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Tumbling lion and winking owl are among the winners of the 2022 Comedy Wildlife Pictures Awards

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A photograph of a three-month-previous lion cub tumbling down a tree trunk immediately after trying to locate a path to the floor in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, has won the 2022 Comedy Wildlife Pictures Awards.

Wildlife photographer Jenifer Hadley from the Usa arrived out on best with his image entitled Not so cat-like reflexes, beating 5,000 entries submitted from more than 85 nations around the world. 

The impression also gained the Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Award.

The annual images competition is totally free to enter and is in its eighth yr, getting in entries from qualified and amateur photographers.

Jennifer Hadley, ‘Not so cat-like reflexes’ Lion cub (Serengeti Nationwide Park, Tanzania) – This three-thirty day period-outdated cub and his sibling were being in a tree. The other lionesses were in other trees and on the ground. He preferred to get down and walked all above the branches hunting for the appropriate place and eventually just went for it. It was almost certainly his first time in a tree and his descent did not go so effectively. He was just fantastic nevertheless immediately after landing on the floor. He acquired up and ran off with some other cubs

Jean Jacques Alcalay, 'Misleading African viewpoints 2', Hippo and Heron (Kruger National Park, South Africa) - Hippo yawning next to a heron standing on the back of another hippo

Jean Jacques Alcalay, ‘Misleading African viewpoints 2’, Hippo and Heron (Kruger Nationwide Park, South Africa) – Hippo yawning subsequent to a heron standing on the back of yet another hippo

Arturo Telle Thiemann, 'Say cheeeese', Grey triggerfish, Ballistes capriscus (Faial, Azores) - 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

Arturo Telle Thiemann, ‘Say cheeeese’, Grey triggerfish, Ballistes capriscus (Faial, Azores) – A pair of triggerfish looking into the digicam, captured at the Azores.Even they could search amusing, these fish can be rather aggressive. In this circumstance they didn’t attempt to bite me, but the domeport of my digital camera housing ended up with some scratches… lifetime is tough… at the very least it was not me who was harm

Arshdeep Singh, 'I CU boy !', Spotted Owl (Bikaner, India) - 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

Arshdeep Singh, ‘I CU boy !’, Spotted Owl (Bikaner, India) – Few hundred miles away we went to discover wildlife of a tiny city named ‘Bikaner’. It was immediately after virtually a year I travelled simply because of covid. We hired a guideline to examine locations all-around. For the duration of very last working day of our journey we came across a pipe in a city the place we spotted an owlet. I have previously clicked owls in a pipe prior to so I was absolutely sure that I was not oversight. We waited for a short although and it failed to get a long time and 1 of the noticed owlet arrived out of the pipe. It was definitely amusing when he arrived out and appeared at me straight, prior to heading inside of he closed a single of his eyes and felt like he preferred to say I CU boy ! and I promptly snapped a photo when he gave this pose

Commenting on her win, Hadley said: ‘I have been following the Comedy Wildlife for a variety of years and have constantly liked the pics.

‘It was actually at the past moment that I determined to enter some images this year and I am so energized and honoured to be named as the general winner and the People’s Selection as properly. 

‘Honestly, when I saw all the finalists occur out, I was just pleased to be between them but I hardly ever envisioned to win. There ended up so lots of amazing and funny animal photos in the group, and I had this kind of a chuckle hunting by way of them.

‘I truly appreciate this photograph contest since it’s just so distinct from anything else and seriously shows off the personalities of the animals as well as it will help raise recognition of a variety of wildlife and money conservation endeavours so it can be just actually great to be a element of this.’

The Amazing Internet Portfolio Award went to Jia Chen for Football Dream, a series of four wonderful images depicting a skillful Coopers Hawk having fun playing football in Canada

The Astounding World wide web Portfolio Award went to Jia Chen for Soccer Desire, a series of 4 great photos depicting a skillful Coopers Hawk having entertaining playing football in Canada

Jennifer Hadley, 'Talk To The Fin!', Gentoo Penguin (Falkland Islands) - 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

Jennifer Hadley, ‘Talk To The Fin!’, Gentoo Penguin (Falkland Islands) – This was shot on the Falkland Islands. These two gentoo penguins ended up hanging out on the seaside when one shook himself off and gave his mate the snub

As the 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the 12 months, Jennifer wins a safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya, with Alex Walker’s Serian, in addition a unique hand-made trophy from the Ponder Workshop in Tanzania and a pictures bag from Feel TANK.

Elsewhere, a hippo yawning next to a heron standing on the again of a further hippo, entitled Misleading African viewpoints 2, captured by Jean Jacques Alcalay, won the Spectrum Picture Creatures of the Air Award.

Say cheeeese, a photograph of a few of triggerfish hunting into the digicam, captured at the Azores by Arturo Telle Thiemann, gained the Creatures Under H2o Award.

Meanwhile I CU boy !, an image of a winking Spotted Owl resting in a pipe from Arshdeep Singh, gained the Junior Award.

The Astounding World wide web Portfolio Award went to Jia Chen for Football Dream, a series of 4 photographs depicting a skillful Cooper’s Hawk obtaining enjoyment enjoying football in Canada.

The Affinity Photograph 2 People’s Decision Award, voted for by the public, also went to Jennifer Hadley, for her photograph of two stroppy penguins entitled Communicate to the Fin!

