Congratulations to this year’s photo contest winners! 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.
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.
Additionally, nine other Honorable Mentions were selected.
Saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus
aberrant Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis
Tri-colored herons Egretta tricolor
Reticulated python Python reticulatus
Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis
male Knobbed hornbill Rhyticeros cassidix
Great egret chicks Ardea alba
Cattle egrets Bubulcus ibis
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!