FRAMES: Photo Challenge #41: Wildlife (again)

That’s right I am resurrecting the photo challenges! Whoo! 😉

Yes we have done the wildlife theme before but it was the one with the most entries so to get us all back in the groove of things we are shooting it again!

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 (film, digital or even a simple iPhone) and get outside and show us what you see; be it birds, creatures with fur or those slimy snakes and toads hiding in the mud.

Our definition of wildlife is: animals, birds, reptilians, amphibians and/or sea creatures 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, August 2, 2011 so you’ll have three weeks to stalk that deer family that has been hanging out in your backyard.

Again we encourage you to shoot the challenge during the time frame that it is posted for but for this challenge we will accept any photos taken in 2011.

***Your name must be attached somewhere on the photo uploaded, put it in the caption/description area, with the image title or in the “taken by” spot on the upload site so I can credit you correctly. Those I feel worthy of a “stand-out” nomination will be published in the Kitsap Sun print edition.***

A recap of rules and regulations will be posted at the end of this entry.


Here are a few photos from our archives (and even a random iPhone pic) to get you thinking:

A barred owl perches on a highway sign near viking way and Highway 305 in Poulsbo just before sunrise. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers help a black bear escape from a cage in the Central Cascades as their Karelian bear dogs get ready for the chase.  (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun)

An osprey takes flight from its nest high above the baseball field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

A deer comes across a lawn ornament version of himself in a yard of a house near the Old Fort Townsend Rd. near Port Townsend. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun)

“Bullfrog” (Meegan M. Reid)

A young seal lies on a rock near the shore of Sund Rock Marine Reserve in Hoodsport (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Evergreen Park Squirrel: Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun

A heron fishes along the shore in Port Orchard. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

iPhone Histamatic View from the Ferry: Meegan M. Reid


***To recap: Every week or so 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 begrudgingly 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) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page 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).


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