Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Join us at the Memphis Zoo on Thursday August 1, 2019 for this special PRE-EXPO event. This will be a fun and exciting way to kick off an incredible weekend of photography at this year’s Photo Expo Memphis at Graceland!
11:30AM-12:00PM Meet at the Main Zoo Entrance
(If you arrive after the group enters, you will need to pay to enter the zoo. Keep your receipt for reimbursement at the Expo)
12:30PM-1:30PM Special Presentation at Primate Pavilion
Michael Pachis will be giving a presentation on how to take better zoo photographs. Michael will share his tips and techniques in capturing amazing Zoo pictures. Lunch catered by Corky’s BBQ
1:45PM-4:00PM Explore the Memphis Zoo with photography instructors sharing their tips and techniques along the way.
Memphis Zoo Photo Contest
OVER $600 IN PRIZES! It’s all about the animals.
First Place - $250 Second Place - $175 Third Place - $100
(2) Honorable Mentions - $50 each
Images must be taken during the Expo Zoo Excursion. You will receive information on how to submit your images. All images must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, August 2nd. Winners will be announced on Saturday at the Expo.
About the Memphis Zoo
It all began in 1906 with a black bear named Natch - a retired baseball mascot. Today, the Memphis Zoo spans 70 acres and is home to more than 4,500 animals, representing over 500 different species. In 2008, the Memphis Zoo was ranked America’s No.1 zoo by TripAdvisor.com. In 2009, the Memphis Zoo was rated the "top zoo in the country" in a national survey by Morey Associates. The Memphis Zoo has completed more than $90 million in renovations and expansion, since the early 1990s. The Zoo's animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibits like Once Upon A Farm, Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage and CHINA. In April 2003, the Memphis Zoo became one of only four zoos in the United States to exhibit giant pandas. Giant pandas "Ya Ya" and "Le Le" live in the Zoo’s exhibit, CHINA – a brand new, three-acre facility that features animals that are indigenous to China, complete with authentic Chinese gardens and architecture. The Memphis Zoo is home to the world’s longest living hippopotamus, “Adonis," who died in 1965 at the age of 54. The male hippo sired approximately 25 offspring in his lifetime, giving the Zoo the title of “hippo capital of the world.”
The Memphis Zoo is nestled inside Overton Park in the heart of Midtown Memphis. 2000 Prentiss Place Memphis, TN 38112