Jordan Blackstone’s winning photograph of a hummingbird in Qualicum Beach - submitted photo

Qualicum Beach woman third in wildlife photo competition

Money raised from the competition goes towards helping wild animals in need

A Qualicum Beach woman has been recognized for her wildlife photography in the B.C. SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus amateur photography contest.

Jordan Blackstone took third place in the Backyard Habitats category, which is meant to highlight the relationship between humans and the creatures that dwell in their yards. Blackstone’s winning photograph shows a hummingbird mid-flight, going towards a Poker flower.

The overall winner in the category was Curtis Zutz from Oliver whose photo of a Cedar waxwing bird with a berry in its mouth was chosen by the judges for first place.

READ MORE: BC SPCA launches Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest

Over $16,800 was raised for wild animals in need through the competition. Money is fund raised through individual photographs, where people can donate to help the photographers achieve their fundraising goals.

The money will go towards Wild ARC, the B.C. SPCA wild animal rehabilitation centre located in Victoria. The Wild ARC treated 2,801 animals last year, treating their ailments and helping them return to the wild.

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

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