Photography Competition

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 wins 2 adult and 2 child tickets to the Park. Voting closes at midnight on 31st October 2018.

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.

Runners up

Highly Commended

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.

Runner up

‘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.

CotsWild Commended Gallery

A big thank you to all those who entered the photo competition. Keep an eye out for our next photo competition.


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

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