A tease preview from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

April 5, 2022

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards—”most probably the world’s funniest photography competition,” according to the organizers—has released a series of funny images to kick off its 2022 competition, reports Forbes.

Co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson Hicks and Tom Sullam, inspired by their passion for wildlife and decades of experience living and working in East Africa, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards focus on the lighter side of wildlife photography to help promote conservation through humor.

The competition is free to enter and open to wildlife photography novices, amateurs, and professionals, alike, who want to celebrate the hilarity of the natural world while highlighting the need to protect it.

Each year, the competition supports a sustainable conservation organization and in 2022 is collaborating with the Whitley Fund for Nature, a British charity that helps conservation leaders working in their home countries across the global South. Over 29 years, it has channeled £19 million (about US$25 million) to more than 200 conservationists in 80 countries.

Photographers can enter up to ten images across six categories: Creatures of the Air, Creatures of the Land, Underwater Category, Video Category, Junior Category and Portfolio Category.

Closing date for entries is September 1. The main prize is a safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya with Alex Walker’s Serian—a charismatic collection of exclusive and intimate safari camps in the prime wildernesses of Kenya and Tanzania.

Research contact: @Forbes