The funniest wildlife photography competition in the world – The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – has announced the winners of this year’s competition.
The overall winner for 2023 is Jason Moore for his wonderful photo of “Air Guitar Roo.” The kangaroo appears like she’s practicing guitar in the middle of a beautiful wildflower field in Australia.
Moore reveals how he captured the shot: “I was driving past a mob of Western Grey Kangaroos feeding in an open field that was filled with attractive yellow flowers. I had my camera with me, so I stopped to grab a few photos. I suddenly noticed this individual adopt a humorous pose – to me it looks like she’s practising strumming on her Air Guitar.”
Along with Moore’s winning photo, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced several other winner. Take a look at these charming and humorous photos below:
SPECTRUM PHOTO CREATURES Of THE AIR AWARD
Unexpected plunge. An unusual and almost miserable end of a perfect moment, previously prepared, for a successful fishing. Striated heron in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa
CREATURES UNDER THE WATER AWARD
Otter Ballerinas. Arabesque otter. A Smooth coated otter in Singapore
AFFINITY PHOTO 2 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD & JUNIOR AWARD
“Not only did Jacek Stankiewicz win the Junior Award, he also triumphed in the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award winning the public vote comprehensively. This is the first time ever that the award has been won by a junior entry and a significant milestone for the competition,” says the award organizers.
Dispute. I caught this scene while watching Greenfinch birds in the Bialowieza Forest [in Poland].
AMAZING INTERNET PORTFOLIO AWARD
Tímea Ambrus won for the photo series of a ground squirrel. Writes Ambrus, “The ground squirrel jumped as if he could fly. Unfortunately he has no wings. To his surprise he fell back to the ground.”
HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNERS
An Atlantic puffin does an inverted snoopy impression while watching jelly fish. Farne Islands, Northumberland UK
Monday Blahs. This Great Gray Owl spent most of the afternoon posing majestically and looking, well, wise. But for a moment or two after doing some elegant stretching, he/she would slump and give a look of ‘is Monday over yet?’ Grand Teton National Park, USA
Boing! Taken at Westerfolds Park, a beautiful and surprisingly wild pocket of land in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, famous for its kangaroo population. The mob was enjoying some morning sunshine when this joey decided to get silly and try his hand at boxing.
One for the family album. With one having returned to the nest, the Northern Gannets had greeted each other with normal beak rubbing. Whilst firing off a load of shots to capture that encounter, they stopped and looked over, and at that moment this image was captured forever. How proud do they look with their chick between them! Yorkshire, UK
“That wasn’t here yesterday!!” A white-winged dove appearing to fly head-on into a cholla cactus skeleton. Buckeye, Arizona, USA
The rainforest dandy. This picture was taken in the monkey forest in Ubud, Bali. This place is a crazy place where monkeys are king! sometimes they give a show, sometimes, they climb on you to look for fleas or steal the piece of biscuit you are trying to eat. Bali (Indonesia)
“Excuse me sir but I think you’re a little too young to be smoking”. Grey Fox. Virginia, USA
Snowball! These pictures was taken in Spitzberg, by a very cold winter, the white grouse is coming to me and look like a snowball with eyes. Spitzberg, Svalbard
The happy turtle. The swamp turtle is surprised and smiles at the dragonfly resting on its nose. Israel
Look at right Bro…. “I was searching for Jackle in the jungle which was at an isolated place. I sat at a place and waited for Jackle. Then I saw a Macaque come out of the jungle and started itching its armpit keeping its’ hand straight and at the same time, a deer also appeared behind the Macaque. Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India