why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals

the comedy wildlife photography awards has announced its finalist — including 44 images for 2020. with an emphasis on showcasing the beauty, fragility and funny side of nature, these remarkable pictures of wildlife depict a distinctive aesthetic that humanizes the subjects, a photographic style that advances from conventional, human portrait photography.

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by mark fitzpatrick

 

 

founded by paul joynson-hicks and tom sullam, the comedy wildlife photography awards is a global and free-to-enter competition for both professional photographers and passionate conservationists. in addition to providing some light-hearted relief, the competition aims to highlight the extremely important message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with the main competition partner — the born free foundation.

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
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from a fox in heavy negotiations with a mouse, to a smiley fish and a photo-bombing giraffe, the shortlisted images create a feeling of participation in the viewer, of the subject actively engaging, to spark a connection and empathy with the viewer. the ultimate goal might be to highlight the similarity between humanity and nature, and reinforce respect for animals.

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by wei ping peng

 

 

besides showcasing the funny images, the comedy wildlife photography awards is also promoting ideas on how to be a conservationist at home. from shopping locally and responsibly to planting boxes on your windowsills for bees, the competition wants to encourage people who care about the environment to do something that helps.

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by petr sochman

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by daniele d’ermo

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by martin grace

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image by kunal gupta

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by sue hollis

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by jacques poulard

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by tim hearn damselfly

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by luis marti

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by asaf sereth

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image by christina holfelder

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by krisztina scheef

why this year’s shortlist of comedy wildlife photography awards confirms trend to humanize animals
image by megan lorenz

 

 

project info:

 

name: comedy wildlife photography awards

status: finalists

  • Just a simple thank you. Wonderful talent and timing. Ron

    Ron Smith
    Sep 14, 2020

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