The 2022 Comedy Pet Photo Awards winners and highly commended entries were revealed today. Pet and animal enthusiasts contributed more than 2,000 pictures. A monetary reward of £2,000 and the title of OVERALL WINNER were awarded to Japanese photographer Kenichi Morinaga for his image of two headless cats.
While traveling around Europe, Morinaga says he “got attracted by the antics of cats out in the streets and wanted to shoot them.” After the last two years of the epidemic, they truly cheer me up because they are so humorous, even when they are doing something serious. When I returned to Japan, I kept looking for them. This incredible competition served as a reminder that such actions by all animals are seen as amusing, adorable, and heartwarming not only in Japan but around the entire world.
As part of Morinaga’s prize for winning the competition, the Comedy Pet Photo Awards organizers gave £5,000 to Animal Friends Pet Insurance and will give another £5,000 to an animal charity of his choosing. On their website, you may see the complete gallery.
1) Overall Winner & Cat Category Winner: ‘Boom Boom’ by Kenichi Morinaga
Image Description and Location: Two cats with no head, Japan
Artist Statement: Cats are bumped on the wall suddenly. It was like a cartoon bamped boom boom. Such a funny moment.
2) Dog Category Winner – Our Best Friends: ‘Nilo’s Love for Water’ by Jose Bayon
Image Description and Location: Dog jumping around in the garden, Spain
Artist Statement : Nilo is a 10-month-old dog who was adopted. He was only barely saved after being hit by a car. Now that he’s recovered, he’s just learned about water. His antics and pirouettes demonstrate his love of the water. At first sight, love.
3) All Other Creatures Category: ‘Smokin’ Alpaca’ by Stefan Brusius
Image Description and Location: Alpaca, Germany
Artist Statement: He looks like he is smoking a cigar.
4) The Mighty Horse Winner – Happy Horses by Radim Filipek
Image Description: A mare and foal, Czech Republic
Artist Statement: Happy mother and her 3 day old son Monty.
5) People’s Choice Award: ‘Dashing through the Snow’ by Marko Jovanovic
Image Description and Location: Dog dashing through the snow, USA
Artist Statement: In California, Carter was listed on a Euth list. We flew to California to save him from Chicago. He had never experienced snow before. As you can see, he thought he had been missing out all this time!
6) Comedy Pet Team Favourite – Chauffeur Dog by Mehmet Aslan
Image Description and Location: Dog in the front seat of a car, Turkey
Artist Statement: This is what I saw when I stopped at the traffic lights. At first I thought the dog was really driving!
7) Highly Commended: ‘Werewolf 2.0’ by Karl Goldhamer
Image Description and Location: Dog, Germany
Artist Statement: Even a werewolf needs to relax sometimes…
8) Highly Commended – Now, how do I upload my pics copy by Kenichi Morinaga
Image Description and Location: Cat, Japan
Artist Statement: I gotta smart phone so I want to upload my pics for my SNS. But I don’t know how to use it. Please someone tell me how to use it.
9) Highly Commended: ‘Mine, Not Yours!’ by Lucy Sellors-Duval
Image Description and Location: Dogs, Plymouth, UK
Artist Statement: Benji was determined to be the one to get all the yummy treats during his photo shoot even if it meant stopping his older brother Doug.
10) Highly Commended – Purr-etty pleeeeaase by Sarah Fiona Helme
Image Description and Location: Cat, South Lanarkshire, UK
Artist Statement: As she worked using the wheelbarrow as a stool, Rosie tried to convince me to give her some of her favorite treats while she was assisting me in the greenhouse. Since I was a helpless servant cat with no self-control, I gave in.
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