January 29 - 31, 2016 | Princess Anne Recreation Center
presented with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings.
2016 Winter Wildlife Festival - The Virginian-Pilot
2016 Photography Contest Winners
We received some amazing photos capturing the Winter Wildlife Festival. Congratulations to all the winners!
Ariel Johnson | Ibis on tree at Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife - Honorable Mention
William Miller | Vocal Pelicans (grooming pelicans and cormorants on floating dock in Rudee Inlet)
Festival in Action
Preston Ozmar | Participants on beach at Fisherman's Island
Cecilia P. (age 5) | Smokey Bear at Princess Anne Recreation Center
Pam Monahan | Tundra Swans on alert at Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge
2016 Photo Categories
- Wildlife – shows wildlife during a festival excursion; animal(s) may be still, in motion, displaying a behavior, etc. Winning photograph received a pair of ZEISS TERRA ED Pocket Binoculars (8x25)!
- Festival in Action – any picture taken during any festival activity of any subject; includes: exhibit hall, walk-up workshops, keynote, excursions, other festival participants, education animals, children’s activities, etc. Winning photograph received a Winter Wildlife Festival prize pack!
- Youth - any subject, any festival location; must be under 16 to qualify. Winning photograph received a family 4-pack of tickets to the Virginia Aquarium and The Adventure Park!
People’s Choice – any subject, any festival location; one photo per photographer may be considered for this award in addition to the above categories. Pictures were posted on our Facebook page and winner was determined by most likes in specified time period. Winner of this category received a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card!
View full contest rules.