2014 Photo Contest Winners


Nearly 275 photos featuring lions, gorillas, butterflies, and many other animals were entered in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2014 Photo Contest. A panel of professional photographers judged the photos, from which they selected a grand prize winner and first-, second-, and third-place winners in two categories: adult and child (11 and under). The winning photos are on display in Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center lobby through the end of the year.

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GRAND PRIZE
Amber Pogorzelski, Elmwood Park, IL
Pogorzelski's winning photo was of Josephine, one of Brookfield Zoo's sea lions. Josephine was recued as a pup after being born on San Francisco's Pier 39, a popular tourist attraction. She was taken in by a local stranding center in California before the Society offered to handrear her and give her a home at Brookfield Zoo. She can be seen at the zoo's Pinniped Point exhibit.
 

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                          1st Place, Adult Category                             2nd Place, Adult Category
                  Charapin Pongtornpipat, Chicago, IL                         Jason Hilty, Niles, MI


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               3rd Place, Adult Category                                Honorable Mention, Adult Category
          Robert Hamilton, Castle Rock, CO                         Dominic Williams, Schaumburg, IL



Child Category (ages 11 and under)

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1st Place, Child Category
Alaina Ray, Summit, IL

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                 2nd Place, Child Category                              3rd Place, Child Category
               Theodore Riggs, Carol Stream, IL                           Gracie Anderson, La Grange, IL

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Honorable Mention, Child Category
Katie Iniguez, Aurora, IL