EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL 19TH MARCH, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is hosting the first ever exhibition of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, giving visitors a unique opportunity to view hilarious images by the 40 finalists in the 2016 Awards
Organised in association with international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, the aim of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is to share the true playfulness of the animal kingdom with the public. However, there is a serious message behind the laughs as the awards also aim to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment for the world’s creatures.
As featured in the international press, this year’s contest attracted over 2,200 hilarious entries from around the world and the finalists went on to be a global internet hit. Each of the contenders combined exquisite photography skills and perfect comedy timing. The awards ceremony took place in London in November, with winners collecting trophies in five separate categories and an additional 10 highly commended photographers each receiving a certificate.
Angela Bohlke from the USA won the top prize in both the Overall and On the Land categories with her entertaining picture of a fox face-planting in the snow, which she captured in Yellowstone National Park. Other category winners included Kenya Airways In the Air winner, Nicholas de Vaulx, for his hilarious image of a pelican dropping its catch mid-flight, and Jim Chen from Taiwan, who scooped the Underwater category with a painted frog fish casually hitting another in the face.
The Gallery (Open 10am – 4pm), Hannahs at Seale-Hayne. FREE EXHIBITION
A unique opportunity to view these hilarious images from the 2016 awards – on public display for the very first time.