Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Thank you to everyone who participated and entered into this year’s wildlife photographic competition - we received a record number of entries – and the quality of images has been the best ever!  It was a difficult decision for the judge – but the results are now in ……

ADULT CATEGORY WINNER (16+) (Image below)

MARIAN WADE from Shropshire with this photograph of one of our Pelicans  having “A Splashing Time”.  The judge felt that this image captures incredible movement – in the bird, in its feathers and in the water surrounding it.  Congratulations to Marian who is a keen competitor – in fact this is the third time she has won first prize in our Wildlife Photographic Competition!

Wade, Marian - Pelican, a splashing time - 2010



Cantelo, Samantha - Flamingo 2010





ADULT CATEGORY (16+) SECOND PLACE (image left): SAMANTHA CANTELO from the Isle of Wight with this photograph of one of our Caribbean Flamingos.  The judge remarked on the vivid colours and textures, the unusual composition and the exceptional clarity.  Congratulations Samantha!








Dance, K. - Penguin - 2010




ADULT CATEGORY (16+) THIRD PLACE (image right): Karen Dance from Huntingdon with this photograph of one of our juvenile Humboldt Penguins braying at feeding time.  The judge remarked on how Karen has captured this vocal moment with bold simplicity. 









JUNIOR CATEGORY WINNER (Under 16) - MATTHEW WOODS from Portsmouth with his photograph (below left) of one of our Meerkats in a classic Meerkat pose.  Congratulations Matt!


Woods Matthew (aged 14) Meerkat (resized) - 2010



Cook Joseph (aged 14) Silver Pheasant (resized) 2010










JUNIOR CATEGORY SECOND PLACE – awarded to JOSEPH COOK for the fun image of the Silver Pheasant’s head (above right).  Well done Joseph!


Williams Victoria (under 16) - Goose feeding (resized) from hand 2010





JUNIOR CATEGORY THIRD PLACE – awarded to VICTORIA WILLIAMS for the photograph seen here on the right of one of “Goose feeding from hand”.  Excellent work Victoria!






Each of the selected photographers whose images are shown above will receive a prize – these are to be posted in the next few days! (Not yet being revealed!)

Thank you once again to all those who entered.  Please keep an eye open for our new themed competition that will be launched for our 40th Anniversary year in Spring 2011!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely Stunning photographs

    Congratulations Norbert you Deserve it.