iN PHOTOS: Okanagan wildlife is ready for their close-up, are you ready with your camera? - InfoNews

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iN PHOTOS: Okanagan wildlife is ready for their close-up, are you ready with your camera?

The B.C. SPCA is holding their annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography competition. This photo captures a great horned owl in Osoyoos, by Tania Simpson.
Image Credit: Tania Simpson
August 09, 2017 - 1:43 PM

KELOWNA - The B.C. SPCA is holding its ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest, and so far, the submissions are showcasing the best of the Okanagan’s wildlife.

Prizes will be given to the top three photos in the two categories, Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats. The winning photograph will be published in AnimalSense magazine.

Last year, two of the six winners were from the Okanagan Valley.

They've also added something new this year. The 52 photos that receive the most people’s choice votes will be featured on a deck of playing cards.

The competition runs until September 15, and is open to all amateur photographers aged 14 and up.

Funds raised from the competition will go toward the B.C. SPCA’s Wild ARC, which cares for injured and orphaned wild animals.

Here are some of this years submitted photos from the Okanagan.

A Canadian goose in Penticton.
A Canadian goose in Penticton.
Image Credit: Dorian (Woods) Poloway

A paper wasp in Vernon.
A paper wasp in Vernon.
Image Credit: Ronald Wilson

A red-winged black bird, between Enderby and Armstrong.
A red-winged black bird, between Enderby and Armstrong.
Image Credit: Kelly Dick

Two cedar waxwings in Kelowna.
Two cedar waxwings in Kelowna.
Image Credit: Scott Baker

A northern pygmy owl in Enderby.
A northern pygmy owl in Enderby.
Image Credit: Jette Russell

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Hickman or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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