Wildlife photos considered for children’s book

If you’ve captured a stunning wildlife photo and want the world to see it, your opportunity may have arrived.

If you’ve captured a stunning wildlife photo and want the world to see it, your opportunity may have arrived.

The annual B.C. SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest is open and photos submitted by Aug. 15 will be considered for an upcoming book by Vancouver author Nicholas Read.

City Critters: Living Wild in the Urban Jungle, from Orca Book Publishers, will be a full colour children’s book about urban wildlife in North America.

All other photos for the B.C. SPCA contest will be accepted until Sept. 30.

The 2011 Wildlife-In-Focus photo contest is a fundraiser for Wild ARC, the B.C. SPCA’s wildlife rehabilitation facility on Vancouver Island. Wild ARC cares for more than 1,800 orphaned and injured wild animals every year.

The contest encourages participants to explore green spaces, roadsides, beaches and even backyards to find stunning images that represent the resiliency of local wildlife living at the interface with humans.

Wildlife includes free-living birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects but not exotic, feral or domestic animals, or wildlife in zoos or rehabilitation centres.

Learn more about the contest and see last year’s winners at www.spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus or e-mail contest@wildarc.com.