This year’s best Wildlife Photographer of the Year captions

Posted on by Lauren MacCarthy.

In this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition we asked you to write a caption to make us laugh for two images – Eviction Attempt by Ganesh H. Shankar and I Spy with my Raven Eye by José Juan Hernández Martínez.

We had hundreds of entries and after a lot of sifting we have selected a few favourites. We picked runners up and a winner for each image before picking an overall winner who has won a year’s family pass to Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Captions do not represent the views of Bristol City Council.

Eviction Attempt by Ganesh H. Shankar

A parakeet swinging on the end of a lizard's tail who is trying to escape into a hole in a tree


Bristol City Council attempts to enforce the bedroom tax.

Runners up

I told you, no cold callers!

Some birds are just so hard to shake off.

Tastes like chicken.

My agent told me if I hung on, I’d be guaranteed a part in Madagascar 3!

I’ve already got an Airbnb booking for this gaffe, so jog on!


I Spy with my Raven Eye by José Juan Hernández Martínez

A raven peering inside a glass bottle lying on the ground


This is the last time I write to Sting.

Runners up

The raven was struggling during dry January.

Crow-ca-Cola addict will do anything for one more sip.

If the ship can do it, so can I!

The raven had reached a bottle neck situation.

Game of Thrones star unable to cope with fame hits the bottle.


And the overall winner is…

This is the last time I write to Sting.


Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments. Thanks to all who entered the competition, and well done to the lucky winner.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 will be back at M Shed in October, but in the meantime we’ve got loads going on – take a look at what’s on.

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