Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017 Winners
Whether you have pets or not, you’ll know by now that they can look as equally hilarious and weird as they can cute and cuddly. And if you needed further confirmation of this, then the Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017 Winners should be enough outrageously amusing evidence!
Inspired by the success of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, this version for our furry friends is nothing short of superb with a slight touch of crazy. Receiving over 2,500 entries from approximately 73 countries worldwide, the winners range from hypnotic dogs to prancing horses.
The five categories of the competition include: Overall Winner, Ancients (for photographers over 70), Pets who look like their Owners, Gone to the Dogs (specifically for dogs) and Junior Winner. The top-spot went to Nando Harmsen in the Netherlands, for a photo of his horse “seemingly prancing past the camera”.
Founders of the awards, wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and African landscape photographer Tom Sullam, admired the high standard of submissions, noting how many were taken with smartphone cameras not DSLRs. Although the winners are pretty much guaranteed to make you howl, the organisers stress that there’s a serious message to it all too:
“The competition is aimed at raising animal welfare awareness, but also to enjoy photography and get people out photographing, and we feel the competition achieved this.”
Take a look (and laugh!) at the winning images below: