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Belfast Zoo photo competition 2015 winners announced

Published 17/10/2015

3rd prize Category A - cheetah by Terry Hanna
3rd prize Category A - cheetah by Terry Hanna
OVERALL WINNER and 1st prize Category A - Francois langurs by Terry Hanna
Hiighly commended Category C - Sumatran tiger by Bruce Marshall
Highly commended Category B - bronze turkey by Bruce Marshall
1st prize Category E - crowned pigeon by Fiona Beattie (age 14)
Highly commended Category F - child looking into a monkey enclosure by Wayne Gilmore
Highly commended Category D - Andean goose 'Ole! And that's how you finish a Paso Doble!' by Gemma Vennard
2nd prize Category C - Goodfellow's tree kangaroo by Raymond Hughes
3rd prize Category C - little egret by Phillip Hutton
2nd prize Category B - Lucy and Pixie the baby chimpanzees by Peter Morgan
1st prize Category C - Francois langur infant by Matthew Allen
Highly commended Category A - red titi infant by Mark Gillan
Highly commended Category B - Baako the Western lowland gorilla by Jude Rankin
Highly commended Category A - spot-necked otter by Joe Beattie
Highly commended Category C - white-nosed coati by Phillip Hutton
Highly commended Category E - Linne's two-toed sloth by Fiona Beattie (age 14)
1st prize Category D - African pygmy goat and black and white ruffed lemur 'No, this is definitely a lemur enclosure!' by Alan Dodridge
1st prize Category F - Ethan practicing his chimpanzee moves at Belfast Zoo by Deirdre Corrigan
1st prize Category B - Kabus and Kinabalu the Sumatran tigers by Bruce Marshall
2nd prize Category A - fossa by Joe Beattie
Highly commended Category B - Chilean flamingo flock by Aurimas Slavickis
Highly commended Category E - pied tamarin by Alexander Allen (age 12)
3rd prize Category C - little egret by Phillip Hutton
3rd prize Category B - Black and white Colobus monkey by Peter Morgan

The winners of Belfast Zoo's annual photographic competition have been announced.

The competition, which has been running for 32 years, challenges budding and amateur photographers to creatively capture the animals and scenes of the zoo.  Winners were announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday in the elephant and giraffe house.

View all of the winners in our gallery above. Click the magnifying glass to view in full screen.

Zoo manager, Mark Challis, said "The competition launched on 14 April and we received more than 350 entries.

"Even though the competition has been running for more than 30 years, we are always astounded by the quality and skill demonstrated each year. 

"It is also wonderful to see which subjects the photographers have chosen for their submissions and the competition certainly highlights the beauty and diversity of the species that we care for, from tiny tamarins to the Asian elephants! 

"I would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and also congratulate our winner and all entrants on their ‘zooper’ photographs."

Category A - best picture taken by a club photographer

1st prize –Terry Hanna (overall winner of the competition)

2nd prize – Joe Beattie

OVERALL WINNER and 1st prize Category A - Francois langurs by Terry Hanna
OVERALL WINNER and 1st prize Category A - Francois langurs by Terry Hanna

3rd prize – Terry Hanna

highly commended – Joe Beattie

highly commended – Mark Gillan

Category B - best picture taken by a zoo visitor

1st prize – Bruce Marshall

2nd prize – Peter Morgan

3rd prize – Peter Morgan         

highly commended –  Bruce Marshall

highly commended – Aurimas Slavickis

highly commended – Jude Rankin

Category C - best black and white picture

1st prize – Matthew Allen

2nd prize- Raymond Hughes

3rd prize – Phillip Hutton        

highly commended – Bruce Marshall

highly commended – Phillip Hutton

Category D - best funny caption

1st prize – Alan Dodridge

highly commended – Gemma Vennard

highly commended – Bruce Marshall

Category E - best picture taken by someone under 16

1st prize – Fiona Beattie

highly commended – Alexander Allen

highly commended – Fiona Beattie

Category F - best adventurer picture

1st prize- Deirdre Corrigan

Highly commended – Wayne Gilmore

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