Got your camera ready? Hone your wildlife photography skills and catch up on your kindness at the same time, by entering the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, telling others about it and sharing the contest on Facebook.
One of the featured kind acts in the BC SPCA’s year-long initiative entitled Million Acts of Kindness (MAK), the annual contest challenges amateur photographers across the province to send in their best images of B.C.’s wildlife, in wild setting and in urban areas.
“It’s a fantastic way to celebrate our wild neighbours in their natural habitat and also, spread some kindness,” says Dr. Sara Dubois, BC SPCA chief scientific officer, who notes the contest supports the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre on southern Vancouver Island, where more than 2,500 orphaned and injured wild animals are cared for each year. “We’re constantly amazed at the stunning photos we receive. It makes it really hard for the judges to choose the winners!”
MAK participants are encouraged to complete this recent act, click the button on the MAK website to show they’ve completed it, and to spread the word. The MAK movement is about celebrating the BC SPCA’s 120th year of helping companion, farm and wild animals in the province by spreading kindness with small, easy-to-do acts that both promote being kind and help improve animal welfare. Participants sign up online and share their progress through the website and on social media, with the hashtag #millionacts.
“Kindness never hurt anyone,” Dubois says. “Why not pass it on? Hit us with your best shots – we’re looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.”
Learn more about this year’s contest and view past winners’ images at spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus, and find out more about MAK at millionacts.ca.
Photos by Veronica Caron (mouse) and Stefanie Harron.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.