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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021: These are the winners

(CNN) – picture mononucleosis With a wry expression, she won the overall award at this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

The photo is the work of British fan Ken Jensen, who won the competition with 7,000 other nominees, according to a statement from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards on Wednesday.

Jensen took the photo on a bridge over the Xun River in Yunnan, southwest China, in 2016, and captured the moment a male monkey sat on one of the bridge’s support cables.

“I was completely overwhelmed when I learned that my work had won, especially when so many great photos were submitted,” Jensen said in the statement.

“The publicity my photo has received in recent months has been amazing, it feels so good to know that your photo is making people all over the world smile, as well as helping support some worthwhile conservation causes. The pain.”

This year’s competition will donate 10% of its total proceeds to the Save Wild Orangutans Fund, which works to protect wild orangutans in Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo.

A dove in Oban Argyll, UK, with a leaf on its face.
(Credit: Jon Spires/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021)

John Speirs won the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award for his photograph of a pigeon with a leaf on its face, and Arthur Trevino won the Earth Animals category with his photograph of a small prairie dog taking on a bald eagle.

A photo of a mother otter playing hard with her cub won the Water Creatures Award for Chee Kee Teo, and Vicki Jauron won the Portfolio Award for a set of four photos of a baby elephant playing in the mud in Park Matusadona, Zimbabwe.

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And the winner in the video category was Rahul Lakhmani, who in his work shows a white-throated kingfisher who appears to take down another bird with an ardent hug.

Last year, Mark Fitzpatrick’s photo of a turtle appearing to raise its middle finger towards the camera was the winner, and two years ago Sarah Skinner came first with her photo of a lion cub pouncing on a larger cat.

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