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 AvenueCalgary.com, 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 calgarywildlife.org/photo-contest
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.
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 calgarywildlife.org.
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