Contest now open to Kootenay camera buffs

By Contributor
June 2nd, 2010

Photo; A deer fawn photographed by Barbara Doughty in last year’s BC SPCA Wild Arc Wildlife-In-Focus photo contest.

The BC SPCA wants you to shoot to thrill!

Between June 1 and Aug. 31, Wild ARC, the BC SPCA’s wild animal rehabilitation centre on Vancouver Island, is hosting Wildlife-In-Focus, a provincewide wildlife photography contest showcasing the community’s best shutterbugs.

While last year’s successful contest was open only to photographers in the Capital Regional District, this year’s competition has gone provincial.

Photographers from Atlin to Aldergrove, Skidgate to Sparwood and all points in between are invited to enter this unique contest.

“This year’s contest will show off the diverse beauty of B.C.,” says the society’s wildlife services manager Sara Dubois. “We anticipate photos that showcase the tremendous variety of wild animals as well as the diversity of habitats that comprise our province.”

The 2010 Wildlife-In-Focus contest is a fundraiser for Wild ARC, which cares for over 1,900 orphaned and injured wild animals a year.

The contest is open to all adult backyard and amateur photographers (16 years+) in B.C. Learn more about this year’s contest and see winners from the 2009 contest, including photographer Robin Bassett’s stunning image of a Steller’s Jay, which claimed first place in the backyard habitat category, at spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus.

The Wildlife-In-Focus contest encourages participants to explore greenspaces, roadsides, beaches and even backyards to find striking images that represent the resiliency of local wildlife living at the interface with humans.

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.

There are great prizes to be awarded and winning photos will be featured in future BC SPCA publications.

For more information, email contest@wildarc.com.


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