Vote for your favorite photos in the 2020 Living with Wildlife Photography Contest!

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Below are the judged top five finalist photos in each category in this year’s contest. The photos are posted in no particular order.

Our entry categories are:
– California Wild Birds in their Natural Settings
– California Wild Animals (Other) in their Natural Settings
– General Nature (landscape, plants etc.)
– Living with Wildlife (animals in human contexts and environments)

Click each image to see a larger version, then vote for your favorites!

Voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

To vote: View the photos, then click here to check the box of your favorite photo(s). Complete the information at the bottom of the form and hit “submit.” You may vote for multiple photos, but your vote will only count once per photo.

To vote: View the photos, then click here to check the box of your favorite photo(s). Complete the information at the bottom of the form and hit “submit.” You may vote for multiple photos, but your vote will only count once per photo.

Vote today! Voting ends on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Share using the links above to invite your friends to vote too!

Winners in all categories, including our Best in Show and our People’s Choice winner will be announced in early December.

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Give Us Your Best Shot!

Two Barn Owls. Photo by Gary Walter
Photo by Gary Walter

Get outside with your camera and enter your best California wildlife photographs in WildCare’s 14th annual Living with Wildlife Photography Contest!

The entry deadline was Friday, September 25, 2020.

Entries are now closed.

Entry Categories:

1. California Wild Birds in Their Natural Settings

2. California Wild Animals (Other) (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects etc.) in Their Natural Settings

3. California General Nature (plants, landscapes, geology, natural phenomena)

4. Living with Wildlife Animal Interaction Shots (California wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles etc.) in human contexts and environments)

Official Photography Contest Rules

Coyote in Rear-view Mirror. Photo by Tony Koloski
Photo by Tony Koloski

The Prize for the Best in Show photograph will be $500 and your photograph featured in WildCare’s Newsletter.

Prizes will also be given for the best photograph in each category and for a People’s Choice Award to be determined by an online vote. Cash prizes made possible by a generous donor.

Enter online or by mail. Entry fees are $15 per photograph if accompanied by a printed proof. All entries must include a high-resolution printed proof at either 8″ x 10″ or 8″ x 12″. Online submissions are $20 which includes the $15 entry fee and $5 for a proof printed by WildCare.

Autumn Jackrabbit. Photo by Joyce Bowes
Photo by Joyce Bowes

Entry fees support WildCare’s programs including our Wildlife Hospital and our Nature Education programs. Your photos also help us advocate for and educate about the wild animals with which we share our environment. Entered photos will grace our website and printed materials, and may also be used to raise much-needed funds for our organization. Click for our Photography Contest Rules for more information.

Questions? Please contact Alison Hermance, Photography Contest Coordinator at alison@discoverwildcare.org or 415-453-1000 x24.

Click here to view the winners from the 2019 Living with Wildlife Photography Contest!