Exhibition at Haltia from 4th of March - till 10th of September 2017
The new special exhibition at Finnish Nature Center Haltia is a light and humorous photo composition of wild animals in funny real life situations. The exhibition is based on the competition - The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards which first appeared on social media in 2015. The physical exhibition celebrated it's World premiere on 4th of March 2017.
The competition was created by two nature photographers: Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks. The idea was to establish a lighthearted competition that would be open for all. The participants compete in different categories for the title "World's funniest wildlife photo". The competition has a strict set of rules and, thus, it is only allowed to photograph wild animals in their natural environments. Funny picture should be taken without disturbing the wildlife.
Photographers from around the World have sent their nicest shots to participate in the competition and 40 photographs have been annually chosen to enter the finals.
The most significant aim of the competition is to raise awareness and advance the conservation of nature and animals through joy and positive feelings. Official partner of the competition is the international Born Free Foundation which is a wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild. All of the photos that will be on display at the exhibition will be for sale and the profit will be donated to the Born Free Foundation.
Exhibition is realized in cooperation with:
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards &
The Born Free Foundation.