PHOTOGRAPHY

Karen Willes Karen Willes is a retired musician who, since retirement, enjoys spending time photographing wildlife. Her dynamic images have been notably published by The Nature Conservancy, Florida Wildlife Federation, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Operation Migration, International Crane Foundation, Audubon magazine, Camp Denali and The...

Best in Show Robert Van Mierop Palm Coast, FL Roseate spoonbill Platalea ajaja The 2018 Best in Show image was taken by Palm Coast photographer Robert Van Mierop. This awe-inducing photo of a Roseate spoonbill parent with chick was captured with a Nikon D7200, with a 200-500mm lens.   Congratulations to this...

JOEL SARTORE! Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic. Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a...

Congratulations to this year's photo contest winners! The 2017 Best in Show image was taken by St. Augustine photographer Charles Wesley. This stunning photo of a preening Roseate spoonbill was captured with a Canon 7D Mk II camera, Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens...

CHAS GLATZER Chas is a Canon Explorer of Light, the group is comprised of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.   Since founding Shoot The Light in the mid-nineties, Chas has cemented his place in the world as...

Best in Show Digital Art David Long, Shrewsbury, MA   Congratulations to this year's photo contest winners! The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park was pleased to host its 23rd Annual Photo Contest this year.  Entries were received from all over the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. With just...

MAC STONE is a conservation photographer from Gainesville, Florida. Growing up exploring the springs, swamps, and hammocks of North Central Florida, he developed a passion for photography at a young age. Through photography, Stone strives to start new conversations and expose the dynamic relationship between mankind and...

Best in Show Lynn Long Beaufort, SC   Congratulations to this year's photo contest winners! The award-winning photojournalist Daron Dean, Manager of Photography for the St. Augustine Record, had the difficult task of selecting one Best in Show image plus nine additional winning images.     Doug Heimstead Vadnais, MN John Zeiss Sarasota, FL Richard Curtin Anniston,...

All photos by Karen Willes What happens when these chicks leave the nest and start fending for themselves?  We're partnering with Audubon Florida to band Roseate spoonbills so their movements can be tracked.  Knowing where these birds spend most of their time can be useful to...