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Terra Esplêndida and The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
in partnership with the Centro Português de Fotografia (CPF), present:

The Comedy Wildlife – Photography Exhibition

Centro Português de Fotografia

15.07.23 | 29.10.23

The Comedy Wildlife” exhibition presents, at the Centro Português de Fotografia in Porto, a careful selection of photographs from the various editions of the prestigious international photography award, one of the funniest and most important photography competitions in the world.

About 150 award-winning images promise to captivate and entertain the whole family with their humor, which will bring many smiles and even laughs, involving the audience in the enchantment of wildlife.

These photographs, and the species represented here, are also a way of making us aware of the extraordinary diversity of life on our planet, and of alerting us to the serious crisis it is going through.

It is estimated that more than a quarter of the species on our planet are at risk of extinction. Some groups are more threatened than others. Amphibians, for example (like the frogs found in this exhibition) are one of the animal groups most affected by habitat destruction, pollution, the introduction of invasive species, among many other threats posed by humanity. But no animal group escapes – mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects. Many plants are also at risk of extinction, and even entire ecosystems.

The exhibition therefore encourages us, when looking at a “smiling” frog, or a “dancing” marmot in these photographs, to think that other animals, like us, should be able to celebrate life.

“The Comedy Wildlife” Photography Awards came to life in 2015, from the desire of wildlife photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks — sharing a passion for wildlife and years of experience living and working in the African continent — to bring attention to environmental conservation in a unique way: through humor.

The images are extremely popular, appealing to all ages and transcending cultures and languages, and convey a strong message about the importance of environmental sustainability, and the protection of endangered species.

With this goal in mind, in addition to offering audiences a fun and educational experience, “The Comedy Wildlife” award and exhibition also works with and supports international institutions engaged with animal protection. To that extent, part of the ticketing revenue from this presentation in Porto will revert to The Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA).

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Monday through Friday, from 10AM to 6PM
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10AM to 7PM
Last entry: half an hour before closing

Antiga Cadeia e Tribunal da Relação do Porto
Largo Amor de Perdição
4050-008 Porto • Portugal

The venue has mechanical help allowing the access to the exhibition floor
The Centro Português de Fotografia offers an Accessible Route for public with reduced mobility

Tel.: (+351) 220 046 300
E-mail: |


STCP buses – Stops at Cordoaria (Largo Amor de Perdição):

104– Lavra-Cordoaria, 119– Paiço-Cordoaria, 200– Cast. Queijo-Bolhão, 201– Viso-Aliados, 207– Mercado da Foz-Campanhã, 208– Aldoar-Aliados, 301– Hospital S.João-Sá da Bandeira, 303– Praça da Liberdade-Constituição, 305– Hospital S.João-Cordoaria, 501– Matosinhos(Praia)-Aliados, 507-Leça(Via Mar Shopping)-Cordoaria, 601– Aeroporto(Via Mar Shopping)-Cordoaria, 703– Sonhos-Cordoaria, 801– S.Pedro da Cova-Cordoaria, ZM– Bom Sucesso-Cordoaria
Night service: 12M– Sto.Ovídio-Av.Aliados, 13M– Matosinhos(Mercado)-Av.Aliados
Stops at Carmo:
18– Massarelos-Carmo, 22– Batalha-Carmo, 200– Bolhão-Cast. Queijo, 201– Aliados-Viso, 207– Campanhã-Mercado da Foz, 208– Aliados-Aldoar, 300– Aliados-Hospital S.João, 302– Aliados-Damião de Gois, 304- Trindade-Sta. Luzia, 501– Aliados-Matosinhos(Praia)
Night service: 12M– Av.Aliados-Sto.Ovídio, 13M– Av.Aliados-Matosinhos(Mercado)

Trindade (all lines – ABCDE)
Bolhão (all lines except yellow – ABCE)
Aliados ou São Bento (yellow line only – D)

S. Bento Station – Porto

Adult (>18 years old) — 8€

Student (≤ 25 years old) / Senior (≥ 65) / Partner* — 6€

Child up to 3 years old* — Free

Child / Youth (4-18 years old)* — 5€

Family I (2 adults + 1 child, 4-18 years old) — 18€

Family II (2 adults + 2 children, 4-18 years old) — 22€

Visitors in wheelchair (disabled person + helper) — Free

Group Visits** — 6€

School Group Visits*** — 4,5€


Ticket revenue partly reverts to the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA), a non-governmental organization and scientific association promoting the study and conservation of birds in Portugal.

* Upon presentation of an identification document
** Price per person, minimum 10 people, with prior appointment to
** Price per student, with prior appointment to Each group must be accompanied by a teacher/monitor, for whom admission is free – 1st and 2nd grade: 1 teacher for every 10 students; from the 3rd grade on: 1 teacher for every 15 students.

Group Visits must be previously scheduled

– The price in Admission is per person, for groups with 10 or more people;
– In the booking request, the following must be sprecified:

– name and contact (phone number and e-mail) of the responsible for the booking;

– institution to which the group belongs (if applicable);

– date and time intended for the visit;

– number of visitors.

– With confirmation of the availability for the specified date and time, you will be sent a registration form filled in with the details of the visit, which must be presented at the ticket office at the time of the visit;
– If the desired date and time are already filled in, the responsible will be contacted in order to select a new date and time;
– The total amount to be paid by the group will be shown on the registration form and payment must be made at the ticket office on arrival, so we suggest that the person responsible arrives 15 minutes ahead of time to make the collective payment for the visit.

If you have any questions, you can also contact us by phone (+351) 220 046 300.

– Without prior scheduling the entry of your group cannot be guaranteed;
– Ideally, the booking should be made a few days in advance, in order to guarantee the day and time that suits you;
– As for School Group Visits, each group must be accompanied by a teacher/monitor, for whom admission is free – 1st and 2nd grades: 1 teacher for every 10 students; from the 3rd grade on: 1 teacher for every 15 students.


Group Visits — 6€/person
School Group Visits — 4,5€/person

Terra Esplêndida, in collaboration with
Centro Português de Fotografia

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


Centro Português de Fotografia (CPF)
Bernardino Castro, Director
Team CPF: Aida Ferreira, Aldina Agostinho, Ângela Carvalho, Arquimedes Canadas, Carla Barros, Dinora Rodrigues, Ilda Zabumba, Joana Gomes, João Teixeira, Liliana Barbosa, Luís Santiago, Luísa Azevedo, Márcia Freitas, Paula Sanches, Sandra Lemos, Sara Ferreira, Sónia Basto, Sónia Silva

Organization and Project Coordination, Executive Production, Exhibition Layout and Graphic Design
Terra Esplêndida

Press Consultants
Terra Esplêndida, in collaboration with
Centro Português de Fotografia

Scientific Consultants
Maria Ana Peixe Dias, Professor of Ecology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and researcher at Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c)
Luís M. da Costa, Researcher/Biologist at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre

Photo Editing
Sebastian Korman (

Photographs Printing
L2: more than printing

Construction Team
Insonus – Laranjeira & Rodrigues, Lda.

Graphic Production
MCD – Comunicação Digital, Lda.

Worldwide touring of “The Comedy Wildlife” exhibition
Terra Esplêndida

Please contact:
(+351) 218 874 283