The results of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 were revealed on the BBC’s The One Show, with an image of a golden silk monkey on a wire by Ken Jensen entitled ‘Ouch!’ taking the top spot.
Over 7,000 images were submitted to the photography competition.
“It was an amazing turnout, especially given the impact of the pandemic,” says co-founder says Paul Joynson-Hicks. “The huge number of images we receive every year illustrates the appetite there is to engage with conservation and reminds us that wildlife truly is incredible and hilarious and, we must do all we can to protect it.”
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards was co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam who wanted to create a competition that focused on the lighter side of wildlife photography and help promote wildlife conservation through humour.
This year, the competition is supporting Save Wild Orangutans by donating 10% of its total net revenue to the charity. The initiative safeguards wild orangutans in and around Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo.
The ten winning images from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards:
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.