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. Maybe you’ve recently been on a whirlwind vacation to Yellowstone this summer and shot a bazillion photos of bison…if so share your best.
I always get really excited for the yearly posting of this challenge because by far this is the one that gets the most entries. One might say I’m even sweetening the deal on this one, because not only will “Stand-Outs” be published in the October 13th edition of the Kitsap Sun, but the “stand-outs” and maybe even some “stand-out back-ups” will be published in the November issue of our Outdoor guide.
So, your photo challenge for the month, if you choose to except it of course, is to show me your best photo of WILDLIFE.
Our definition of wildlife is: animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and/or sea creatures living in a natural, undomesticated state.
That means unless your dog Fluffy the poodle is facing off with an angry bear-sized squirrel (or unless you can prove that Fluffy is now a wild dog roaming the hillside) leave the images of Fluffy in your photo album. I want to see photo of wild animals, wild birds, wild frogs, etc. While I always encourage you to shoot the challenge in the time-frame that it is posted, I will accept any photos of wildlife that you have shot in 2013, but they cannot have been entered for any of the other challenges that we have had.
You may send me a maximum of 7 photos for this challenge, so edit your work down to 7 images MAX shutterbugs.
Deadline for entries will be October 7th.
Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : firstname.lastname@example.org
A pair of herons fish along the shore at the boat launch on a rainy Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Kingston. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A flock of ducks take flight about Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Kayakers share a lake with a moose at Teton National Park. (Meegan M. Reid)
A male osprey returns to a waiting fledgling with a fish in his talons at their nest on top of one of the lights at Gene Lobe Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 12, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A blue heron is silhouetted against the morning sky as it perches on a piling in the Bremerton Marina. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)