Hilarious Winners of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards | My Modern Met

By Jessica Stewart on November 17, 2021
“Time for school” by Chee Kee Teo (Singapore). Creatures Under the Water Award.
“A smooth-coated otter “bit” its baby otter to bring it back to and fro for swimming lesson.”

Need a good laugh? You’re in luck because the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are here to make us smile. Founded in 2015, the annual contest allows photographers to show the joy and humor that’s ever-present in the animal kingdom. This year’s winners have once again brought a smile to our faces with the amusing moments that they were able to capture on film.

Ouch!” by Ken Jensen (UK). Overall Competition Winner.
“A golden silk monkey in Yunnan China-this is actually a show of aggression however in the position that the monkey is in it looks quite painful!”

There were many hilarious images to choose from, but it was British photographer Ken Jensen who snapped the top photo. Appropriately titled Ouch!, Jensen took this photo during a family vacation in China. While visiting a bridge that runs over the river Xun in the Lonsheng Gorge, he came upon an area where monkeys roam freely. This particular male monkey was showing signs of aggression while he sat on a support wire, but Jensen’s expert timing gives a different interpretation to the story.

“I was absolutely overwhelmed to learn that my entry had won, especially when there were quite a number of wonderful photos entered,” Jensen shared. “The publicity that my image has received over the last few months has been incredible, it is such a great feeling to know that one’s image is making people smile globally as well as helping to support some fantastically worthwhile conservation causes.”

“Majestic and Graceful Bald Eagle” by David Eppley (USA). Highly Commended.
“Bald Eagles will use the same nest for years, even decades, adding new material to it at the beginning and throughout the nesting season. Normally, they are highly skilled at snapping branches off of trees while in flight. Possibly tired from working nonstop all morning on a new nest, this particular Bald Eagle wasn’t showing its best form. Yes, sometimes they miss. Although this looks painful, and it might very well be, the eagle recovers with just a few sweeping wing strokes, and choses to rest a bit before making another lumber run.”

As always, 10% of the contest’s net revenue goes into supporting conservation causes.

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