For its second edition, the global animal photo competition Comedy Pet Photo Awards has released the 2021 winning humorous images of furry animal friends from around the world.
Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021 is a British contest rewarding the wittiest photos of domestic animals, including cats, dogs, horses, chickens, cattle. The competition is organized by the group behind the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards.
The overall winner of the competition was Whizz Pop!, an image creating an amusing optical illusion with a dog and a bubble. Taken by Zoe Ross, the perfectly-timed photo shows her nine-week-old black labrador, Pepper, unaware of a curiously-placed bubble behind it.
Another labrador won the junior category: Beau, a very obedient doggie living in Los Angeles who, when told to sit down, does it on top of an unaware child.
The Comedy Pet Photo Awards include prizes in seven categories: cat, dog, horse, all other creatures, pets who look like their owners, junior and video.
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It also recognized another 10 photographers as Highly Commended for their entries.
Winners of the awards snare a £2,000 ($2,600) prize.
The goal of the Comedy Pet Photo Awards is “to promote positive awareness of animal welfare issues and celebrate the incredible and valuable contribution that pets can and do have on our lives.”
“My golden retriever Clementine loves to stick her face in front of the hose while I water the plants,” Cromer wrote. “Her expression in this photo made me think of a tyrannosaurus rex — hence the title ‘Jurassic Bark.'”
I” like to visit the stable horses before I begin my hike at the State Park, and this is the reply I received when I said ‘Good Morning!’” said Ellis.
All Other Creatures winner
Cutie and Speedy are chicks hatched from eggs placed in an incubator at Bonnefoi’s home in August 2020. They spent their first few weeks indoors. In the photo, they’re just over two weeks old. They were curious about everything. This is the day they discovered their own shadow. It was hilarious to see them wondering and exploring that “dark thing” that was moving with them.
The very obedient family Labrador, Beau, reacts immediately to the command to ‘sit’ and squashes the unfortunate kid underneath. No dog or child was injured in the shooting of this moment.
Pets Who Look Most Like Their Owner winner
“This image was taken by accident as I photographed my ex-girlfriend with her beloved mare,” the photographer wrote. “For this cheerful moment, I thank the fly that sat on the horse’s nose and made him shake his head. “
Highly Commended Winners
The photographer’s best friend is Faith. In the photo, she’s with her husband Alex and their cheeky Sproodle, Hugo. Faith wanted a photograph to mark a special occasion: her first outing after staying safe at home for 14 months. Hugo jumped into the frame at just the right moment.
According to our dog, Ozzy, we need a new fence panel ASAP. He is fed up with Chester our nosy next door neighbour spying on him every time he has a meal.
“Losing the opportunity to play with my human band mates during lockdown, Flint, my rescue dog soon taught me that we didn’t just have sharp bones in common but musical ones, too,” said O’Brien. “He became the perfect substitute for a collaborative stomp up at home, —so much so that we felt we deserved our own band name: Muttford and Chum.”