A pair of “headless” cats wins 2022 Comedy Pet Picture Awards

© Kenichi Morinaga/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

It’s that point of the yr once more: a few of my favourite pictures contests are saying the winners. The Comedy Pet Picture Awards is one in all them, and the 2022 winners have simply been revealed.

This yr’s winner is Kenichi Morinaga together with his picture of two cats sitting on a fence cheek to cheek… or higher to say neck to neck. After all, there are class winners as effectively, and we’re sharing all of them with you in the present day.

Kenichi is a photographer from Japan who loves to go to the small islands across the nation, taking pictures of the road cats that he finds there. His ardour began when he bought his personal pet cat and first visited Europe as a backpacker, and likewise introduced him the win within the Greatest Cat class. Or ought to I say, CATegory?

“Out of the blue, I turned fascinated by the antics of cats out within the streets and needed to {photograph} them,” he says.  “Once I returned to Japan, I continued to hunt them out, they actually cheer me up, particularly after the final two years of the pandemic – they’re so humorous, even when they’re doing one thing critical.”

Kenichi received a £2,000 money prize, plus a £5,000 donation from Animal Buddies Pet Insurance coverage to go in direction of an animal welfare or conservation charity. “This superb competitors jogged my memory that such gestures from all animals are acknowledged as being hilarious, cute, and heart-warming not solely in Japan however everywhere in the world.”

The humorous pet competitors was created by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, to have a good time the optimistic and very important position that pets have in our lives and to encourage engagement round animal welfare.  This yr, due to the partnership with Animal Buddies Pet Insurance coverage, Comedy Pets is donating £35,000 to animal welfare charities, £10,000 every to three separate charities all doing an incredible job, caring for and re-homing deserted animals: Dean Farm Belief, London Inside Metropolis Kitties and Wild at Coronary heart Basis, plus the £5,000 that the winner donates to a charity of his selection.

Check out the class winners under, and ensure to seek out out extra about The Comedy Pet Picture Awards on the competition’s web site.

Class winners

© Jose Bayon/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022, Canine class winner

© Radim Filipek/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022, Horse class winner

© Stefan Brusius/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022, All Different Creatures class winner

Freya Sharpe (age 9)/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022, Junior Class winner

© Marko Jovanovic/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022, Folks’s Selection Award winner

© Mehmet Aslan/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022, Comedy Pet Group Favorite Award winner

Extremely recommended

© Sarah Fiona Helme/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Lucy Sellors/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Kenichi Morinaga/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Kazutoshi Ono/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Karl Goldhamer/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Jonathan Casey/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Chris Johnson/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

© Beth Noble/Animal Buddies Comedy Pets 2022

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