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Photo competition 2017

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 2017.

Belfast Zoo Photo Competition winners 2017

 Category A - Best picture taken by a club photographer 
 1st prize  Red panda by Joe Beattie
 2nd prize  Crowned lemur by William Allen
 3rd prize  Prairie dog by Tommy Millar
Highly commended   Striped hyaena by Joe Beattie
 Von der Decken's hornbill by William Allen

 Category B - Best picture taken by a zoo visitor 
 1st prize   Turquoise dwarf gecko by Mervyn Marshall
 2nd prize   Red titi monkey by Mervyn Marshall
 3rd prize  Barbary lion by Chris Gunning
 Highly commended   Western lowland gorilla by Chris McSherry
 Emperor tamarin by Lesley Barker
 Meerkat by Marina Kulakova

 Category C - Best black and white picture 
 1st prize  Grant's zebras by William Allen
 2nd prize  Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie
 3rd prize  Barbary lion by Joe Beattie
 Highly commended   Barbary lion by Chloe Thompson
 Sumatran tiger by Joe Beattie
 Asian elephant by William Allen

 Category D - Best funny caption   Caption 
1st prize   Gemma Vennard "Some mothers do 'av 'em"
 Highly commended  Fiona Beattie "She started it!"
 Highly commended  Siobhan Carrabin "I just want a hug" 

 Category E - Best picture taken by someone under 16 
 1st prize  Chestnut-backed thrush by Alexander Allen
 Highly commended  Malayan tapir by Alexander Allen
 Golden mantella by Joshua Willey


Previous competitions

Photo competition 2016
View the winners of our 2016 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.