Stunning owl pic earns Burnaby resident a photography award

A Burnaby resident has taken second place in a wildlife photography competition.

Greg Peterson’s image of short-eared owl took second in the wildlife setting category of the BC SPCA’s 12th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest.

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The judge’s top-three choices in each category and the top-12 People’s Choice photos will appear on a pack of greeting cards available soon through the BC SPCA’s online store (

You can see all the top photos here.

Participants competed in two categories: Backyard Habitats, in order to highlight our special relationship with wild animals in our backyards and Wild Settings, a category with images featuring animals in their natural habitats.

“With more than 956 photos submitted, it was a challenge for the contest judges to highlight only a few of the many amazing photos celebrating B.C.’s diverse wildlife,” says Erin Ryan of the BC SPCA. “We want to thank all the participants for sharing their amazing photos and helping to raise more than $32,920 to help the BC SPCA care for injured and orphaned wildlife.”

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