2011 FWF Photo Contest Winners Announcement

Date 10/24/2011

For Immediate Release

October 5th 2011
Contact: Diane Hines
(850) 656-7113

The Florida Wildlife Federation’s Photo Contest Winners for 2011 have been selected! The Winner Overall was “Big and Loveable,” a photograph of a manatee by Robyn Churchill taken at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Each of the 42 winning photos was taken on public property in Florida including federal, state and local parks, public lands and waterways.

The photographers captured images of the wild creatures and wild places in Florida that need to be saved for future generations to enjoy. Congratulations from FWF to the winners and thank you to all who submitted as this will help to further the mission of preserving, managing and improving the wild places in Florida.

1st Place: Big and Loveable
by Robyn Churchill

The First Place Winning Photos by category include:

Birds - “Roseate Spoonbill” by Johnny Villaronga - Everglades National Park

Flowers - “ Colorful Iris” by Myrna Erler-Bradshaw - Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Landscape – “Water Lilies” by Sabrina Ryan - White City Park

Macro - “Tiger Swallowtail” by Charles Littlewood - Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Portrait – “Osprey and Fish” by Miguel Levya - Everglades National Park

Sunset -Sunrises- “Sunrise” by Diane Lewis - Withlacoochee Bay Trail

Waterscapes - “Florida’s Natural Beach” by Barbara Bowen - Anclote Key Preserve State Park

Wildlife - “Big and Loveable” by Robyn Churchill – Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

The Florida Wildlife Federation began the annual Photo Contest in 2006. Each year the contest ends on July 31. Winning photos were selected by judges Lou and Betsy Kellenberger who are award winning photographers themselves. Lou and Betsy, Life Members of the Federation, have graciously given of their time to review the hundreds of photographs that have been submitted to the contest through the FWF website. The Federation is proud to have so many excellent photographers take their time to submit their beautiful work.

To see all of the winning photographs, please follow the link below.

FWF 2011 Photo Contest Winners Gallery >>>>>

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