BC SPCA wildlife photography contest now open

The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens

The BC SPCA’s seventh annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries.

The BC SPCA’s seventh annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries.

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.

The contest supports the BC SCPA’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.

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.

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.

For more information, email contest@wildarc.com.