The moment was captured by Jennifer Hadley in the Serengeti, Tanzania, late afternoon, and the image fought off competition from 5,000 other entries.
“It didn’t even occur to me that he would try to come down on his own in the most anti-cat way. I mean, how often do cats fall from trees?” Hadley said in a Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards press release.
“Nobody expected this to happen and of course we were worried for his safety but luckily like cats do he got up just in time and landed on all fours and ran away with him. her siblings. A happy ending for an unhappy kitty who didn’t know how to get down a tree.”
Hadley also won the Affinity Photo 2 People’s Choice Award for her image of an aloof penguin snubbing her mate, titled “Talk to the Fin.”
Hadley won both the Overall Award and the People’s Choice Award.
Jennifer Hadley / Wildlife Comedy 2022
In addition to providing light fun, the organizers want to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. According to the press release, 10% of net proceeds will be donated to the Whitley Fund for Nature, a UK charity that supports conservation leaders working in their home countries in the Global South.
A photo of two gray triggerfish smiling broadly for the camera won the underwater category award for Arturo Telle Thiemann, while Jia Chen won the Amazing Internet Portfolio award for his series of photos depicting a Cooper’s Hawk playing at football with a pine cone in Canada.
The image of a serene heron oblivious to the wide jaws of a hippopotamus yawning behind him won the Creatures of the Air category for Jean Jacques Alcalay, and Arshdeep Singh won the Think Tank Photo Junior category for his photo of an owl winking inside a pipe.
In addition to the category winners, 10 entries were recognized as highly recommended winners.