selected can win a safari in Kenya, a subscription to Affinity Photo (picture editing software), a ThinkThank camera bag and of course, the Wildlife Comedy Photographer of the Year grand prize.
“People love seeing these beautiful creatures in these silly situations – it reminds us that we are no different than them,” said Tom Sulan, one of the contest’s co-founders.
In addition to the artists, oranges will also be awarded: 10% of the proceeds raised in this year’s competition will go to Wild Orangutan, the preserve of the species in and around Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo.
Voting is also open to the public to choose the animal they find most enjoyable. just arrive contact until 10 October
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