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Winners revealed for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
An image of a Golden Silk Monkey in a painful position won first overall.


The winners of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 have been revealed.
 
The overall winner of this year's competition is Ken Jensen, an amateur photographer from Blackburn. Ken, whose image 'Ouch!' beat out 7,000 other entries for the winning title, captured the photograph whilst on holiday in the Lonsheng Gorge, Yunnan, China in 2016.

'Ouch!' depicts a Golden Silk Monkey playing with his family (who are out of shot) on the bridge that runs over the river Xun. He is sitting on one of the bridge's supporting wires, and making a face that suggests shock and discomfort – though what he is actually displaying is signs of aggression.

On hearing that his well-timed shot earned the winning title, Ken said: “I was absolutely overwhelmed to learn that my entry had won, especially when there were quite a number of wonderful photos entered.

“The publicity that my image has received over the last few months has been incredible, it is such a great feeling to know that one’s image is making people smile globally as well as helping to support some fantastically worthwhile conservation causes.

“I would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who has enjoyed or voted for my image and would also like to thank the competition organisers without whom it would not have been possible. And I absolutely love the trophy!

“Finally, I want to thank my wife Min, for the support and encouragement that she provides in my photography adventures.”
 


Image (C) Ken Jensen / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
 
The Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award went to John Speirs for ‘I Guess Summer’s Over!’

Image (C) John Speirs / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

Arthur Trevino won the Animals Of The Land Category Award with ‘Ninja Prairie Dog’

Image (C) Arthur Trevino / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

Chee Kee Teo won the Creatures Under The Water Award with 'Time For School'

Image (C) Chee Kee Teo / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

The Amazing Internet Portfolio Award went to Vicki Jauron for 'The Joy of a Mud Bath'

Image (C) VickI Jauron / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

Andy Parkinson's 'Let's dance' earned them the title of Highly Commended Winner

Image (C) Andy Parkinson / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

Chu Han Lin's 'See who jumps high' was also highly commended

Image (C) Chu Han Lin / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

Another highly commended winner was Lea Scaddan with 'Missed'

Image (C) Lea Scaddan / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

 
 

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 VET Festival, the unique CPD opportunity, is returning for 2022, running from 20 to 21 May.

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