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Comedy Wildlife Photo Champs Unveiled – Cuteness Overload Alert!



Quick Smiles:

  • Jason Moore wins Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year with a kangaroo playing air guitar.
  • 5,300 entries from 85 countries competed in this fun and free-to-enter photography competition.
  • Winning photos include a “snowball” grouse, a monkey “dandy,” and a boxing kangaroo joey.

The world’s funniest photography competition has announced its winners, and they’re absolutely adorable!

The grand prize went to Jason Moore from Australia for his photo of a kangaroo playing air guitar, titled “Air Guitar Roo.”

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 / ©Jason Moore

Moore’s winning shot was chosen from 5,300 entries from 85 countries in the closest voting ever.

Moore captured the hilarious moment in the outer suburbs of Perth, where he visited a yellow field of wildflowers. A “mob” of adult kangaroos and joeys were playing, feeding, and apparently listening to music.

“When I saw this Roo striking the air guitar pose, it immediately brought a smile to my face, and I knew that I had captured something really special,” Moore said.

As the Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year champion, he won a safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya, and other prizes.

The competition, founded in 2015 by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and conservationists, aims to create a fun and free-to-enter photography contest unlike any other.

Six category winners included the Junior Category, won by 16-year-old Jacek Stankiewicz with his image of two greenfinches in Poland called “Dispute,” which also took home this year’s People’s Choice Award.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 / ©Jacek Stankiewicz

Ten Highly Commended Winners featured photos such as “Snowball,” a white grouse in Spitzberg, France, that looked like a snowball with eyes, according to photographer Jacques Poulard.

White grouse – The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 / ©Jacques Poulard

Delphine Casimir captured “The Rainforest Dandy” in a monkey forest in Ubud, Bali, where monkeys rule and sometimes put on a show.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 / ©Delphine Casimir

Tzahi Finkelstein snapped “The Happy Turtle Dragonfly” in the Jezreel Valley in Israel, showing a swamp turtle smiling at a dragonfly resting on its nose.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 / ©Tzahi Finkelstein

Another winning photo featured a kangaroo joey trying its hand at boxing in Westerfolds Park, Melbourne, Australia.

Comedy Wildlife Winners 2023 / ©Lara Mathews

Lastly, a touching winner from the UK showcased a gannet family nesting on the Bempton chalk cliffs above the North Sea.

Gannet family along the North Sea in the UK – Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 / ©Zoe Ashdown

Photographer Zoe Ashdown described how she captured the remarkable shot: “Lying safely at the top of the cliff face, I was able to observe the affection shown between the gannets each time one returned to the nest… As soon as I saw (this capture) I laughed out loud! They look like proud parents, posing with their baby – definitely one for the family album!”

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