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Hilarious Winners of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

The hilarious annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced for 2020, bringing some much-needed light relief to a year that has been stressful for many.

It’s hard not to see the funny side of these images, awarded from an incredible 7,000 entries from all over the world.

Photographer Mark Fitzpatrick has been declared the Overall Winner for his image “Terry the Turtle flipping the bird.”

© Mark Fitzpatrick / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

The image was taken whilst Fitzpatrick was swimming off of Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, Australia. As the turtle is swimming, its flipper is pulled back by the water and gives this unique pose.

“A huge thank you to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, I’m stoked and honoured to be awarded the Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2020,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s been amazing to see the reaction to my photo, 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 depend 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!”

Fitzpatrick wins a once-in-a-lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara, as well as a host of other goodies.

Here are some of the other hilarious entries.

Affinity Photo People’s Choice

Roland Kranitz, Hungary

© Roland Kranitz / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air

Tim Hearn, UK

© Tim Hearn / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures on the Land

Charlie Davidson, USA

© Charlie Davidson / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

Think Tank Photo Junior Category

Olin Rogers, USA

© Olin Rogers / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

Amazing Internet Portfolio Award

Daisy Gilardini, Canada

© Daisy Gilardini / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

Highly Commended Images

© Megan Lorenz / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
© Thomas Vijayan / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
© Arthur Telle Thiemenn / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
© Ayala Fishaimer / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

See more from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards on the competition website.

Will Nicholls is the founder of Nature TTL and a professional wildlife photographer and film-maker from England. Having been photographing since the age of 12, Will's images have won a string of awards, including the title of "Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 2009 from the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Will is also the author of the book On the Trail of Red Squirrels.

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