Boxing roos and curious raccoons top entries for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

After receiving thousands of entries from around the world, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 has released some of its top contenders for this year’s competition, including a family of curious raccoons from Canada and a pair of fighting kangaroos from Australia.

Founded in 2015 by photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, the competition is meant to promote the conservation of wildlife by focusing on the lighter, more humorous aspects of wildlife photography. This year, 10 per cent of its total net revenue will be donated to the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program in Borneo.

“We think these wondrous shots show a side of wildlife that we don’t often get to see,” said co-founder Joynson-Hicks. “They remind us of the beauty, and comedy, in our natural world that needs protecting.”

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is free to enter and is open to both professional and amateur photographers. A total of 10 photographs can be entered across the six categories: Land, Air, Juniors (aged 16 and under), Portfolio (four images), Underwater, and Video Clips. This year’s top prize is a one-week safari in Kenya.

The competition closes on June 30, 2021. To find out more, visit the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards website.

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