Don’t think you need a pet? Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2021 winners will prove you wrong

Dec 8, 2021

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Don’t think you need a pet? Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2021 winners will prove you wrong

Dec 8, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Dogs aren’t called “man’s best friend” for nothing. Only I’d add cats, horses, birds and many other animals to this list. They are the creatures that fill our hearts with love and our day with laughter. And this year Animals Friends Comedy Pet Photography Awards confirms this. The contest has just announced its 2021 winners and if you still don’t have a pet – these photos will make you adopt one.

The 2021 Comedy Pet Photographer of the Year is Zoe Ross. the star of her hilarious image is Pepper, then a 9-week old Labrador puppy. The photo shows her playing with bubbles in the garden when an enormous, perfectly timed one floats down past her bottom and the photo was taken.

This silly image won Zoe a £2000 cash prize, a bespoke trophy, a goodie bag stuffed with goodies, and an official certificate. On hearing that she’d won the first prize, Zoe said:

“We never ever thought that we would win but entered the competition because we loved the idea of helping a charity just be sending in a funny photo of Pepper. She is such a little monkey, and very proud of herself, bringing in items from the garden and parading past you until you notice her.  She is the happiest puppy we’ve ever known and completely loved to pieces.”

© Zoe Ross/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021, overall winner

As always, there are six more category winners and ten equally funny highly commended winners. Paul Joynson-Hicks Co-founder of the Comedy Pet Photo Awards said:

“Every year it is so exciting to see what our entrants come up with. This year there has been a fantastic response and we have had incredibly funny and well taken photos which made the judging so difficult. I just love the winning image, I mean, seriously! I think it appeals to the dog lover in me. Well Done, Zoe.  A perfectly timed photo!”

As always, the goal of the contest isn’t just to melt your heart and make you giggle. It also aims to raise awareness of animal welfare and raise money for UK charity Partner – Animal Support Angels. Thanks to this year’s partner, Animal Friends Insurance, the competition donated £10,000 to the cause.

Take a look at the category winners and highly commended images below. And once you’re done, go visit the nearest animal shelter and get yourself a best friend!

Category Winners

© Jakub Gojda/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021, Owners Who Look Like Their Pet Category Winner
© Suzi Lonergan/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021, Junior Category Winner in The Animal Friends
© Sophie Bonnefoi/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021,All Other Creatures Category Winner
© Mary Ellis/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021, The Mighty Horse Category Winner
© Carmen Cromer/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021, Dog Category Winner
© Kathryn Trott/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021, Cat Category Winner

Highly commended

© Chloe Bec/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Mollie Cheary/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Manel Subirats/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Luke O’Brien/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Lucy Slater/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Kathryn Clark/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Diana Jill Mehner/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Corey Seeman/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
©Colin Doyle/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
© Christine Johnson/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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