SPCA brings wildlife in focus in annual photography contest

Annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries

The B.C. SPCA’s seventh annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries.

The goal is to capture the best of B.C.’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province.

All amateur photographers can enter the competition, which runs from July 1 through Sept. 30, by submitting their most impressive digital images.

“We are constantly amazed at the mind-blowing photos we receive – they really showcase the astonishing diversity of animals we have throughout B.C., in both urban settings and isolated locations,” says B.C. SPCA chief scientific officer Dr. Sara Dubois.

“From hummingbirds captured mid-flight in a garden ornament’s reflection to a momma grizzly bear and her cubs crossing a river, the images are stunning and really make it tough for judges to choose the winning photos.”

The contest supports the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) on southern Vancouver Island, where more than 2,500 orphaned and injured wild animals are cared for each year.

Prizes are awarded for the top three photos in each of two categories: Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats.  All photos of wildlife entered must be taken within the province and submitted digitally.

Photographers can even find inspiration online, with the live-streaming Wild ARC Critter Cam, which features wild patients in the facility 24/7, at spca.bc.ca/crittercam.

For more information, email contest@wildarc.com.

 

 

Just Posted

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

VIDEO: Hundreds gather in Victoria as part of global Women’s March for equality

‘End Violence Against Women’ march theme for 2019

Mudslide closes viewing area at Sooke Potholes

Safety concerns have led to the closure

Second co-housing community planned for Sooke

Community described as a ‘new way of living’

WATCH: Medieval fighters train in Colwood

Fighters are gearing up for world championships in medieval combat

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read