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Wildlife-In-Focus

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Wildlife-In-Focus wildlife photography contest - you helped to raise $13,830 for wild animals in need at Wild ARC. With more than 700 photos submitted, it was a challenge for the judges to highlight only a few of the many amazing photos celebrating B.C.'s diverse wildlife. The 2017 contest will open on July 15th - sign up below to get the contest notification in your inbox.

Check out this year's winners, honourable mentions, and select WOW photos with our 5-minute slideshow:

Backyard HabitatsWild Settings
1st - Jodi Wilton, Pitt Meadows - Tree Swallow1st - Sarah MacDonald, Vancouver - Grizzly Bears
2nd - Norman Orr, South Surrey - Pileated Woodpecker 2nd - Bruce Turnbull, Penticton - Bighorn Sheep
3rd - Tania Simpson, Oliver - River Otter3rd - Colin Franks, North Saanich - Rhinocerous Auklet 

Honourable Mentions:

Backyard HabitatsWild Settings
David Pretty, Victoria - QuailMonte Comeau, Salmo - Osprey
Debbie Thiessen, Langley - Tree Frog       Colin Beadle, Vancouver - Barn Owl
Paul Cowhig, Kelowna - OwlsLinda Matteson, Nanoose Bay - Sea Lions

People's Choice Award:

Wild Settings: Colin Beadle, Vancouver - Barn Owl
Backyard Habitats: Arsalan Butt, Surrey - Hummingbird

First Prize - One photo from both categories will be published as a feature in a future issue of AnimalSense magazine, plus winners will receive a gift item. The People's Choice Award, second and third prizes will be awarded and may include gift certificates and gift items. This year's exciting prize sponsors include: Broadway Camera, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Art, Greystone Books, Lens & Shutter VancouverLUSH, the Lab Vancouver, NatureKids BC, Outdoor Photography Canada and the Royal BC Museum.


For help, email contest@wildarc.com 
* Photos courtesy of Alandra Palisser, Elizabeth King, Monte Comeau, Colin Franks, Laurie Schretlen, and Ross Dixon.

Leaderboard

Backyard Habitats

1st
Take-Off
346 votes
2nd
Hello
313 votes
3rd
I've got my eye on you!
140 votes
4th
Birdhouse Squirrel
140 votes
5th
Double Trouble
136 votes
6th
Mother Racoon and two curious newborn cubs
132 votes
7th
The Innocent Looking Grape Thief
60 votes
8th
Pregnant Timbit
55 votes
9th
Eye Spy
51 votes
10th
Swallow lunch time feeding
50 votes
11th
Nocturnal Visitor
50 votes
12th
Eagle stretch
45 votes
13th
Spring garden surprise
45 votes
14th
Juvenile Osprey returning to nest
40 votes

Wild Settings

1st
Barn Owl
1400 votes
2nd
Caught in the act
1096 votes
3rd
Ucluelet Locals
850 votes
4th
Eagle fishing
740 votes
5th
A real bear hug!
195 votes
6th
Grace of Great Blue Heron
186 votes
7th
Western Tanager
135 votes
8th
Ram
110 votes
9th
Gosling of Lost Lagoon
105 votes
10th
Quality Family Time
95 votes
11th
Focus
85 votes
12th
The Eagle Has Landed
85 votes
13th
Peek-A-Hoo
85 votes
14th
Proud Mama
85 votes


Thanks for helping us raise
$13,830

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