Zoo Photographer of the Year 2012 - WINNERS!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Zoo Photographer of the year! Thank you to every one who entered, we had 96 submissions which is a fantastic response. I wish everyone a great year of zoo photography in 2013! Prizes will be sent out tonight (hopefully, as long as I have been paid today! If not then in the next few days)1st - *morho 2nd - *darkSoul4Life Best Action Shot - *DeeOtter Best Portrait - =FriendFrog Best Moment - *Tiefenschaerfe Best Endangered Species - ~Misty-Dawn Honourable mentions Judges
Many thanks to the judges, the admin of #Zoo-photographers
1st Place will win a 6 month premium membership from me. AND thanks to the lovely
a sketch commission from herself!
2nd Place will win a 3 month premium membership from me.
Instead of third places, there will be four 'Best of...' categories including 'best action shot', 'best portrait', 'best moment caught' and 'best endangered species' Each winner will win a 1 month premium membership from me.
Winning Features given by... Entries
Can be seen here:[link]
Thanks again to everyone that took part and all the judges for their work on going through the entries!
January Theme 2 - Reptiles
Our current theme is Reptiles!
This can be any photo of a zoo animal species that is a reptile. We will reject photos that we don't feel fit the theme. This theme will run for two weeks then change on the 3rd February.
Vote Feedback for what to do with this group in 2013
Thank you all for voting to help suggest what the admin should focus their energy on for this group. The most popular choice by far was tutorials for improving your zoo photos, so we will try to write one of these every other month. One the months were there is no tutorial, we will try to do the second most popular option, zoo reviews. However these will also depend on you guys! I can write zoo reviews for zoos in the UK, and some of the admin can write reviews for their local zoos, but this will be a pretty small selection! So once we have established a format for the reviews, it would be great if members could submit reviews of their favorite, or least favourite zoos!
Mini Contest - ON HOLD
While we run the 'Zoo Photograhper of the Year' Contest there will not be any mini-contests, sorry! They will start up again in the new year once the winners for the big contest have been announced. So hopefully next week!
You may submit 2 photos per week into the bi-weekly theme and 1 photo per week into the featured folder. There is no current bi-weekly theme as we are closed for christmas.
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.
For a visual guide as to what shots will not be accepted into this folder, please see this journal: [link]Themed Folders
Our current themed folder is REPTILES. You may submit up to 2 photos to it per week. There is no quality control on these folders, all that is required is the animal featured in the photo is in a zoo and fits the theme. The theme changes every 2 weeks, so if you don't have any photos that fit the theme this time, you can submit when the theme changes.Staff Choice Gallery
Each week the staff will look over the submissions to the “My Best Shot” and the current month theme and select up to 10 photos that they feel are the best of the ones that were submitted. Those photos will be featured in the Staff Choice Gallery and put to a member vote.Photo of the Week Gallery
The photos chosen each week by the staff are voted on by the members, the winning photo is displayed for the next week on the group’s front page as the Photo of the Week.
is holding a contest for 'bird interactions'! for more details see here: [link]
Photo of the Week is...
's cheetah shot! Congrats!
More of their work: