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2015  AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN HERPETOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHY
PRESENTED TO KYLE ELMORE

Balcones Barking Frog - Kyle Elmore wins SWCHR's 2015 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography
This  Balcones Barking Frog  (Craugastor augusti latrans) was found and photographed by Kyle Elmore of Houston, Texas while walking road cuts
in Val Verde County, Texas in search of snakes.                                                                                                                                 Photo by Kyle Elmore


On April 8, 2016 Kyle Elmore of Houston, Texas became the recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography. Kyle who is a student at the University of Houston is an avid field herper and photographer and has contributed several outstanding photographs to the SWCHR web site. In addition to a plaque commemorating his accomplishment Kyle also received a $250 cash award.


SWCHR Board Member Ben Stupavsky (L) presents the SWCHR 2014 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography to Bill White.
SWCHR Vice-President Gerry Salmon (L) presents the 2015 Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography to Kyle Elmore (R).


The Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography will continue to be presented on an annual basis. SWCHR is very pleased with our first nine 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. This annual photo competition is open to both members and non-members of SWCHR.

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 (twice), Orry Martin, Matthijs Hollanders and Bill White.








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