15 Cute Photographs of Wildlife in Calgary

Yes, we are luring you in with animal photos, but it is for a good cause. It's to tell you about the Capture the Wild Photography Contest.



According to the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, more than 400 animal species call Calgary home. Those are animals living in native habitats like parks, yards and other city property. CWRS rescues and rehabilitates those animals that are injured or orphaned and it provides outreach and education. We had a chance to tour the facility and see some of the work they do

This February, CWRS is hosting a photo contest to capture images of the creatures living around us. Amateur photographers (that's anyone who earns less than 25 percent of their income from selling photography) can submit their photos online. Photos should be of native Southern Alberta animals in their natural habitat. Zoo photos don't count and there shouldn't be any human interaction with the animals. They'll be judged by a panel of pro photographers and there are prizes. The winning photographs will be shown on AvenueCalgary.com, in the CWRS 2019 calendar and displayed at CWRS events. 

The contest closes February 28. For a full summary of contest details, visit calgarywildlife.org/photo-contest

Let these 15 photographs by CWRS executive director Andrea Hunt inspire you and give you an indication of some of the animals that might be in your own backyard.

 

Striped Skunk

photograph by andrea s. h. Hunt

 

White-tailed Prairie Hare

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA  S. H. HUNT

 

Red Fox

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Mule Deer

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Blue Jay

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Northern Saw-whet Owl

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Porcupine

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

American Robin

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Canada Goose

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Canada Goose

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Goldeneye

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Mallard Duck

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Merganser

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

Chickadee

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

White-tailed Deer

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA S. H. HUNT

 

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