posted on 12/08/2022 6:25 PM
Photo Not so cat-like reflexes – (credit: Jennifer Hadley/Comedy Wildlife 2022)
A feline cub trying to climb down a tree for the first time was the winning scene of the international competition Comedy Wildlife 2022🇧🇷 The award elects the most unusual photographs of the animal kingdom annually. The winning photo is by American photographer Jennifer Hadley. In addition to this record, others were also awarded, such as the yawning of a hippopotamus next to a heron and a duck trailing a row of turtles.
Jennifer Hadley titled the photo as Not so cat-like reflexes (Not so feline reflections, in free translation). The author of the winning photo witnessed a three-month-old feline puppy. “This 3 month old cub and her brother were in a tree. The other lionesses were in other trees and on the ground. He wanted to get down and he walked all over the branches looking for the right place and finally he went for it. It was probably his first time in a tree and his descent wasn’t so good. He was fine after he landed on the ground. He got up and ran away with some other pups,” he said.
The photographer was also contemplated in another category, with the capture of a penguin walk. The photographic click recorded a pompous pose of the animal with its head held high. “This was filmed in the Falkland Islands. These two gentoo penguins were strolling along the beach when one of them broke free and snarled at his companion,” reported the photographer.
in the category Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air (Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air), the photo of a yawning hippopotamus next to a heron gained prominence. Who captured the unusual moment was the French photographer Jean Jacques Alcalay.
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Spanish photographer Arturo Telle Thiemann managed to capture a pair of triggerfish facing the camera. The record of the moment, which shows a kind of ‘smile’ of the fish, was awarded in the Marine Creatures category. “Although funny, these fish can be quite aggressive. In this case, they didn’t try to bite me”, said the photographer.
Another curious record came from the South African photographer Emmanuel Do Linh San, who caught a kind of “fight” between meerkats in a reserve. “Most individuals, including adults, were in good spirits. This gave me a unique opportunity to capture very interesting and dynamic interactions between some members of the group,” commented San of the photo.
The photographs of a duck crossing a row of turtles in a swamp, captured by American photographer Ryan Sims, and the record of a small squirrel jumping in the rain, by Dutch photographer Alex Pansier, received honorable mentions in the competition.
the award Comedy Wildlife 2022 was established in 2015, on the initiative of wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, in northern Tanzania. See other photos from the animal world that received an honorable mention at this link.
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