Have you gotten wild with your camera? If not, there’s still time. Amateur photographers across British Columbia still have nearly two weeks to get their entries into the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, an annual competition that features the best of B.C.’s wildlife, as captured through the lens of photographers in both urban and wild settings.
“The photos we receive are stunning! They really showcase the beauty and the diversity of wildlife that live in this vast province,” says BC SPCA chief scientific officer Dr. Sara Dubois. “Participants have until Sept. 30 to submit their most impressive digital images. Usually, the biggest challenge for the judges is choosing winners from all the amazing photos we receive.”
The contest supports the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) on Vancouver Island, where more than 2,500 orphaned and injured wildlife are cared for each year.
Prizes are awarded for the top three photos in each of two categories: Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats. Photographers must be amateurs, aged 14 and up. Photos entered in previous contests have been featured in the BC SPCA’s Animal Sense and Bark! Magazines, as well as in BC SPCA educational materials, local newspapers, websites and social media – a testament to the caliber of the photos that are entered.
Learn more about this year’s contest and view past winners’ images at spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Pauline Paquet and George Bowron
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.