Adrift at sea … Sooke photographer Josh DeLeenheer earned third place in the SPCA’s 2018 Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest with this photo of a a sea otter wrapped up in kelp at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. ( Josh DeLeenheer photo)

Sea otter claims third place in wildlife photo contest

Sooke photographer claims third prize in SPCA photo contest

A sea otter wrapped up in kelp at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve was captured by Sooke photographer Josh DeLeenheer and earned third place in the Wild Settings category of the SPCA’s 2018 Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest.

Three Victoria photographers also claimed favour with judges and earned honourable mentions – Brian Howland in the Wild Settings category, and Bruce Tuck and Kevin Elsom in the Backyard Habitats category.

Participants competed in two categories: Backyard Habitats, highlighting our special relationship with wild animals in our backyards, and Wild Settings, images that feature animals in their natural habitats.

“With almost 600 photos submitted, it was a challenge for the contest judges to highlight only a few of the many amazing photos celebrating B.C.’s diverse wildlife,” said Erin Ryan, SPCA research coordinator.

First prize winners in both judged categories will be featured in the Spring 2019 Animal Sense magazine and the top three in each category will receive prizes that may include gifts from Canadian Geographic, Canadian Art, Greystone Books, Lens & Shutter Vancouver, LUSH, NatureKids BC, Outdoor Photography Canada, or a Wild ARC prize pack.

Check out the winners and other entrants here.

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