For Immediate Release
October 5th 2011
Contact: Diane Hines
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: FWF 2011 Photo Contest Winners Gallery >>>>>
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.