Welcome to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
What can I do to be a Conservationist at home?
We have a great list of things you can do at home to be a conservationist. Read it! Its fun.
The 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year is:
Taken in Botswana, the winning entry shows the wonderful moment of a cub and adult lion ‘playing’...although the thought of what might have happened next, truly makes the eyes water!
Commenting on the good news, Sarah said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be awarded the title as Overall Winner in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019. It certainly warms my heart to know that this image will spread some laughter and happiness around the world. I am happy to report that this cub continues to thrive in the pride, having seen her again in October this year. I can only hope and encourage everyone, as a collective to each do our part in the conservation of all wildlife species, so that future generations can enjoy them, in the same way that I have done during my career as a wildlife photographer. Long may lions walk the plains……….”
Sarah’s image wins her some incredible prizes. A fantastic safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya, courtesy of Alex Walker's Serian, along with the unique handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Tanzania, an Airport Advantage bag from THINK TANK, and an iPad preloaded with the Affinity Photo’s award-winning software.
This year has been fantastic, and it is almost unfair to have to select an outright winner. But thanks to all your entries we are managing to reach more and more people with our conservation message - the most important part of this competition.
Spread the word, and most importantly, come back next year with your entries, and for your chance to win our incredible prizes.
Paul, Tom and Michelle.
What on earth do they mean by "Conservation through Competition"?
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. Four years on and these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.
None of us are perfect, all of us at some point will fly somewhere, drive somewhere, cook something, burn something and probably provide some direct input into the general warming of the globe. Indirectly, we will also have some impact on the animals that share this planet with us. So the end result?
By entering this competition it gives both Paul and Tom and the rest of you talented photographers a chance to do a little bit for conservation. How? Well… you are now obviously going to go to your office, home, pub, club or wherever and talk about the dire need for us all to be conservationists in our own little way. Also, perhaps you will go to Born Free’s website and have a look at the work they do and spread that word as well.
It’s not a lot necessarily but it is the right step forwards. And one step leads to the next step. With your help and the help of Born Free, it’s way more than we could possibly have done without them and without you.
We hope that you feel the same way, keep clicking and keep appreciating the other living things that we live with.
Thanks, to all of you.
Paul and Tom
One of us is the Founder and an inspired wildlife photographer (@pj_hicks) and the other one is the grown up Chair of the Judges and Competition Director and Landscape photographer (yawn - but admittedly he has won not one but TWO awards...? Shut it Tom) (@sullamphoto)