Fota Wildlife Photography Competition Winners 2023

Our 2023 photography competition winners have been announced!

Congratulations to the winners and runners up and thank you to all who entered, we are always blown away by the amount of beautiful images taken by our visitors and this year was no exception!

Our 2023 winners –

Best Photo by a Camera Club Photographer 

Winner – Christine Daly (Carrick Camera Club)

Runner Up – Erill Ryan (Ballincollig Camera Club)


Best ‘Native Species at Fota’ Photo

Winner – Chris Martin

Runner Up – Henry O’Brien

Image – Moorhens by Chris Martin – Winner – Native Species at Fota


Best Photo by a Professional Photographer 

Winner –  Isabel Doody

Runner Up – Eoin Kelly


Best Under 16s Photograph

Winner – Eve Martin (aged 13)

Runner Up – OJ Lawless (aged 15)

Image – OJ Lawless – Runner-Up – Under 16’s photograph 


Best Photo by a Non-Club / Non-Professional

Winner – Chris Martin

Runner Up – Louise Conroy


Best Photo taken with Smartphone/Device

Winner – Sophie Canniffe

Runner Up – Lorna Dunican


Best Photo by a Staff Member at Fota Wildlife Park

Winner – Michael English

Runner Up – Eimear Thornton

Below image – Eimear Thornton – Runner-Up – Staff Photograph


Keep an eye out on our social channels where we will be sharing more of the winning images, the winning photographs feature in our 2024 Fota Wildlife Park Calendar, which is available now to pre-order in our shop!