The contest also helps highlight a very influential message.
The winners of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced… And let’s just say that they’re too cute for words. (But we’ll try to break it down for you.)
Lonely Planet has been encouraging “conservation through competition” for the past four years, and we’ve got to admit — we never thought we’d witness anything more adorable than this. Aside from spreading laughter throughout the world wide web, the Comedy wildlife Photography Awards encourage its applicants to get excited about showcasing the important message of wildlife conservation!
The organization discusses how easy it is to contribute to general warming of the globe on their site, and ties it to the indirect impact that it has on the animals that we share the planet with. Founders Paul and Tom believe that the photography competition gives people the chance to spread awareness of conservation in their own way, which counts as a step in the right path!
Check out some of the entry winners from this year’s contest…
Overall Winner: Grab Life By The…! by Sarah Skinner
Spectrum Photo, Creatures In The Air Award: Family Disagreement by Vlado-Pirsa
Olyumpus, Creatures Under Water Award: Oh My! by Harry Walker
Highly Commended Winners: Waltz Gone Wrong by Alastair Marsh
Highly Commended Winners: Chest Bump by Tom Mangelsen
Highly Commended Winners: Laid Back by Tom Mangelsen
Highly Commended Winners: Squirrel Wishes by Geert Weggan
Highly Commended Winners: Dancing… Yeah! by Martina Gebert
Highly Commended Winners: Surfing… South Atlantic Style by Elmar Weiss
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards received over 4000 entries from photographers residing in 68 different countries around the world. Sarah Skinner’s image has won her a fantastic safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya; a 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!
Hopefully, these photos helped brighten your day and have inspired you to appreciate other living things on our planet just as much as it did for us. Find out how you can participate in the 2020 round for free by subscribing to Lonely Plant’s mailing list.
To view more photo entries or learn about what you can do at home to be a conservationist, click here!
Featured photo: @jamesvodicka
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