S’porean’s otters pic wins Comedy Wildlife Images Award

Singaporean wildlife pictures hobbyist Teo Chee Kee (proper) and his picture, “Time for College”, of a child smooth-coated otter being pressured by its mum or dad to practise swimming. (Images: Teo Chee Kee)

{A photograph} of a pair of Singapore’s smooth-coated otters has received a Comedy Wildlife Images Award.

Within the picture titled “Time for College”, a wide-eyed child otter appears surprised as its mum or dad grabs it by its nape, forcing it to practise swimming.

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Very meme-worthy. (Picture: Teo Chee Kee)

The meme-worthy shot received the “Creatures Underneath The Sea” class of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Images Awards, which have been introduced on 17 November. The annual competitors accepts entries from everywhere in the world and seeks to lift consciousness for wildlife conservation by way of humorous footage of animals. 

“Time for College” was taken by Teo Chee Kee, a 46-year-old Singaporean wildlife pictures hobbyist who runs a guitar service and restore store.

Teo advised us that he took the picture in late 2020 alongside Kallang River, which was residence to a household of otters recognized to native otter fanatics because the Bishan otters.

The Bishan otters had simply given beginning to a litter of pups then. “It was the interval throughout which the infant otters have been studying to swim,” mentioned Teo. “They’d swim for a small stretch close to the river financial institution, then get drained and wish to return to the nest. However the adults would carry them again and make them swim again once more, to coach them to swim.”

Teo mentioned he was completely satisfied at profitable the award, though it does not include a money prize. “It is a particular pictures contest. It is meant to make individuals snigger. It is fairly significant for me, that my picture can convey smiles to individuals.”

“Time for College” was additionally featured on Nationwide Geographic Spain’s Instagram web page in September.

Two of Teo’s footage of birds taken throughout his travels within the UK and Australia have additionally been featured within the BBC Wildlife Journal.

Different winners

The general winner of the 2021 awards is that this picture of a golden silk monkey titled “Ouch!”

A golden silk monkey in Yunnan, China. (Photo: Ken Jensen/Comedywildlifephoto.com)

A golden silk monkey in Yunnan, China. (Picture: Ken Jensen/Comedywildlifephoto.com)

In case you are curious, these are the winners of the classes for Creatures on the Land and Creatures within the Air:

"Ninja Prairie Dog!", winner of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 Creatures on the Land category. A bald eagle attempts to hunt a prairie dog; it managed to escape. (Photo: Arthur Trevino/Comedywildlifephoto.com)

“Ninja Prairie Canine!”, winner of the Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021 Creatures on the Land class. A bald eagle makes an attempt to hunt a prairie canine; it managed to flee. (Picture: Arthur Trevino/Comedywildlifephoto.com)

"I guess summer's over", winner of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 Creatures in the Air category. A leaf blew into a pigeon's face in Oban, Scotland. (Photo: John Speirs/Comedywildlifephoto.com)

“I suppose summer time’s over”, winner of the Comedy Wildlife Images Awards 2021 Creatures within the Air class. A leaf blew right into a pigeon’s face in Oban, Scotland. (Picture: John Speirs/Comedywildlifephoto.com)

You possibly can take a look at the opposite winners on the Comedy Wildlife Images web site.

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