Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022 - finalists
Here are the finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022, which have just been announced. The winners will be announced in December
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates those lighter and funnier sides of wildlife photography. Now in its eighth year, the competition organisers have released the finalists for 2022.
About the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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, humorous side of wildlife photography but also had an important role in promoting wildlife conservation at its heart.
Every year the competition supports a sustainable conservation organisation, and in 2022, they are working with Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) a UK charity that supports conservation leaders working in their home countries across the Global South. Over 29 years it has channelled £20 million to more than 200 conservationists in 80 countries.
“With so much going on in the world, we could all use a bumper dose of fun and laughter and this year’s finalists have definitely delivered that!" says Tom Sullam. "When you see these amazing photographs like the one of an elephant seal, trying to use his neighbour’s head as pillow (and we’ve all been there) or a wallaby at sunset, seemingly about to launch another wallaby into space, it makes you smile and wonder at the incredible animals that are on this earth with us, and we love that about the competition”
Voting is now open for members of the public to choose their favourite shot in the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award. Votes can be cast at www.comedywildlifephoto.com until 27 November 2022. And if you vote, you could be in with the chance of winning a cash prize of £500.
The Overall Winner, Category and Highly Commended Winners are set to be announced on 8th December.