Eye for the Wild Photo Contest

For the second year in a row the judges went back and forth trying to balance out technical skill, aesthetics and visual story telling. In the end there have to be decisions as hard as they are; we are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2nds annual photography contest!


The contest raised over $1000, which will be used to purchase medical supplies to care for our spring and summer patients.


Thank-you to our judges (Evan Buchanan, Kris Brown-Schoepp, Andrea Hunt, Darryl MacDonald and Ann Mansolino) for donating your time, expertise, and perspectives to this contest. Thank-you to businesses that donated prizes and organizations that sponsored this event (Avenue Magazine, The Camera Store, Pandora’s Gallery Custom Framing, Envy Straps, The Wild Bird Store & Vistek) Finally, thank-you to everyone who participated, your support helps us to continue intaking wildlife patients and providing the highest level of care.

Congratulations to:

1st Place: Maureen Hills-Urbat – Cedar Waxwing

2nd Place: Tony LePrieur – Hi There

3rd Place: Stephen Shikaze

4th Place: Rika Raes – Owl looking out of the barn window

5th Place: Lisa Yano – Blast-Off

Honorable Mentions :

John Kearsley – Mule Deer in the Rain

Ken Pride – Grizzly Play School

Lisa Yano – Puff Daddy

Lori Stainer – Yoga in the Park

Maureen Hills-Urbat – Northern Saw-whet Owlet

Tanya Wierenga – Serenity: My first Barred Owl

Tony LePrieur – A Hare Out of Place