The winners of Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2020 have been introduced, and the highest prize has been snapped up by an image of a grumpy turtle. Mark Fitzpatrick was swimming off the coast of Woman Elliot Island in Queensland, Australia, when he encountered the ocean turtle, its flipper raised to resemble a center finger. The photographer snapped an image of the turtle which seems to be making a reasonably impolite gesture and submitted it to Comedy Wildlife Picture Awards, the place it has been adjudged to be the general winner for the yr 2020.
“I used to be swimming with this turtle at Woman Elliot Island on the Nice Barrier Reef when he flipped me the hen!” mentioned Mr Fitzpatrick for ‘Terry the Turtle flipping the hen’. The image additionally gained within the class of Creatures Beneath the Sea Award.
Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures on the Land Award went to Charlie Davidson for his image of a raccoon. Titled ‘Virtually time to stand up’, the picture reveals a raccoon stretching after waking up.
Tim Hearn gained the Spectrum Picture Creatures within the Air Award for his picture titled ‘Cover and Search’. “As this Azure damselfly slowly awoke, he grew to become conscious of my presence. I used to be lined as much as take a profile image of his wings and physique, however fairly sensibly the damsel reacted to the human with the digital camera by placing the Marsh grass stem between me and it. I took the shot anyway. It was solely later that I realised how characterful it was. And the way a lot the damselfly seems like one of many muppets,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the Affinity Picture Individuals’s Alternative Award went to a hilarious picture of a ‘singing’ squirrel by Roland Kranitz.
You possibly can take a look at a number of the funniest finalists of Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2020 right here.
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