Merganser mother with chicks.

Merganser mother with chicks.

Capture wildlife in a photo; win BCSPCA prize

It’s time to get out there and capture some wildlife… digitally, that is

It’s time to get out there and capture some wildlife… digitally, that is, for the eighth annual BC Wildlife Photography Contest.

Anyone 14 years or older can get into the thicket of things. The contest runs until Sept. 30, so you’ve got all summer to digitally capture a wild critter.

“The hundreds of images we receive each year are absolutely stunning. They really showcase the astonishing diversity of wild animals we have in B.C., in urban settings and in isolated locations,” says BC SPCA chief scientific officer Dr. Sara Dubois.

“It certainly makes it hard for the judges to choose the winning photos, which is why we’re excited to announce that this year, there’s a new category –  the People’s Choice Award.”

People voting will also be choosing to support the BC SPCA with a donation of $5. “By donating to vote, those who cast a ballot for their favourite images will also help animals in need, Dubois explained.

“The contest supports the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) on Vancouver Island, where nearly 3,000 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 must be taken within B.C. and submitted digitally.

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