photography Tag

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 Robert O'Toole   The rookery is gearing up for chaos as we move into April! Roseate spoonbills began nesting early this year. Three nests have already fledged out and 4 more pairs are either incubating or have recently hatched chicks. The spoonbills are following the staggered nesting pattern of previous years. The...

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...

Photo by Jill Carney This year's rookery season started out strong after a mild winter.  The Great egrets, always the first to arrive, made their initial appearance almost two weeks early. The season was off to a good start and the possibility of our biggest rookery season yet seemed probable....

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...

How quickly things can change!  One of the blog's more recent posts detailed the extreme drought conditions affecting Northeast Florida.  Thank you everyone for your prayers and rain dances, but please focus your attention on other drought-stricken regions for awhile.  Tropical Storm Debby brought St. Augustine an...

Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach Daily News Memorial Day weekend is usually quite busy at the zoo.  Zookeepers spend more time mingling with inquisitive guests than working on animal projects. This year, the holiday weekend was instead spent preparing our collection for Tropical Storm Beryl. ...

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...