13 Of The Best Entries Into The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (2023 Edition) (Part2)By Vika https://pictolic.com/article/13-of-the-best-entries-into-the-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards-2023-edition-part2.html
Autumn might be trying to leave its mark with all the wind and rain, but the photographers participating in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are keeping everyone cheerful and full of chuckles. The competition’s finalists for 2023 have finally been revealed, and this year’s batch is full of quality comedy and good vibes, as always. They’re perfect for chasing away the blues!
Scroll down to see these top-tier finalist photos and be sure to upvote the ones you loved the most. Meanwhile, read on for Bored Panda’s interview with the friendly team running the competition, who put comedy and conservation at the heart of everything that they do.
#1 "Picture Me Picture Me" By Dikla Gabriely
#2 "Go To Your Room Little Brother" By Mark Schocken
According to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards team, this year’s panel of judges includes TV presenter Kate Humble; actor and comedian Hugh Dennis; world-renowned wildlife photographers Daisy Gilardini and Will Burrard-Lucas; wildlife expert and co-founder of The Born Free Foundation Will Travers OBE; Ashley Hewson, the Managing Director of Serif, makers of Affinity Photo; Celina Dunlop, picture editor extraordinaire; underwater film and diving aficionado Luke Inman and Bella Lack, a super young passionate conservationist.
#3 "The Rainforest Dandy" By Delphine Casimir
#4 "Just A Kiss" By Brigitte Alcalay Marcon
#5 "What Nice Teeth You Have" By Henry Keepin'
Wood, from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards team, told Bored Panda all about how future entrants can manage the pressure they might be feeling. After all, participating in any contest can be quite stressful. Especially when you start thinking about all the talented competition that you'll be facing.
“Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to enter, make a reminder of the deadline dates for yourself as submission can take time,” Wood urged future entrants.
#6 "Fox With A Cigar" By Dakota Vaccaro
#7 "The Cabaret Bear" By Khurram Khan
#8 "Air Apparent" By Paul Goldstein
“Get your submission ready and labeled up way before you want to submit,” she suggested.
“Always drop us an email if you get stuck or stressed, entry to the competition is always possible, so don’t be afraid of getting in touch. In fact, we rather like it! You will get through to a real person— and we will try and help you through the process,” Wood stressed the fact the team is very approachable and always happy to help.
#9 "Fellowship" By Dario Podesta
#10 "Unexpected Plunge" By Vittorio Ricci
#11 "Teddy Buddies" By Thomas Vijayan
Finally, she suggested that all entrants take the time to enjoy the images, even if they don’t make it through the selection process. You can always apply again next year! What’s important is enjoying the process of photography itself, not just winning.
Wood noted that there are many ways that fans of the competition can help local conservation efforts in their everyday life. “The main tip is to start. That’s it. Just get going and don’t put it off!” she urged everyone to be proactive, adding that their website has some fantastic suggestions on their conservation page. Whether you’ve decided to eat less meat and unplug your electronics or put plant boxes on your window sills, it’s vital to start taking small steps ASAP, instead of waiting for the 'perfect' time.
#12 "Scream" By Sergey Savvi
#13 "Doing The Tango" By Danny Sullivan