Mini Contest v. 34 - In the Water
The main focus of the shot must be an animal who's inside water. Really inside, not just drinking or standing at a pond! Both land animals (swimming or standing inside water) and aquatic animals count. It will be at the admin's discretion as to what photos count.
To enter you must comment on this journal entry with a link to your entry. You can enter one photo per contest, and you can enter a photo that is already in this group BUT not one that was submitted to any previous mini-contest. I will then add the photo to a favourites folder for the mini contests. Once the deadline for entries has elapsed, a vote will take place to determine the winner and 2nd/3rd places. If we get more than 10 entries the staff will choose the best ten shots to go onto the member vote.
1st place - 40 points
2nd place - 20 points
3rd place - 10 pointsThe deadline for 'In the Water' entries is the 16th March!If you have some spare points you are able to donate to support the mini contests, please donate them to the personal DA page of the head admins (wind-princess or Misty-Dawn) specifying they are to support Zoo-photographers mini contests to help keep them running. Every little helps! All donators will be featured for a week here at the group journal. March Theme 1 - Amphibians and Reptiles
The current theme is Amphibians and Reptiles! These are two individual folders so please make sure that you have selected the correct destination before submitting an entry! Also remember to ensure that your photos have been taken in a zoo or (as the case may be) aquarium. Which pictures count is at the admins discretion, please think carefully about which photos you submit! We will reject photos that we don't feel fit the theme. This theme will run for two weeks then change on the 16th March
Amphibians are a group of animals that include modern-day frogs and toads, caecilians, and newts and salamanders. These animals' ancestors were the first to venture out from the water and adapt to life on land. Amphibian larvea are often aquatic and go through a complex metamorphosis process as they grow to adulthood. They have moist skin and do not have scales, feathers or hair. Reptiles (Reptilia) are a diverse group of vertebrates that includes creatures such as snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, alligators, caimans, crocodiles, tortoises, turtles, and tuataras. There are approximately 7900 species of reptiles alive today that inhabit a wide range of temperate and tropical habitats including deserts, forests, freshwater wetlands, mangroves and open ocean. To everyone who volunteered to write Zoo Reviews ...
The Zoo Reviews will resume in April. If you have already submitted a review and you still have it on file if you wouldn't mind sending it to me again that would be great. If not, that's fine, I can find it!
If you have a review to send me then please do! I will asign monthly slots to reviews as I get them so its fair.
The list below is of people that have said they will write a review so I can keep track, and of the places they have said they can review, don't worry you don't have to do all of them! I have decided the best way to do this is I will send the template for the review to everyone that has volunteered, and they can then write the review and send them back to me. Then I will have a stockpile of reviews to draw from to put in our journals!
If anyone would like to offer to write a zoo review of a zoo you frequently go to, or used to go to, we'd love to hear from you! You must have been to the zoo at least three times to review it for the group, so your experience is not just based on what happened on a certain day but is more representative of the zoo through out the year. If you are interested please comment below!
- Edinburgh Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Banham Zoo, Scottish Deer Centermeihua
- National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo, Monterey Bay AquariumMouselemur
Misty-Dawn - Zoo AtlantaRoyallyCrimson
- Burger's Zoo, Blijdorp zoo and Natura Artis Magistra ZooDeeOtter
- Oregon Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Winston Wildlife Safari ,Zoo Boise, World Center for Birds of Prey, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Zoo Montana, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, Hogle Zoo.
, ABQ Bio Park, Pueblo Zoo and Denver ZooChelliusbee
ZSL London, ZSL Whipsnade, Chester Zoo and Blackpool ZooSeb-Photos
- french zoosTVD-Photography
- australian zoosSilmarwenI
- Los angeles zooSilkenWinds
- Oakland, San Francisco and Happy Hollow zoo and the british wildlfe center8TwilightAngel8
- toronto zoo and Safari NiagaraMistoline
Zoos in Magdeburg
- Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rosamond Gifford Park Zoo, Utica Zoo, Southwick Zoo, Capron Park Zoo, Stone Zoonanuqnuq
- Zoo ViennaMwitu-Askari
- Monarto Zoo Nameda
- Zoo MunichSubmission Rules
You may submit 2 photos per week into the bi-weekly theme and 1 photo per week into the featured folder. The current bi-weekly theme is Babies.
Here is how to submit a photo properly:
1. Join the club as a member.
2. Open our gallery and click on 'Submit to this Gallery.'.
4. Choose which folder you would like to submit to by using the drop down menu.
5. Pick your photo, and you're set!Featured Folder
This gallery is for photos that represent the best of our member's work. Staff members will vote on these photos, it takes two accepts to be included in this gallery. Be sure to submit your best work because we will accept nothing but the best. One submission per week.
Lions, tigers and wolves each take up 10% of the featured gallery, which is a lot of photos of just these animals. We therefore will be being more selective when voting on featured folder submissions for these types of animals. Please take this into account when choosing a shot to submit to the featured folder, as lions/tigers/wolves are taking up a third of this gallery!
For a visual guide as to what shots will not be accepted into this folder, please see this journal: zoo-photographers.deviantart.c… Our Affiliates
Be sure to drop by and check out some of our affiliate pages! Especially if you're looking for wild photo or non-limit groups while you're waiting!