Get your camera ready. The BC SPCA’s seventh annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries.
The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’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 BC SPCA chief scientific officer Dr. Sara Dubois.
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.
The competition is open to all amateur photographers aged 14 and up. All photos of wildlife entered must be taken within the province and submitted digitally. “Wildlife” includes free-living birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects, but not exotic, feral or domestic animals, or wildlife in zoos or rehabilitation facilities.
Learn more about this year’s contest and view past winners’ images at spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus.