The wait is finally over.
The winners for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced.
On Tuesday, all of the winners were declared on BBC’s The One Show.
Countless people entered the competition, but only one person could be named the overall winner.
And the winner is…
Ken Jensen for his hilarious photo of a golden silk monkey on a wire in Yunnan, China, with the caption, “ouch!”
The 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year. .Photographer and our newest winner: KEN JENSEN 🎉🍾🥂.Animal:…
“Although hilarious to us humans, and probably the best example of anthropomorphism, this was actually (and ironically) a show of aggression – as the male monkey warned off competing males from the female monkeys’,” posted the host of the competition.
Aside from the prestigious title of “2021 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year”, Jensen won a handmade trophy and a one-week safari trip in Kenya.
But he wasn’t the only winner.
There were five category winners and a people’s choice, that differed from the judges.
Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures on the Land Award
Arthur Trevino won this category with Ninja Prairie Dog.
“When this Bald Eagle missed on its attempt to grab this prairie dog, the prairie dog jumped towards the eagle and startled it long enough to escape to a nearby burrow. A real David vs Goliath story!.”
Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air Award & People’s Choice winner
One of my favorites as well.
The People have voted, and they didn’t agree with our judges!! And so the Affinity Peoples Choice Award for 2021 goes to…
John Speirs has made numerous people laugh with his shot of a pigeon as a leaf blew in its face. The caption is almost as good as the photo, “I guess summer’s over”.
Creatures Under the Sea Award
Otters are so entertaining, so it comes as no surprise that a photo of an otter won this category.
Click here to see Chee Kee Teo’s Time For School photo and many other honorable mentions.
Video Category Winner
Check out Rahul Lakhmani’s winning video titled, “Hugging Best Friend After Lockdown”.
Amazing Internet Portfolio Award
Vicki Jauron took home this win with her shots of an elephant enjoying a mud bath.
This years PORTFOLIO winner is Vicki Jauron @vicjauron. The judges felt this collection of 4 images told a brilliant…
The winners not only captured wild animals at the right moment but also captioned the photos perfectly.
The judges and host of the competition were blown away by all the amazing shots. They said, “Thanks so much for being part of the Awards – you absolutely smashed it!”
The annual contest spreads joy, laughter, and smiles around the world while also promoting wildlife conservation. Find out more details on their website.
Everyone is encouraged to join in on the fun, so grab your camera and start snapping. You could be the winner next year.Whizzco