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Belfast Zoo annual photographic competition winners announced

Published 22/10/2016

1st prize in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - Temmincks golden cat by Philip Hutton
1st prize in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - Temmincks golden cat by Philip Hutton
2nd prize in category C best black and white picture - Colombian spider monkey by Gareth OCathain
Highly commended in category A best photograph taken by a club photographer - Qays the Barbary lion by Gareth O Cathain
Highly commended in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - Sumatran tiger by Katie Price
Highly commended in category A best photograph taken by a club photographer - Lola the Andean bear cub by Stephen Haydon
Overall winner and 1st prize in category A best photograph taken by a club photographer - Barbary lion by Gareth OCathain
1st prize in category D best funny caption Air guitar 2016 world champion -Baako the Western lowland gorillla by Joe Beattie.jpg
Highly commended in category D best funny caption I cant wait till she is old enough for school - Andean bears by Daniel Marshall
2nd prize in category A best photograph taken by a club photographer - Temmincks golden cat by William Allen.jpg
Highly commended in category C best black and white picture - Asian elephant by Robert Sergeant
2nd prize in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - capaybaras by Philip Hutton
Highly commended in category C best black and white picture - African pygmy goat by Fiona Beattie
Highly commended in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - pied tamarin by Fiona Beattie
1st prize in category C best black and white picture - Barbary lions by Peter Lennon
Highly commended in category A best photograph taken by a club photographer - Western lowland gorilla by Raymond Hughes
3rd prize in category A best photograph taken by a club photographer - Rothschilds giraffe by Robert Sergeant
Highly commended best picture taken by someone under 16 - meerkats by Caleb Wenlock
Highly commended in category C best black and white picture - Sumatran tiger by Joe Beattie
Highly commended in category D best funny caption Go on give us a kiss- Not likely with a beak like that. -flamingoes by Gwyneth Ser
3rd prize in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - Western lowland gorilla baby by Gemma Vennard
Highly commended in category B best photograph taken by a zoo visitor - capaybaras by Susan Wenlock
1st prize in category E best picture taken by someone under 16 - Barbary lion by Alexander Allen
3rd prize in category C best black and white picture - white-tailed sea eagle by Joe Beattie
Highly commended in category E best picture taken by someone under 16 - by Fiona Beattie
2016 winners of Belfast Zoos 33rd annual photographic competition.jpg

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have been announced at a special awards ceremony in the elephant and giraffe house.

The competition, which has been running for 33 years, is sponsored by HB and challenges budding and amateur photographers to creatively photograph the animals and scenes of the zoo; capturing the wonder of nature, exhibiting photographic excellent and displaying high quality skills and a great eye for a ‘zooper’ photo!

Zoo curator and competition judge, Alyn Cairns, said:"Despite the fact that the competition has been running for more than 30 years, we are always stunned by the standard of the submissions, as well as the quality and skill demonstrated by entrants.

"With 370 entries, the photographs certainly highlighted the beauty and diversity of the species that we care for and the winning entries have ranged from snaps of tiny pied tamarins to our beautiful giants, the Asian elephants and Rothschild’s giraffes.”

 

Category A - best picture taken by a club photographer

1st prize and overall winner – Gareth O’Cathain           (Belfast Photo Imaging Club)

2nd prize – William Allen                                               (Central Photographic Association)

3rd prize – Robert Sergeant                                           (Central Photographic Association)

highly commended – Stephen Haydon                         (Central Photographic Association)

highly commended – Raymond Hughes                       (Merville Newtownabbey Photographic Club)

highly commended - Gareth O’Cathain                       (Belfast Photo Imaging Club)

 

Category B - best picture taken by a zoo visitor

1st prize – Philip Hutton

2nd prize – Philip Hutton

3rd prize – Gemma Vennard    

highly commended – Susan Wenlock

highly commended – Katie Price

highly commended – Fiona Beattie

 

Category C - best black and white picture

1st prize – Peter Lennon

2nd prize- Gareth O’Cathain

3rd prize – Joe Beattie

highly commended – Robert Sergeant

highly commended – Joe Beattie

highly commended – Fiona Beattie

 

Category D - best funny caption

1st prize – Joe Beattie

highly commended – Daniel Marshall

highly commended – Gwyneth Sergeant

 

Category E - best picture taken by someone under 16

1st prize – Alexander Allen

highly commended – Fiona Beattie

highly commended – Caleb Wenlock

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