Lookdown Fish

Lookdown Fish

This odd-looking fish gets its name from the way it appears to look down as it swims along. It is also unique in the way that its bright, polished, silver body is laterally compressed and extremely thin.

Catering at the Zoo

11th Annual Photo Contest:
January 2-31, 2016

Each January, the zoo invites photographers of all abilities, ages 5 and up, to take part in a photo contest. Winning photos appear in the spring issue of our member publication MyZoo Magazine, on the zoo's website and social media, and are displayed to the public for one year in the zoo's gift shop windows.

2016 Winners:


Grand Prize | Sponsored by CNY Arts
Tonguehold by Bob Gates


Please visit the zoo's Facebook page to view all of this year's winning photos!

Best Action Shot | Sponsored by Syracuse Stage
Slippery When Wet by Scott Reyes

Best Animal Portrait | Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
Sitting Pretty by Steve Ratliff

Best Day Ever Photo | Sponsored by Friends of the Zoo
The Goat and the Girl by Bryan Sperling

Best Winter Scene | Sponsored by Redhouse Arts Center
Catching Snowflakes by Kathe Harrington

Most Artistic Photo | Sponsored by Everson Museum of Art
Inquiring Eyes by Sandra Roe

First Place | Youth
Beauty by Sharon Reynolds

Second Place | Youth
King by Tanner Madura

Third Place | Youth
Tiger by the Tongue by Eli Kligerman

Honorable Mention | Youth
Gotcha! by Allyson Howard

First Place | Teen
Majestic Macaw by Ciara Van Heesch

Second Place | Teen
Hide and Seek by Emily Shapiro

Third Place | Teen
Bear in Winter by Riley Uhle

Honorable Mention | Teen
Posing Penguin by Ciara Van Heesch

First Place | Adult
Curious and Curled Up by William Brown

Second Place | Adult
Posing in Pink by Courtney Morris

Third Place | Adult
Hidden Away by Lauren Wojtalewski

Honorable Mention | Adult
Contorted Beauty by Tina Norris

Winners were selected by a panel of judges from sponsoring organizations:

Karen Convertino, Registrar, Everson Museum of Art
Susan Tromans, Community Program Coordinator, CNY Arts
Erin Lafferty, Outreach/Camps Coordinator and Resident Choreographer, Redhouse Arts Center
Maria Simmons, Director of Marketing, Friends of the Zoo
Tamar Smithers, Director of Education, Community Folk Art Center
Kristina Starowitz, Public Relations Manager, Syracuse Stage

Third Annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest Traveling Winners Exhibition will take place at sponsoring organizations in the spring: 

Syracuse Stage: April 6-24, 2016
Community Folk Art Center: June 7-21, 2016
Redhouse Arts Center: June 27-August 13, 2016

Special thanks to Industrial Color Labs for
providing photo prints for winner prize packs!

Sponsored by:

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