The competition enters its sixth year in 2020 and they are open for entries until June 30.
The world of animals is truly wild, mysterious, and exciting. We have seen some of the most stunning photos of the most exotic beasts in the past, but that's only one side to them. During this tense time in all our lives, we could all use some well-deserved reassurance that the natural world is thriving with many quirky sights to show. Here are some of the most amusing and hilarious pictures among a wide range of animal species.
These amazing photos were all entries to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020. From an Alaskan brown bear appearing to dance with its paws mid-air to a cool northern pygmy owl giving the viewer a lazy wink, these are undoubtedly the best animal photos we've seen all year. The competition will be entering its sixth year in 2020 and they are open for entries until June 30, CNN reports.
It's open for amateur and professional photographers alike and they will select an overall winner and finalists for different categories from thousands of candid photos of animals in the wild.
The founders of the competition have decided to share some of the best images they've received so far to get us all in a happy mood amidst the pandemic. Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, co-founders and professional photographers, are out on a mission to promote conservation of wildlife and natural habitats.
"The pictures coming in this year are particularly poignant, and we are thrilled to have so many strong contenders already," Sullam said in a statement. "The world is experiencing unprecedented upheaval, but the single brightest light coming out of the gloom is the positive impact on the climate that our self-imposed lockdown has created. Sadly though, many conservation efforts are losing funding and our competition exists to keep raising awareness, a smile, and hopefully support wild animals around the world."
“There are two important parts to this competition,” the Comedy Wildlife Photographer Award explains. “First, it exists to recognize great photography, and more importantly great photography that has captured a wild animal doing something so funny that makes us snort into our cup of tea. Second, to raise the issue of conservation through a humorous, upbeat and positive association with these animals.”