The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – the world’s funniest photography competition has just announced the 40 Finalists for 2019 – and they are hilarious! Since its inception World Photo Adventure has supported this great initiative, showing the funny side of what can take place with our partners we share this great planet with. Not only does it give us all a laugh, sometimes just that knowing smile or a nod of the head but it’s all there – the funnier side of life, however it carries a serious message so as we smile or have a good belly laugh at the antics of our friends don’t forget to read the message 🙂
This year CWPA are really excited to have a brilliant message, which they are promoting on how be a ‘conservationist at home.’
- SHOP RESPONSIBLY.
Yup, this is super easy for everyone to do. For example; don’t buy products which have palm oil, because the palm oil plantations are destroying rainforests. Try and avoid un-recyclable products and one-use plastics/packaging.
- RESTRICT WATER USE AT HOME.
Ok, this is the thing, each time you flush the loo we send approx. 20 litres of water down the drain – seriously, it’s crazy. So..have shorter showers, water your garden less and stop flushing the loo every single time. This would save billions of litres of fresh water that could support our environment as well as supply homes and food for a global plethora of wildlife.
- BECOME A “WILD INFLUENCER.”
This is a special person who may be not a mega activist, but really, really cares about the environment and wants to do something to help. For more ideas, please go to: www.comedywildlifephoto.com
The competition, founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists, is a global, online and free to enter photography competition, showcasing seriously funny images of the earth’s most amazing wildlife. In addition to providing some light-hearted relief, the competition aims to highlight the extremely important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with the main competition partner – The Born Free Foundation.
Some of this year’s top Finalists include a waving Damselfly by Kevin Sawford, a rockin’ Marmot by Martina Gebert and a farting Penguin by Eric Keller. Something for everyone! The Winners will be announced on 13th November, with the Overall Winner winning an incredible one-week safari with Alex Walker’s Serian in the Masai Mara, Kenya as well as a unique handmade trophy from the Art Garage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The winners will be announced on the 13th November 2019 so enjoy all these lovely hilarious images and don’t forget to place your vote – see below!
Members of the public also get the chance to choose a winner, as once again, Affinity Photo are sponsoring the People’s Choice Award! For more details on how to vote for your favourite funny pic and to be in with a chance of winning a brand new Ipad – go to The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards website at www.comedywildlifephoto.com
All images are copyright © Comedy Wildlife Awards and the respective photographers.
There is a brand, new book out soon, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Vol. 3 by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, published by 535, and available to pre-order here
Featuring all of this year’s Finalists, plus a whole host of hilarious, unseen images from the competition that will have you giggling until Christmas!
As always, the competition is supported by a raft of fantastic sponsors and partners; The Born Free Foundation, Affinity photo, Amazing Internet, Think Tank, Alex Walker’s Serian, Spectrum Photo and Olympus Finland.