Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020: A Rude Turtle And Other Funny Submits

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, the photo competition celebrating funny antics of animals in the wild and comic scenes in their lives, has announced the amusing winners for this year.

The overall winner for 2020, @ComedyWildlife has been awarded to Mark Fitzpatrick for the photo ‘Terry the Turtle flipping the bird’, which was selected from more than 7,000 entries.

Mark captured the image when he was swimming with the turtles off Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, Australia. He managed to catch the moment when Terry’s flipper is pulling back as he swims towards the camera, making it appear as if the turtle is actually flipping Mark the bird and means it.

Scroll down and check out all of this year’s hilarious winners.

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#1 Overall Winner And Creatures Under The Water Award Winner : “Terry The Turtle Flipping The Bird” By Mark Fitzpatrick

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“My photo of Terry the Turtle flipping the bird, with Terry giving people a laugh in what has been a difficult year for many, hopefully will also encourage more people to take a moment and think about how much our incredible wildlife depend on us and what we can do to help them,” the photographer said. “Flippers crossed that this award puts Terry in a better mood the next time I see him at Lady Elliot Island!”

The winner of the photo competition also won a safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya, with Alex Walker’s Serian, a unique handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Tanzania, a photography bag from Think Tank, and a Nikon camera.

#2 Highly Commended: “Fun For All Ages” By Thomas Vijayan

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The contest also awards various category winners (people’s choice, animals in the land, creatures of the air, internet portfolio, junior and video) and 10 Highly Commended Winners.

In addition to providing some light-hearted relief, the competition aims to highlight the desperately vital message of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way, working with The Born Free Foundation, the main competition partner.

“Shooting the most common is the most challenging thing,” says Thomas Vijayan. “Langurs are very common, but waiting for a right moment needs lots of patience. A playful monkey with its family is a special frame for me.”

#3 Highly Commended: “Smiley” By Arthur Telle Thiemenn 

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The team hosted a warm and lovely award ceremony live on Instagram on Tuesday evening which drew in watchers from all around the globe.

Overall winner Mark said that he was “stoked and honored” to be awarded the Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year title for 2020. He won a once in a lifetime safari in the Masai Mara, in Kenya, with Alex Walker’s Serian. Mark also won a unique handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Tanzania, a photography bag from Think Tank, and a brand new Nikon camera.

“It’s been amazing to see the reaction to my photo of Terry the Turtle flipping the bird, with Terry giving people a laugh in what has been a difficult year for many, as well as helping spread an important conservation message. Hopefully, Terry the Turtle can encourage more people to take a moment and think about how much our incredible wildlife depends on us and what we can do to help them. Flippers crossed that this award puts Terry in a better mood the next time I see him at Lady Elliot Island!” he said.

#4 Highly Commended: “Tough Negotiations” By Ayala Fishaimer

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#5 Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award Winner: “O Sole Mio” By Roland Kranitz

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#6 Highly Commended: “It’s A Mocking Bird” By Sally Lloyd-Jones

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Founders Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks started the contest to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. They hope the pictures encourage people to shop responsibly, be mindful of their water use, and speak out about environmental issues … in addition to making people laugh. Together, they hope to highlight the importance of wildlife conservation in an engaging and positive way along with their main competition partner, the Born Free Foundation.

“People in lockdown have found time to either take new images of their local wildlife or have found the time to wrestle through years of images stuck on hard drives. It has made our lockdown much more manageable, and as a small team, we have been able to maintain continual contact via video calls to keep the competition on the right track.”

#7 Highly Commended: “Social Distance, Please!” By Petr Sochman

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#8 Highly Commended: “Seriously, Would You Share Some” By Krisztina Scheeff

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#9 Amazing Internet Portfolio Award Winner: “Deadly Fart” By Daisy Gilardini

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Tom firmly believes that the entries get better and better with each and every year. This year, in particular, there have been more images than ever. “The winner, however, is never obvious at any stage of the competition! The judges are remarkably different in how they judge the humor of an image. The technical side of the photography is taken care of by Paul and myself and we then ask the judges to score the final images on humor!” Tom shared.

#10 Spectrum Photo Creatures In The Air Award Winner: “Hide And Seek” By Tim Hearn

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#11 Highly Commended: “Sun Salutation Class” By Sue Hollis

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#12 Highly Commended: “I Had To Stay Late At Work” By Luis Burgueño

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#13 Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures Of The Land Award Winner: “Almost Time To Get Up” By Charlie Davidson

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#14 Think Tank Photo Junior Award Winner: “I’ve Got You This Time!” By Olin Rogers

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#15 Highly Commended: “The Race” By Yevhen Samuchenko

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#16 Highly Commended: “Monkey Business” By Megan Lorenz

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15 Brilliant Hidden Facts in Pixar Movies That Have Been Spotted By Some Sharp-eyed People

When we think of our childhood, a big part of it was influenced by our love for cartoons. For instance, Pixar movies impress us even as adults. We all were waiting with impatience for Toy Story 4 to hit the theatres. Imagine all other adorable movies that remain a sweet part of our life. Ratatouille, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Coco, and so many other movies bring us back to the sweet moments of the past anytime we sit in front of the TV.

However, besides its movies, this animating studio is known for something else as well. This one interesting detail that we didn’t notice as kids. It’s the tiny details that are hidden in the story.

Some people with sharp eyes, have noticed these details and have shared them on the internet. From the paintings to the pizza toppings, there are quite some details that didn’t cross our eyes until now. Scroll down below to find out what they are. Also, make sure to share this fact with Pixar fans that you know.

1. Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011)

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2. In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense.

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3. In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.

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4. “A113” is an animator’s inside joke: It refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of the Arts where many of the Pixar folks got their start. The number has worked its way into nearly every Pixar movie.

5.  Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet

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6. When Mike marks an x on the calendar in red marker, it’s brighter and fresher than the rest of the marks, which have dried

7. The carpet at Sid’s house in toy story (1995) was intentionally made the same as the carpet at the overlook hotel in The Shining (1980), one of many references to the horror film throughout the Pixar series

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8. In “Up” (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years

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9. In Inside Out (2015), Riley’s Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

10. In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family

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11. In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke

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12. For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida’s 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements

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13. In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds

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14. Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music… Even Though It Would’ve Been Easy To Just Fake It

15. In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out

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