The Comedy Wildlife Photography Competition is without a doubt our favourite.
All beautifully photographed with perfect comedy timing and a strong conservation message. Working alongside international wildlife charity The Born Free Foundation, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes to share with the public the true playfulness of the animal kingdom.
However, there is a serious message behind the competition to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment for the world’s creatures.
In it’s third year running, founded by wildlife photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the competition has become a huge success.
“In just three years, this competition has gone from hilarious to utterly ridiculous humor, all provided to us by these fantastic animals,” said co-founder Tom Sullam.
The winners will be announced on November 15.
“The essence of the competition is to raise awareness of the wildlife that we live with,” said Tom Sullam, one of the judges/founders of the competition. “Comedy is an essential part of our lives, and there are thousands of occasions when pets and wild animals alike behave in a funny manner.”
The book, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Vol. 2, by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullan will be published on October 4th.
This year there is a brand new category: the Affinity People’s Choice Award. This is sponsored by the Born Free Foundation where the public votes and the winner gets an iPad.
The overall winner will be named the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year, taking a handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and a week-long safari with Alex Walker’s Serian, which organises exclusive safari camps in the prime wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania.