Even this year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 has reached its conclusion and is proud to announce that the OVERALL WINNER of this year’s competition is Mark Fitzpatrick, for his amazing photograph entitled Terry the Turtle flipping the bird.
Although this is a very difficult year all over the world, there were a lot of photography and wildlife enthusiasts who participated in the contest. Seven thousand shots were sent to the scrutiny of the judges who eventually decreed Mark Fitzpatrick as the winner.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 winner’s first comment was: “A huge thank you to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, I’m stoked and honoured to be awarded the Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2020. It’s been amazing to see the reaction to my photo of Terry the Turtle flipping the bird, with Terry giving people a laugh in what has been a difficult year for many, as well as helping spread an important conservation message. Hopefully Terry the Turtle can encourage more people to take a moment and think about how much our incredible wildlife depend on us and what we can do to help them. Flippers crossed that this award puts Terry in a better mood the next time I see him at Lady Elliot Island!”
Every passing year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards becomes more prominent. This is thanks to the commitment of the founders of the competition Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam who, in addition to being professional photographers, are also lovers of wildlife. This competition, we want to remember, has as its main purpose the aid to the conservation of wildlife, in fact one of the main partners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is the Born Free Foundation. More details can be found on the official website www.comedywildlifephoto.com.
The Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public went to Roland Kranitz for his charming shot of a singing Spermophile taken in Hungary entitled ‘O Sole Mio!’ The Animals of the Land Category Award was won by Charlie Davidson with ‘Almost time to get up’ of the backend of a raccoon seemingly stuck in the entrance of his nest in a hollow tree trunk.
Other category winners included Tim Hearn’s mesmerizing shot ‘Hide and Seek’ of an Azure Damselfly doing a brilliant impression of Beaker from The Muppets, hiding behind a stem of marsh grass which won the Spectrum Photo Creatures of the Air Category Award and Daisy Gilardini, was awarded the Amazing Internet Portfolio Award for ‘Deadly Fart’ a series of 4 wonderful images depicting a playful brown bear having fun in Alaska. This year, the winner of the Video Category Award went to Dipali Shah whose awesome clip of a giraffe scratching his back from inside a bush topped this category and youngster Olin Rogers, was triumphant in the Think Tank Photo Junior Category, with his shot of two lion cubs playing in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
In addition to the Category Winners, there were 10 entries that were recognised as Highly Commended Winners: Arturo Telle Thiemann, Thomas Vijayan, Krisztina Scheeff, Megan Lorenz, Ayala Fishaimer, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Luis Bergue, Sue Hollis, Petr Sochman and Yevhen Samuchenko.
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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
Title: It's A Mocking Bird!
Description: I was hoping a Kingfisher would land on the "No Fishing" sign but I was over the moon when it landed for several seconds with a fish. It then flew off with it's catch. It appeared to be mocking the person who erected the sign!
Animal: A Kingfisher
Location of shot: Near Kirkcudbright