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BC SPCA launches photo contest to capture beauty of local wildlife

Richmond amateur photographers are encouraged to submit their images of fascinating creatures to the BC SPCA.

Richmond photographers are being encouraged to put their skills to the test by capturing the beauty of the local wildlife for the BC SPCA’s 13th annual Wildlife-In-Focus contest. 

Participants 14 years and older can submit their images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other intriguing creatures to the BC SPCA. The deadline to enter the contest is July 26. 

“Wildlife-In-Focus is a celebration of the incredible diversity of wild animals that live in B.C.,” said Erin Ryan, of the BC SPCA. 

“Every year we receive amazing entries featuring diverse songbirds, red foxes playing in the forest and bears catching salmon on the river with mountains in the background.” 

BC SPCA will hand out prizes for the top three winners, judged on two categories - photos of animals taken in backyard habitats and those taken in wilderness settings. 

Unlike previous years in which winners have been featured in local newspapers, websites, and social media, the top photos chosen by the judges will be featured in a photo book this year. People who are interested in those photo books could purchase them when the contest comes to an end. 

All photos of wildlife entered must be taken within B.C. and submitted digitally. “Wildlife” includes free-living birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects.

It does not include exotic, feral or domestic animals, or wildlife in zoos or rehabilitation facilities. 

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