"Grab Life By The..." © Sarah Skinner / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019 Winner

"Grab Life By The..." © Sarah Skinner / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019 Winner

 

In reminding you to enter your fun wildlife photos into the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, I'm going to tease you with six of the best entries that have been submitted so far. Maybe these will motivate you to get out into the wild and wait for the critters there to entertain you! (I wish that were not what comedy photography is - for a good part - about.)

Now, you have to take a really good photo to be in the running, but there have been several amateur photographer winners over the years since 2015, so don't hesitate to enter if you've got a good photo. We have published many of these photos over the years and you can also find finalist photos from the previous two years on the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards website.

For your warm-up, you get an extra month to submit your photos because the Awards have postponed submission deadlines from May 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020, midnight BST (British Summer Time).

Here are a few of the great 2020 entries submitted to date:
 

 

1. "Wowza" © Yaron Schmid / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 

"Wowza" © Yaron Schmid / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

"Wowza" © Yaron Schmid / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020, Masai Mara, Kenya
 
 
 

2. "It's Too Late Roebuck, Too Late" © Alvin Tarkmees / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 

"It's Too Late Roebuck, Too Late" © Alvin Tarkmees / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

"It's Too Late Roebuck, Too Late" © Alvin Tarkmees / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry), Estonia

 

 

3. "Doing The Sand Dance" © Janet Miles / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 

 "Doing The Sand Dance" © Janet Miles / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 "Doing The Sand Dance" © Janet Miles / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry), Lake Clarke, Alaska

 

 

4. "Laughing Stock" © Tanvir Ali / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 

"Laughing Stock" © Tanvir Ali / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

"Laughing Stock" © Tanvir Ali / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry) Nairobi National Park, Kenya

 

 

5. "Rough Night" © Anthony Bucci / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 

"Rough Night" © Anthony Bucci / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

"Rough Night" © Anthony Bucci / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry), Vancouver Island, British Columbia

 

 

6. "Laughing Sea Otter" © David DesRochers / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

 

"Laughing Sea Otter" © David DesRochers / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)

"Laughing Sea Otter" © David DesRochers / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry), Morro Bay, California

 

Now, whether you enter the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards or not, you should know that this entity stands for much more than funny animal photos. The contests are also intended to remind fans of the importance of conservation - of all kinds - to wildlife. These steps are ones you can take yourself no matter where you live.

1. Shop Responsibly: For example, don't purchase products in packaging that is not recyclable and stay away from products that contain palm oil, because the palm oil plantations are destroying rainforests and thus affect the global weather.

2. Conserve Water: This one is easy, and you probably know the ways you can reduce your water use. But just in case, here are a few simple ideas:

  • Don't flush the toilet EVERY time you use it.
  • Turn your sink water off when you're brushing your teeth. You only need the water to rinse your toothbrush and your mouth.
  • Don't wash clothes until you have a full load.

 

3. Save your plane trips for long hauls.  Airplanes cause more greenhouse gases and more secondary effects than any other means of transportation... by far. (Read this study reported by the BBC last year.)  Try to travel by train or car when it makes better CO2 sense.

4. Plant some flowers on your window sills and in your gardens so bees have somewhere to go. Let them eat pollen!

5. Become a "Wild Influencer": Encourage everyone you know, and even those you don't, to conserve, to appreciate nature, to value and support our precious resources. Be a leader; join a movement; start a movement! Use gatherings with friends and family, use social media, use your workplace to encourage others to contribute their support to conservation in whatever ways they can.

 

For information about entering the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, check this out!  And don't forget there is also a Funniest Pet Competition you can enter!

 

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