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iN PHOTOS: Stunning winning photos in B.C. SPCA wildlife competition

This shot of a black bear and cub nabbed second place in the Wild Settings category. It was taken by Maja Lakhani.
Image Credit: Maja Lakhani
October 05, 2019 - 12:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Here are some of the best shots of wild animals taken around the province, as chosen by the B.C. SPCA for its annual wildlife photography competition.

Over 580 wildlife photographs were submitted to the B.C. SPCA in the 11th year of the Wildlife-In-Focus photography competition.

The society asked British Columbians to submit their own photos of wildlife such as bears, raccoons and birds while spotted nearby communities or in natural habitat.

The first-place winner of the Backyard Habitats category was this photo of a cedar waxwing taken by Curtis Zutz.
The first-place winner of the Backyard Habitats category was this photo of a cedar waxwing taken by Curtis Zutz.
Image Credit: Curtis Zutz

The categories were Backyard Habitats, which focused on the human-animal relationship in communities, and Wild Settings or animals in their natural settings.

There was also a People's Choice winner.

This photo of a lynx captured by Michelle Obre won the People's Choice.
This photo of a lynx captured by Michelle Obre won the People's Choice.
Image Credit: Michelle Obre

“With more than 580 photos submitted, it was a challenge for the contest judges to highlight only a few of the many amazing photos celebrating B.C.’s diverse wildlife,” B.C. SPCA chief scientific officer Dr. Sara Dubois said in a news release.

“We want to thank all the participants for sharing their amazing photos and helping to raise over $16,300 for wild animals in need.”

This coyote was captured on camera by photographer Elle Ambrosi and won first place in the Wild Settings category.
This coyote was captured on camera by photographer Elle Ambrosi and won first place in the Wild Settings category.
Image Credit: Elle Ambrosi

Winners will have their work featured in the spring 2019 issue of AnimalSense magazine and will receive prizes from Canadian Geographic, Lens and Shutter Vancouver, LUSH, Outdoor Photography Canada and more.

To check out a full list of the winners go here.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Wheeler or call (250) 819-6089 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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