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Kelowna photographer in final for BC SPCA nature contest

Image Credit: Paul Cowhig
August 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

KELOWNA – A local nature photographer is one of two in the final running for the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest.

Kelowna’s Paul Cowhig’s image of two owls peeking over a roof is up against Surrey photographer Lori Clark, who submitted a pic of a Douglas squirrel, according to a media release.

This is the eighth year the SPCA has held the contest, which supports the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre on Vancouver Island.

Winning photos from previous years have been featured in the BC SPCA’s Animal Sense and Bark! Magazines, as well as 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 contest is open to all amateur photographers at least 14 years of age from July 1 to Sept. 30.

“We are constantly amazed at the mind-blowing photos we receive – it certainly makes it hard for the judges to choose the winning photos,” BC SPCA chief scientific officer Dr. Sara Dubois says in the release. “We are very excited to announce that this year, there’s a new category participating photographers can win – the People’s Choice Award. Friends, family, and members of the public can all support their favourite photos, all while helping wildlife.”

To vote for your favourite image visit the SPCA website.

Image Credit: Lori Clark

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