Living with Wildlife Photography Contest

Congratulations to the winners of WildCare's 2023 Living with Wildlife Photography Contest!

This year's contest received over 200 amazing entries! Every one showcases the amazing wildlife and wild lands of California!

Special thanks to our hard-working Photo Contest Judges: Randall Bryett, Dion Campbell, Alan Dep, Evan Jane Kriss, Melanie Piazza, Kate Van Gytenbeek

Best in Show

Short-eared Owl at Sunset
Lauren Bettino

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People's Choice Award

Bobcat Mother and Kitten
Ryan Hopper

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Best Living with Wildlife

Caught in the Act (Coyote on the Porch)
Janet Kessler

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Best California Wild Birds in Their Natural Settings

Peregrine Falcon Chasing Off Great Blue Heron
Sharon Osberg

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Best California Wild Animals (Other) in Their Natural Settings

Ground Squirrel - Long Goodbye
Sharon Osberg

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Best General Nature

Tri-tones: Poison Oak Leaves
Mark Decker

2023 Living with Wildlife Photography Contest Finalists

Below are the judged top eight photos in each category, displayed in to particular order.

Thank you to all of our amazing photographers!

Click to see winners of previous Living with Wildlife Photography Contests!

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