John Chaney, 'Fight Back', Bear (Alaska) - This salmon decide to punch the bear in the face rather than be lunch

John Chaney, ‘Fight Back’, Bear (Alaska) – This salmon make your mind up to punch the bear in the confront instead than be lunch

Miroslav Srb, 'Hello everyone', Raccoon (Florida, USA) - I photographed raccoon on a Florida beach, where I fed him shrimps. Then he thanked me like that

Miroslav Srb, ‘Hello everyone’, Raccoon (Florida, United states) – I photographed raccoon on a Florida beach, where by I fed him shrimps. Then he thanked me like that

In addition to the Category Winners, there were being 10 entries that ended up recognised as Hugely Commended Winners: Michael Eastwell, Miroslave Srb, Federica Vinci, Jagdeep Rajput, Emmanuel Do Linh San, Ryan Sims, Alex Pansier, Mark Schoken, John Chaney and Martin Grace. 

The Comedy Wildlife Images Awards were co-founded in 2015 by photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE, who wanted to make a opposition that highlighted the lighter, humorous aspect of wildlife images. 

The awards also champion the work of charity husband or wife Whitley Fund for Mother nature (WFN), donating 10% of net income to them. 

WFN is a Uk charity that supports conservation leaders functioning in their house nations around the world across the Global South.

Jagdeep Rajput, 'Pegasus, the flying horse', Bluebull and Indian saras Crane (Keoladeo National Park, India) - 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

Jagdeep Rajput, ‘Pegasus, the flying horse’, Bluebull and Indian saras Crane (Keoladeo National Park, India) – Actually this is Indian Saras Crane attacking a Bluebull from guiding, the bull took place to enterprise near to Saras’s nest, in which in, it experienced laid a one egg. The Saras Crane, which is tallest flying hen in the earth, opened it truly is large wings and attacked the bull from behind, driving the bull absent from the nest

Michael Eastwell, 'It's all kicking off!', Wallabies (Cape Hillsborough, Queensland, Australia) - Apart from its beauty, Cape Hillsborough is renowned for its resident kangaroos and wallabies. I visited the area for three consecutive sunrises, but it was on my final morning that I captured this beautiful spectacle, two wallabies playing / fighting on the beach as the sun burst through the surrounding clouds

Michael Eastwell, ‘It’s all kicking off!’, Wallabies (Cape Hillsborough, Queensland, Australia) – Apart from its beauty, Cape Hillsborough is renowned for its resident kangaroos and wallabies. I frequented the place for a few consecutive sunrises, but it was on my closing early morning that I captured this lovely spectacle, two wallabies playing / combating on the beach as the sunlight burst by the encompassing clouds

Emmanuel Do Linh San, 'I'm gonna strangle you!', Meerkats (Kalahari Trails Game Reserve, South Africa) - 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

Emmanuel Do Linh San, ‘I’m gonna strangle you!’, Meerkats (Kalahari Trails Activity Reserve, South Africa) – I was pursuing a group of meerkats on foot in the Kalahari Trails Match Reserve, in South Africa. Most people, such as adults, were in a playful temper. It gave me a one of a kind option to capture really exciting and dynamic interactions between some associates of the group. In the photograph that I have picked, there is no aggression between folks, but relatively an interaction that reminds us of individuals when a single of your good friends jokes about you and you fake to strangle them and, in reaction, they open their mouth like a simpleton

Martin Grace, 'Keep Calm and keep your head', 'Two King Penguins (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 ...'

Martin Grace, ‘Keep Tranquil and preserve your head’, ‘Two King Penguins (Volunteer Position in the Falklands) – The proper hand bird may perhaps have an inscrutable expression but it must be asking yourself where by its mate’s head has absent. Most likely it is a Rudyard Kipling scholar: ‘If you can preserve your head when all about you. Are getting rid of theirs and blaming it on you …’

Mark Schocken, 'Tight Fit!', Eastern Screech Owl (Largo, Florida, USA) - 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

Mark Schocken, ‘Tight In good shape!’, Eastern Screech Owl (Largo, Florida, Usa) – I was going to see and photograph this eastern screech owl nest in a neighborhood park in Florida. One early morning, a couple days right before the two owlets fledged, a single owlet tried using to squeeze into the nest gap with Mom, possibly to see the exterior globe for the to start with 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 did not seem to be very content with the arrangement. Verify out the expression on her encounter

Federica Vinci, 'Monkey Wellness Centre', Monkey (Cambodia, Baphuon Temple) - 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

Federica Vinci, ‘Monkey Wellness Centre’, Monkey (Cambodia, Baphuon Temple) – Walking close to a cambodian temple the place groups of wild monkeys lived, I came across this scene: a wild monkey in full take it easy, while its buddy was using treatment of it

Ryan Sims, 'Excuse Me... Pardon Me!', a duckling and turtles (Juanita Bay Park, Lake Washington, Kirkland, WA. USA) - 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

Ryan Sims, ‘Excuse Me… Pardon Me!’, a duckling and turtles (Juanita Bay Park, Lake Washington, Kirkland, WA. United states of america) – A duckling going for walks/waddling throughout a turtle lined log at the Juanita wetlands, the duckling fell off just after a several turtle crossings, it was adorable

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