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Photo competition 2013

Our annual photographic competition challenges budding and amateur photographers to take a picture of our animals during a visit to the zoo. 

Here are our winners and runner ups from 2013.

Belfast Zoo photo competition 2013

 Category A - Best picture taken by a club photographer 
 1st prize  Red panda by - Gareth O'Cathain
 2nd prize  Toco toucan by John McCourt 
 3rd prize  Chimpanzee's by Gareth O'Cathain 
 Highly commended   Barbary lion by Gareth Robinson
  Chimpanzee by Gareth O'Cathain
  Temminick's golden cat by Sammy Lyttle

 Category B - Best picture taken by a zoo visitor 
 1st prize   Asian elephant by Dominic Hannon
 2nd prize   Chimpanzee by Sheila Smith
 3rd prize  Wattled jacuna by Phillip Hutton
 Highly commended   Golden lion tamarin by Tony Hunter
  Malayan sun bear by Teresa Lea
  Sumatran tiger by Bruce Marshall

 Category C - Best black and white picture 
 1st prize  Western lowland gorilla by Phillip Hutton 
 2nd prize  Asian elephants by Keith Reilly
 3rd prize  Crowned Sifaka by Joe Beattie
 Highly commended   Barbary lion by Bruce Marshall
  Chimpanzee by Joe Beattie
  Colombian spider monkeys by Raymond Hughes

 Category D - Best funny caption  Caption
 1st prize  Susan Kelly "Being the newest member of the zoo family, I really 'ot-ter' win this competition."
 Highly commended  Tony Hunter  "Charlie Darwin, he cracks me up hahaha" 
 Highly commended   Ken Harland "Don't shoot, I don't carry cash!" 

 Category E - Best picture taken by someone under 16 
 1st prize  Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie
 Highly commended   Roul roul by Lara Valrighi