Photo Safari

July 20 - 21 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Free with Zoo admission - $20 for 8 a.m. early admission

Purchase Early-Admission Tickets

Join us and the Woodward Camera team for a weekend of photo fun at the Detroit Zoo! Test out cameras and lenses by Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma and Sony while getting tips from photo experts stationed throughout Zoo grounds.

Photos taken during this two-day event will be eligible for prizes. Photographers may submit up to five images to Woodward Camera for consideration. Suggested photo themes include:

  • Animal Welfare/Rescued Animals/Conservation Species
  • Human-Animal Connection
  • Mammals
  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Birds and Butterflies

Photos must be taken during Photo Safari to be eligible for submission. Images must be received by Woodward Camera before July 24 and will be curated by the Woodward Camera team. The finalists will be voted on by the Detroit Zoo’s Facebook followers the week of August 5. First, second and third place winners will be determined by the most “likes” received. Winners will be announced the week of August 12.

Photographers may use their own equipment. Woodward Camera and their vendors will also have equipment available at the Zoo that participants can borrow for two-hour time periods. For more information about the official rules, visit woodwardcamera.com.