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Photo competition 2016

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 runners-up from 2016.

Belfast Zoo photo competition 2016

 Category A - Best picture taken by a club photographer 
 1st prize  Barbary lion by Gareth O'Cathain
 2nd prize  Temminck's golden cat by William Allen
 3rd prize  Rothschild's giraffe by Robert Sergeant 
Highly commended   Lola the Andea bear by Stephen Haydon
  Western lowland gorilla by Raymond Hughes
  Qays the Barbary lion by Gareth O'Cathain

 Category B - Best picture taken by a zoo visitor 
 1st prize   Temminck's golden cat by Phillip Hutton
 2nd prize   Capybaras by Phillip Hutton
 3rd prize  Western lowland gorilla baby by Gemma Vennard
 Highly commended   Sumatran tiger by Katie Price
  Pied tamarian by Fiona Beattie
  Capybaras by Susan Wenlock

 Category C - Best black and white picture 
 1st prize  Barbary lions by Peter Lennon
 2nd prize  Colombian spider monkey by Gareth O'Cathain 
 3rd prize  White-tailed sea eagle by Joe Beattie
 Highly commended   Asian elephant by Robert Sergeant
  Sumatran tiger by Joe Beattie
  African pygmy goat by Fiona Beattie

 Category D - Best funny caption   Caption 
1st prize  Western lowland gorilla by Joe Beattie  "Air guitar, 2016 world champion"
 Highly commended Flamingos by Gwyneth Sergeant  "Go on, give us a kiss."
 "Not likely with a beak like that."
 Highly commended  Andean bears by Daniel Marshall "I can't wait 'til she is old enough for school." 

 Category E - Best picture taken by someone under 16 
 1st prize Barbary lion by Alexander Allen 
 Highly commended  Meerkats by Caleb Wenlock
 Blesbok by Fiona Beattie


Previous competitions

Photo competition 2017
View the winners of our 2017 photo competition.
Photo competition 2015
View the winners of our 2015 photo competition.
Photo competition 2014
View the winners of our 2014 photo competition.
Photo competition 2013
View the winners of our 2013 photo competition.