This contest is open to photographers ranked between 1 and 250 in this week’s Leaderboard.
Giving us an up-close opportunity to photograph a wide variety of exotic and interesting animals, zoos and safari parks are a great place to spend time with your camera, and don’t require super-long lenses to get intimate shots. There can be questions over the ethicality of poorly run and financed zoos and safari parks, but when done well they are great for education, and often have important breeding programs for endangered species. Any zoo and safari park animal images are welcome in the contest, as are images of zoos and safari parks more broadly, that may not even have animals in the picture.
Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.