Lou Kellenberger FWF Photo Contest

Help protect Florida’s wildlife and participate in the Florida Wildlife Federation’s annual photo contest. One Overall Contest winner will be selected for the First Prize of $300, a Second Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire tablet, and the kids’ contest winner will receive an outdoor backpack!

First place Winner 2020

A beautiful Egret aggressively, but gracefully lands in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ken Macejka, PhotographerSony a9

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Photo Contest! The Florida Wildlife Federation is grateful to renowned Florida photographer Nick Baldwin for being the judge of this year’s contest.

Participant 2020

I Believe I Can Fly by Jake Turner

Participant 2020

Starfish in the Garden by Kimberly Pier

Participant 2020

Last to Burn by Donald Pelliccia

Participant 2020

Amber Reflection by Jessica Lerner

Misty Mornings…. by Kat Wilson

Participant 2020

A passion plant! by Jim Matiya

Participant 2020

Luck Day by John D. Andersen

Dolphin Show by Jessica Kerr

Tree Reflection by Milton Siegele

All nature photographers are welcome to tell Florida's wildlife story

“Light in Florida is one of the most challenging (and rewarding) subjects to explore with your camera.”

Kristian BellMiami, Florida

“Florida offer endless nature photography opportunities, from dynamic wildlife to sweeping vistas.”

Mike ShieldsOrlando, Florida

“I am so excited to be chosen as one of the winners, I was never expecting this.”

Kay WellsPalm Beach, Florida

Meet Louis P. Kellenberger, Jr.

The Lou Kellenberger FWF Photo Contest is named in memory of past board member and friend Louis P. Kellenberger, Jr., who passed away on June 28, 2016. Lou had served on the FWF Board of Directors.

Lou’s great passion was digital photography and he could often be found in the field at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Maclay Gardens State Park or Wakulla Springs State Park. He assisted FWF with its Photo Contest with Lou and wife Betsy serving as judges. They also donated their talents as photographers for the FWF Awards Banquets.

Each year some amazing photos are entered into the contest. In our gallery, you will be able to explore the breathtaking beauty of Florida, its stunning habitats and abundant wildlife.

Photo Contest Winners 2020

Ken Macejka · Jim Matiya · Jake Turner · Kimberly Pier · Donald Pelliccia · Milton Siegele · Jessica Kerr · Jessica Lerner · Kat Wilson · John D. Andersen

Photo Contest Winners 2019

Elie Wolf · Lauren Johnson · Jackson Stalvey · Brian Kamprath · Kristian Bell · Ilona Popov · Lauren Johnson · Kay Wells · Brian Kamprath · Kelly Del Valle

Photo Contest Winners 2018

Michael Johnson · Kristian Bell · Jonah Parker-Hanson · Nancy Moreland · Nathanael Herrera · Keven Williams · Cathy Kunkle · Melissa  Herrick · Debbie Blanco · Dan Mele