The competition recognises the skill – and sense of humour – involved in capturing wild animals at their most hilarious, in collaboration with The Born Free Foundation, a charity that helps to “Keep Wildlife in the Wild.”
Founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists, it’s a global, online and free to enter photography competition, showcasing funny images of wildlife.
Paul Joynson-Hicks said: “Every year we do this competition, it gets more and more exciting seeing how people visualise the funny sides of wildlife in the wild. And each year we see a wider variety of species doing funny things, whether it’s a very naughty penguin (which had my kids rolling around the floor in hysterics) or dancing lions, a chillin’ chimp or even bee-eaters having a shouting match – they’re hysterical!”
While the photos provide a light-hearted moment, the competition also aims to educate people on “how to be a conservationist at home.” Here are some of their tips:
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 approximately 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 winners will be announced on November 13, 2019. The Overall Winner will be awarded 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.
Scroll down to check out this year’s hilarious finalists…
See the rest of the finalists here.
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