2016 Feather, Fur and Scales photography contest winners

As the Zoo’s staff photographer, one of my favorite events of the year is our Feathers, Fur and Scales Photography Contest. For thirteen years, I’ve had the pleasure of viewing some of the most incredible photos of our residents. With 120 photo submissions in our three categories, youth, teen, and adult, our judges were hard-pressed to declare winners this year with the sheer amount of artistic talent. Our judges included Richards Group Creative Director Gary Gibson, Getty Images photographer Romilly Lockyer, and Collin College photography instructor Anna Fritzel.

We honored our winners and their guests with an awards luncheon at the Zoo, where they also received their prizes. We even had a winner enter all the way from Newhall, Iowa! Thank you all so much for your submissions. Your photography inspires us, and teaches the world to care about threatened and endangered animals.

Below are the 13th annual Feathers, Fur and Scales winning entries in each category. Cheers!

Grand Prize: Shawna Hinkel
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4 thoughts on “2016 Feather, Fur and Scales photography contest winners

  1. Doris Jones

    Jax has a great eye for photography!

  2. Cristina

    I’m in love with all the pics but Missy was the star of the contest!

  3. Ryan Applegates photos is super good!

  4. Awesome work. They are great. Thanks for sharing with us.

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