ALBUQUERQUE, NM--Photographs help us remember special times and capture moments of striking beauty. The ABQ BioPark is full of stunning photo opportunities from spring flowers at the Botanic Garden, baby animals at the Zoo, autumn foliage at Tingley Beach and other-worldly sea creatures at the Aquarium. Throughout September, guests can share their favorite awe-inspiring photographs from the past year in the BioPark's annual Photo Contests.

From now until Sept. 30, guests can upload up to six photos taken since August 2013 to the BioPark's Flickr group in any of this year's categories:

  • Family Portraits--photos of the BioPark's newest additions and their family!

  • Big, Bold & Beautiful--photos of the BioPark's large animals, either at the Zoo or the Aquarium.

  • A Bug's Life--photos of a bug's life and habitat, or photos shot from an insect's point of view.

  • Funny Photos--photos capturing animals doing something that makes you smile, laugh or giggle.

  • Young Wildlife Photographer--Kids ages 12 and younger can share their best animal shots from the BioPark in this exclusive category.

Then, BioPark fans can vote for their favorite submissions throughout October 20.

"The Annual Photo Contest is a great way for guests to share some of their memories and experiences from their visits to the BioPark," says Rick Janser, BioPark Director. "It's also a way we can celebrate some of the artistic talent in our community."

Full contest rules and guidelines are available on the BioPark's website: