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AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HERPETOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHY


Once each year the Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research presents the Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography. This award currently consist of a commemorative plaque mounted certificate and a cash award. The amount of the cash award varies from year to year depending of the funds available. The cash portion of the award will always be at least $200.

Prior recipients of the Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography are listed below along with links to their award winning photography.


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2015 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Kyle Elmore of Houston, Texas for his award winning image of a Balcones Barking Frog (Craugastor augusti latrans) photographed while field herping in Val Verde County, Texas.


2014 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Bill White of Surprise, Arizona for his award winning image of a Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus) photographed while field herping in Yuma County, Arizona.


2013 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Travis Dimler for his award winning portfolio of five outstanding images of various reptiles and amphibians from the American Southwest.


2012 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Orry Martin for his award winning portrait of a Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus molossus) photographed while field herping in Pima County, Arizona.


2011 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Matthijs Hollanders for his award winning image of a Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) found while field herping in Brazoria County, Texas.


2010 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Travis Dimler for his award winning image of a Trans-Pecos Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster) feeding on a Tomato Hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) in Brewster County, Texas.


2009 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Will Wells for his award winning image of an Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) from the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.


2008 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Gary Nafis for his award winning image of a Mexican Treefrog (Smilisca baudinii) from Cameron County, Texas.


2007 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography - Presented to Jason Penney for his award winning image of a breeding pair of Arizona Green Toads (Anaxyrus retiformis) from the Tahono O'Odham Indian Reservation in Pima Co., Az.







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