My Town: Annual Photo Safari at Metroparks Zoo

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CLEVELAND — Amateur photographers big and small from all over northeast Ohio are invited to attend the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s annual Photo Safari.

Photo Safari begins April 1 and runs through October 31. Photographers can submit their photos monthly to be featured as “pic of the month” on the zoo’s blog, The Roar Report. Chosen entries can win zoo tickets and Photo Safari prizes. A limit of three entries can also be submitted on photographic paper by October 31.

Photographers can enter photos in the following categories: Bird, Mammal, Plant/Insect, Amphibian/Reptile/Fish, Friends/Family and new this year, a special Dinosaurs! category to celebrate the return of the zoo’s popular prehistoric seasonal exhibit. Photo Safari also features a junior category for kids ages 2 to 11.

Judges will award prizes in each category and a “Best in Show” photo is chosen. Prizes include Zoo memberships, Cleveland Metroparks golf passes, Discount Drug Mart gift cards and a behind the scenes zoo tour. Winning photos also will be displayed in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building.

For more information about the contest, click here