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.

 

 

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