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2007 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HERPETOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTED TO JASON PENNEY

Sonoran Green Toads - Anaxyrus retiformis - Breeding
A mating pair of Sonoran Green Toads (Anaxyrus retiformis) photographed by Jason Penney on the Tahono O'Odham
Indian Reservation in Pima County, Arizona was initally selected as SWCHR's Photo of the Month for December,2007.
Jason's photograph  then went on to win him  SWCHR's  2007 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography.
                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Jason Penney

Gerald Keown from SWCHR presents the 2007 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography to Jason Penney
Gerald Keown (L) from  SWCHR  presents  the 2007 Award  for
Excellence in Herpetological Photography
to Jason Penney (R).
                                                                                      Photo by Ernestina Penney


On Feburary 23, 2008 Jason Penney of Uvalde, Texas became the first recipient of SWCHR's annual Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography. SWCHR's Gerald Keown made the trip to Uvalde, Texas to present the 2007 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography to Jason who is a long-time herper and the current Vice-President for Recreation of Herp Conservation Unlimited (HCU). The annual award consist of a commemorative plaque mounted certificate along with a $150 cash award.

The Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography will continue to be presented on an annual basis. Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research is hopeful of being able to increase the cash portion of the award at some point in the future. SWCHR is very pleased with our first year with this award program that allows us to recognize and reward individuals who demonstrate a high degree of photographic excellence in the field of herpetology. For more information on how to participate in this program, please click here.








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