This winter, the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society hosted a photo contest and the winners have been chosen.
The challenge was to photograph animals native to Southern Alberta in their natural habitat. There are plenty of options for animals to photograph — more than 400 animal species call Calgary home — but capturing them at just the right moment without any human interaction takes skill. All of the photographs submitted were taken by amateur photographers and reviewed by a panel of judges. The contest is also a fundraiser for CWRS, which rescues and rehabilitates wild animals in and around Calgary.
These are the winners of Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society’s Eye for the Wild Photography Contest. They will also be displayed at an event in the fall and featured in a 2020 calendar.
Cedar Waxwing by Maureen Hills-Urbat
Hi There! by Tony LePrieur
Great Grey Owl Displaying a Freshly Caught Vole at Day’s End by Stephen Shikaze
Owl Looking Out the Barn Window by Rika Raes
Blast-off by Lisa Yano
Honourable Mentions (in alphabetical order)
Northern Saw-whet Owlet by Maureen Hills-Urbat
Mule Dear in the Rain by John Kearsley
A Hare Out of Place by Tony LePrieur
Grizzly Play School by Ken Pride
Yoga in the Park by Lori Stainer
My First Barred Owl by Tanya Wierenga
Puff Daddy by Lisa Yano
To learn more about the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society and the work that it does, visit calgarywildlife.org.