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

comedywildlifephoto,Mark Fitzpatrick

“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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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

Richard Giles


3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy


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