PHOTOGRAPHY

Daron Dean has been a working photojournalist since graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism in 2004. The Florida native interned for The Gainesville Sun, the Anchorage Daily News and The Dallas Morning News before joining the staff at The St....

Nesting season has officially begun! Currently four pairs of Roseate spoonbills are nest building. A few things happen before spoonbills get ready raise their families. The first step is a plumage change. They molt out of their old drab feathers into some fancy bright new...

Congratulations to all of our 21st Annual Photo contest winners!  This year's judging duo, Dick and Pat Bartlett, were over-whelmed by the selection of breath taking photo submissions. Following are the top ten: BEST IN SHOW Roseate spoonbill Phillip Hardy Americus, GA Cuban crocodile William Miller Ocala, FL Cattle egrets Tara Tanaka Tallahassee, FL Great egret Horace...

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is pleased to announce this year's photo contest judge selection. Though recent judges have been a single judge with a nature photography background, 2014 will be a team effort by renowned herpetologists Dick and Patti Bartlett! All photos below by...

Congratulations to all the winners of our 20th Annual Photo Contest!  With over 560 images submitted, Maxis Gamez, this year's judge, had a daunting selection process ahead of him. This year's spectacular winning photographs will be on display at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm as well as here on our Rookery Blog. BEST...

Photo by Maxis Gamez The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is pleased to announce Maxis Gamez as our judge for the zoo's 20th Annual Photo Contest! Maxis Gamez is a self-taught professional nature photographer residing in Sarasota, Florida. He started photography as a hobby, but has now decided...

Congratulations to all the winners of our 19th Annual Photo Contest!  With nearly 350 photos submitted, David Moynahan, this year's judge, faced quite a challenge during the selection process.  So much so that he selected eleven winners instead of ten!  This year's winning photographs are better than ever and...

Photo by Michael Barrett Friday, July 20th is the quickly approaching deadline for our 19th Annual Photography Contest! The last day for early entry into the park is the previous Sunday, July 15th.  Photo contest rules and entry forms can be downloaded from our website:  http://www.alligatorfarm.com/photography.html. Photographers are encouraged...

Photo by David Moynahan The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is pleased to announce David Moynahan as our judge for the zoo's 19th Annual Photo Contest! As a Conservation Photographer, David's goal is to help raise awareness of the natural and beautiful world that still surrounds us. At...