Zoo Animals

Challenge series hosted by Grafibasilissa. Challenges start on Sundays.
Each week, I'll pick a different animal. The challenge is to find a different way of shooting the same type of animal as everyone else.
Finished (20 challenges)
Entries: 88
Winners announced: 21st October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Zebra
Shots of animal tails. Please make the majority of the shot the tail.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 14th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Talking to my own paw
Shots of the paw's of the animals. Please make the majority of the shot the paws.
18. Cheetah
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 7th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: 0303_Naif_Run
Fastest animal on earth
17. Reptile
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 30th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Smile
All sorts of reptiles. Though I would like to not see Alligators or crocodiles since we just had a challenge for those.
16. Aviary
Entries: 141
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2012 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. Unlike cages, aviaries allow birds a larger living space where they can fly; hence, aviaries are also sometimes known as flight cages. Aviaries often contain plants and shrubbery to simulate a natural environment. Please make the bird in the aviary the focal point of the photo.
15. Macaws
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 16th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Scarlet, blue and gold, emerald these beautiful birds are the new world parrots. Please do not post domestic parrots.
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 9th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Some of the scariest most fear provoking animals. Show them scary, show their sweeter side, or them just sleeping.
13. Giraffes
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 2nd September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Dikhololo boys
The tallest living animals. These beautiful animals are some of the most graceful, show them being peaceful and graceful.
12. Crane
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 26th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Crane
Majestic birds that are usually over looked. Show me these beautiful birds.
11. Toucan
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 19th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Keel billed toucan
Toucan Sam. Just none of the cereal's mascot.
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 12th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Dragon
Komodo Dragon have long been great zoo attractions, where their size and reputation make them popular exhibits. These komodo dragons are believed to be where the myth of Dragons came from.
9. Bear
Entries: 83
Winners announced: 5th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Oh so close
American, Black, Brown, Kodak, basically anything but Koala and Polar bears will work.
Entries: 136
Winners announced: 29th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Flamingo 1
Flamingos, every zoo has them. We usually walk right past them, but take a moment to enjoy their beautiful pink feathers.
7. Jaguars
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2012 GMT
Winner: JAGUAR
I mean the animal not the car! Please note the sample pictures. I do not like disqualifying photos because it was the wrong animal.
6. Otters
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 15th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Resting Otter
River, Sea, Small claw Asian, show me any of these playful mischief makers!
Entries: 80
Winners announced: 8th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Leopard in Tree, Tanzania
These are some of the littlest big cats, often confused with the cheetah, lets show them some love too! Any subcategory of leopards is welcome, including clouded or snow, even though they are apart of a different family.
4. Lions
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 1st July, 2012 GMT
Winner: IMG_8393
Often considered cowardly or majestic. Show me the Kings or Queens of Pride Rock.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 24th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sleeping Beauty
Monkeys, Gorillas, Orangutans. Show any primates other than a human.
2. Tigers
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 17th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: TigaFight
Bengals, Siberian, Sumatran, or Malayan. Show off those beautiful big kitties.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 10th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Close enough!
Show me the elephants!