16 Winning Photos Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

16 Winning Photos Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022


Here are the winning photos of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022. The Overall Winner of this year’s competition is Jennifer Hadley, for her classic photograph of a lion cub losing its grip on a tree trunk entitled “Not so cat-like reflexes”. This shot also won the Creatures of the Land category.

Up against 5,000 incredible entries from over 85 countries around the world, Jennifer’s image fought off fierce competition in the closest voting ever! The image was captured in the Serengeti, Tanzania when Jennifer managed to capture that moment a young 3-month-old cub tries to descend from a tree, and it didn’t go so well. “It was probably his first time in a tree” Jennifer said of the image ‘and he decided to just go for it.’ And luckily for us, Jenn.

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#1 Overall Winner: “Not so cat-like reflexes” by Jennifer Hadley

This 3 month old cub and his sibling were in a tree. The other lionesses were in other trees and on the ground. He wanted to get down and walked all over the branches looking for the right spot and finally just went for it. It was probably his first time in a tree and his descent didn’t go so well. He was just fine though after landing on the ground. He got up and ran off with some other cubs.


#2 Winner Of Affinity Photo 2 People’s Choice Award: “Talk To The Fin!” by Jennifer Hadley

This was shot on the Falkland Islands. These two gentoo penguins were hanging out on the beach when one shook himself off and gave his mate the snub.


#3 Winner Of Air Award: “Misleading African Viewpoints 2” By Jean Jacques Alcalay

Hippo yawning next to a heron standing on the back of another hippo.


#4 Winner Of Junior Award: “I CU Boy !” By Arshdeep Singh

Few hundred miles away we went to explore wildlife of a small town named ‘Bikaner’. It was after almost a year I travelled because of covid. We hired a guide to explore places around. During last day of our trip we came across a pipe in a city where we spotted an owlet. I have earlier clicked owls in a pipe before so I was sure that I wasn’t mistake. We waited for a short while and it didn’t take a long time and one of the spotted owlet came out of the pipe. It was really funny when he came out and looked at me straight, before going inside he closed one of his eyes and felt like he wanted to say I CU boy ! and I immediately snapped a picture when he gave this pose.


#5 Winner Of Underwater Category: “Say Cheeeese” By Arturo Telle Thiemann

A couple of triggerfish looking into the camera, captured at the Azores.Even they may look funny, these fish can be quite aggressive. In this case they didn’t attempt to bite me, but the domeport of my camera housing ended up with some scratches… life is hard… at least it wasn’t me who was hurt.


#6 Portfolio Winner: “Football Dream” By Jia-Chen

Coopers Hawk, Ontario, Canada.


#7 Highly Commended: “Fight Back” By John Chaney

This salmon decides to punch the bear in the face rather than be lunch.


#8 Highly Commended: “Excuse Me… Pardon Me!” By Ryan Sims

A duckling walking/waddling across a turtle covered log at the Juanita wetlands, the duckling fell off after a few turtle crossings, it was cute.


#9 Highly Commended: “Jumping Jack” By Alex Pansier

A red squirrel jumps during a rainstorm, so you can see the drops flying around.


#10 Highly Commended: “I’m Gonna Strangle You!” By Emmanuel Do Linh San

I was following a group of meerkats on foot in the Kalahari Trails Game Reserve, in South Africa. Most individuals, including adults, were in a playful mood. It gave me a unique opportunity to capture very interesting and dynamic interactions between some members of the group. In the photo that I have selected, there is no aggression between individuals, but rather an interaction that reminds us of humans when one of your friends jokes about you and you pretend to strangle them and, in response, they open their mouth like a simpleton.


#11 Highly Commended: “Monkey Wellness Centre” By Federica Vinci

Walking near a cambodian temple where groups of wild monkeys lived, I came across this scene: a wild monkey in total relax, while its friend was taking care of it.


#12 Highly Commended: “Pegasus, The Flying Horse” By Jagdeep Rajput

Actually this is Indian Saras Crane attacking a Bluebull from behind, the bull happened to venture close to Saras’s nest, where in, it had laid a single egg. The Saras Crane, which is tallest flying bird in the world, opened it’s huge wings and attacked the bull from behind, driving the bull away from the nest.


#13 Highly Commended: “Tight Fit!” By Mark Schocken

I was going to see and photograph this eastern screech owl nest in a local park in Florida. One morning, a few days before the two owlets fledged, one owlet tried to squeeze into the nest hole with Mom, maybe to see the outside world for the first time. It was hilarious and I was glad I was there that morning to photograph it. The moment lasted only a few seconds as Mom didn’t seem very happy with the arrangement. Check out the expression on her face.


#14 Highly Commended: “Keep Calm And Keep Your Head” By Martin Grace

Two King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) at Volunteer Point in the Falklands. The right hand bird may have an inscrutable expression but it must be wondering where its mate’s head has gone. Perhaps it is a Rudyard Kipling scholar: ‘If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you.


#15 Highly Commended: “It’s All Kicking Off!” By Michael Eastwell

Two King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) at Volunteer Point in the Falklands. The right hand bird may have an inscrutable expression but it must be wondering where its mate’s head has gone. Perhaps it is a Rudyard Kipling scholar: ‘If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you.


#16 Highly Commended: “Hello Everyone” By Miroslav Srb

I photographed raccoon on a Florida beach, where I fed him shrimps. Then he thanked me like that.


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