2017 24th Annual Photo Contest Winners!

2017 24th Annual Photo Contest Winners!

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 and Canon 580 EX II flash.


The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park was pleased to host its 24th Annual Photo Contest this year. With almost 350 photos submitted, wildlife photographer Chas Glatzer faced quite a challenge during the selection process.  This year’s winning photographs are more striking and dynamic than ever and will be on display within our website and other promotional media.


Additionally, nine other Honorable Mentions were selected.

Anna Berger

Saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus

Myrna Erler-Bradshaw

aberrant Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis

Jackie Kramer

Tri-colored herons Egretta tricolor

Anna Berger

Reticulated python Python reticulatus 

Charles Wesley

Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis

Clark Wheeler

male Knobbed hornbill Rhyticeros cassidix

Alana Hodgson

Great egret chicks Ardea alba

Mark Hodgson

Cattle egrets Bubulcus ibis

Jackie Kramer

Roseate spoonbill parent and chicks Platalea ajaja


Thank you to all the photographers who submitted images this year. We look forward to your assistance making next year’s 25th annual photo contest the largest yet!