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2012 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HERPETOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTED TO ORRY MARTIN

Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake- Orry Martin wins SWCHR's 2012 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography
This  Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus molossus)  was  photographed by Orry Martin of Conroe, Texas
while field herping  in Pima County, Arizona.  The image was originally selected as our  Photo of the Month for  November,
2012. It then went on to win Orry SWCHR's 2012 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography.   Photo by Orry Martin


On March 23, 2013  Orry Martin who is a school teacher and avid herper from Conroe, Texas became the recipient of SWCHR's 2012 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography. Orry, who has contributed a number of outstanding photographs to the SWCHR web site during the past year with four Photo of the Month wins to his credit in 2012 submitted this portrait of a Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake last November and it was selected as our Photo of the Month for November 2012. Now his Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake image has won him SWCHR's annual Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography. This award consist of a commemorative plaque mounted certificate, and a $150 cash award.

SWCHR Board Member Gerry Salmon (L) presents the SWCHR 2012 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography to Orry Martin (R) during the March 2013 meeting of the East Texas Herpetological Society in Houston, Texas
SWCHR Board Member Gerry Salmon (L) presents the SWCHR 2012 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography
to Orry Martin (R) during the March 23 meeting of the  East Texas Herpetological Society in Houston, Texas  where Orry is
a member.                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Gary Heyroth


The Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography will continue to be presented on an annual basis. SWCHR is very pleased with our first six years of having sponsored this award program that allows us to recognize and reward talented individuals who demonstrate a high degree of photographic excellence in the field of herpetology.

During the prior years SWCHR's Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography has also been bestowed on Jason Penney, Gary Nafis, Will Wells, Travis Dimler, and Matthijs Hollanders.








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