A racing rodent by Julian Rad is the Grand Prize winner of the first ever Comedy Wildlife Awards. Organized by the internationally-recognized Wildlife Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, there were 1,502 submissions from 52 countries.
A press release from the organization states that “The Comedy Wildlife Awards celebrated the animals that wildlife experiences allow us to be exposed to whilst playing an important role in raising awareness for The Born Free Foundation aimed at saving lives, stopping suffering, and protecting species in the wild. The competition brief was ‘seeing the funny side of the majestic creatures we love to photograph and protect.’”
As the Grand Prize winner, Julian Rad receives a trophy, a Nikon D750 camera with a 24-85mm lens and a 7 Day Photographic Safari in Southern Tanzania, East Africa. Rad will have a chance to work with renowned wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, MBE, who will act as his guide and photographic tutor.
Here are the top winners and highly commended images: