Incredible Calgary Animal Photographs

Take a look at last year’s winners of the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society’s Eye for the Wild photography contest and enter your photograph to win this year.

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.

CWRS is hosting its second annual fundraising 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, in the CWRS 2020 calendar and displayed at CWRS events.

Submit your photos online on CWRS website between February 1 to March 31. Once you upload your image, you will be redirected to Canada Helps to pay a $10 entry fee, which will be used to support rehabilitative and educational services. For a full summary of contest details, visit

Here are the winners from 2018 to inspire you and give you an indication of some of the animals that might be in your own backyard.


2018 Winner

Pacific Wren by Inga Morozoff


2018 Second Place and Member’s Choice

My Mom by Clay Ross

2018 Third Place

Deer by Glenn Krahuli

2018 Fourth Place

Bird on a [Barbed] Wire by Dean Foster


2018 Honourable Mentions


A Friend for Dinner by Ron Chiasson

Early Morning Hunt by Ron Chiasson

Fragility by Ron Chiasson

Great Horned Owl by Chuck Fowler

White-Tailed Deer Amongst Aspens by Dean Foster

To learn more about the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society and the work that it does, visit


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