PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge #16: Wildlife

Who hasn’t craved the adventure and beauty of being a wildlife photographer?

Camping out in the midst of nature’s beauty and seeing the ins and outs of the animal and plant kingdom all while capturing it on film…er card…sigh now that’s a swell gig!

Then again there are the bugs, the patience one needs to wait long periods of time for said wildlife, not to mention the fact that some wildlife could eat you and/or that cuddly squirrel could be rabid and lunge for your jugular at any moment.

But I digress.

Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge #16: Wildlife

There is a wide variety of nature right outside of our doors. You don’t have to go on a safari to get a great picture of a wildlife here in Western Washington. Grab your camera and get outside and show us what you see.

The definition of wildlife is: Wild animals and vegetation, especially animals living in a natural, undomesticated state. Therefore do not even think about submitting photos of your pets this is a WILDLIFE challenge therefore unless you can guarantee that dog or cat is roaming wild and free in the neighborhood without a hint of domestication just save those photos for when we have a pets challenge.

The deadline for photos will be Tuesday, June 8th. and a recap of our challenge “rules and regulations” will be posted at the bottom.

Again we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week it is posted but we will accept (but it is frowned upon) previously taken photographs.

Here are a few photos from our archives to get you thinking:

A deer sneaks through the E Highlands and Winfield neighborhood in Manette.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

A swallow perches on the railing of the boardwalk at Theler Wetlands.

(MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Orca whales ply the calm waters of Dyes Inlet as it swims past the Naval Hospital.

(Larry Steagall  | Kitsap Sun)

A young osprey prepares to leave the nest in the light stands at the Gene Lobe Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)


A mallard duck crosses Tracyton Beach Rd. he was able to make it to the grass safely.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Signs of spring as a deer is framed by a blooming pink dogwood tree, in Tracyton.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

A grey heron struts along the shore in Port Orchard as a boat sails past.

(MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

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***To recap: Every week we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).

~Meegan M. Reid