Congratulations to Our Winners!

This year’s Living with Wildlife Photography Contest received over 200 entries, and our judges were thrilled at the quality and diversity of the images! Special thanks to our hard-working judges– Joan Bekins, Randall Bryett, Melanie Piazza and Kate Van Gytenbeek!

Click each image below to see it larger, and enjoy!


Best In Show

Urban Coyote SF Photo by Janet Kessler
California Wild Birds in Their Natural Settings — Black-Necked Stilt Family — Photo by Paul Morrell
Living with Wildlife — Opossum Assists with Green Waste — Photo by Laurie Wilson
General Nature — Wildflowers, Carrizo Plain — Photo by Marie Susa
California Wild Animals (Other) in Their Natural Settings — Sea Otter — Photo by Paul Morrell
People’s Choice — Burrowing Owlet Cooling Off in the Hot Desert — Photo by Melissa Usrey

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Below are the judged top five finalist photos in each category in this year’s contest. Thank you to ALL the wonderful photographers who entered our 2017 Living with Wildlife Photography Contest! The photos are posted in no particular order.


Click to see the winners from our 2016 Living with Wildlife Photography Contest!