Vote For Your Favourite Photo
The photograph with the most votes at the end of the voting wins. To vote select your favourite photo and click the vote button.
The winning photographer with the most votes wins 2 adult and 2 child tickets to the Park. Voting closes at midnight on 31st October 2018.
How to enter
Before entering please read through these Terms and Conditions:
- Only photographs taken at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens will be considered. It is the intention that images will be used by the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens to promote conservation, for education and marketing purposes, or through the sale of products containing the images. By submitting your photo you agree to this.
- No watermarking on photos please.
- No professional photographers please.
- Photographs with people in them MUST have their permission to be photographed. In the case of children, the parents/guardian must give permission to publish their image.
- Photos may be used on social media and on the internet and may not be credited.
- Closing date for entries is 31st January 2018.
Good luck and happy snapping!
2018 Photography Competition
Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Photography Competition this year. We were blown away with the high standard of entries. After much debate and deliberation, we have picked our winners and runners-up! Drum roll please…
Adult Category Winner
The overall winner in the adult category, entitled ‘Sleepy Sloth’, was taken by Stephen Cole. Tambopata lives in the Tropical House where he spends most of his time curled up in a brown furry ball. The judges were incredibly impressed that Stephen not only managed to capture our elusive Sloth on camera, but that he did so in such great detail – a feat which would have taken considerable time and patience, not to mention skill.
Child Category Winner
The overall winner in the child category was taken by Reuben Eves. Entitled ‘The Ancient One’, this unusual composition depicts our Crocodile Monitor in a dinosaur-like menacing pose. It is one of two award winning photographs Reuben took for the competition. Judges also awarded Reuben ‘best photograph’ in the child category for Amazing Amphibians & Reptiles.
Both Stephen and Reuben win a season ticket to the Park. Their photos will also be made into a canvases which will be on display in our restaurant shortly.
Marvellous Mammals Category Winners
Stephen Cole was the adult winner of the Marvellous Mammals category and Georgia Dicks was the child winner.
Georgia took a stunning photo of one of our Clouded Leopards (pictured above). A tricky species to photograph as their colour patterns provide excellent camouflage, added with the fact that there is a lot of foliage in their enclosure, so for her to capture this image on camera impressed the judges.
We received far more mammal entries than in any other category and so we’ve awarded some highly commended photographs too.
Beautiful Birds Category Winners
Dominic Regan took our winning Bird photograph of one of our Penguins enjoying a swim. He managed to capture the moment perfectly. It made us all want to take a dip in the Penguin pool!
Emily Beech was the child winner in the Beautiful Birds category. She took this lovely photo of a Bali Starling in our Tropical House entitled ‘Stripes of Sunshine’. This species is critically endangered in the wild.
Amazing Amphibians & Reptiles Category Winners
Kerry Louisa Cole won with her photograph of one of our snakes with it’s mouth open ready to strike.
‘Seeing Double’ which was taken by Jackie Thomas was a runner up, capturing the reflection in the glass in the Invertebrate House.
Glorious Gardens Category Winners
The adult winner in the Glorious Gardens category was Justin Warhurst with his photo entitled ‘Lush’. The photo is of the Old Walled Garden in high summer with Cannas, Dahlias and other tropical looking plants.
Emily Scroggie our child winner in the Glorious Gardens category took a photo of the wonderful waterlilies, in the pool on the terrace of the Manor House, which you can just see reflected in the water.