This year’s Wildlife Photography Awards features 40 finalists with hilarious images of animals in playful poses. The competition generated 3,500 entries from 86 countries around the world.
Tanzanian photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded these awards to emphasise the conservation of wildlife. “Conservation was always at the heart of the competition, along with the fact that people seemed to enjoy images of animals doing entertaining things!” said Sullam in a statement.
This annual contest, they explain, responds to “the need for a photography competition that is light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things".
“Raising awareness through photography, getting people involved and using humor as a positive reinforcement of the good things, rather than focusing on the negative imagery that has historically been used,” he added.
“The images are shortlisted by how funny they are and the technical quality of their photograph,” Joynson-Hicks explained. In addition to this year’s competition, CWPA has published two books: the "Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards" and "Wild and Crazy: Photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards."
Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards will be announced on December 14th.
To see all the 40 finalists.
Source : Forbes | Enca.com