New Denver wildlife photographer Jesse Schpakowski won third place in a photo competition hosted by the BC SPCA.
Schpakowski’s photo of a black bear cub chewing on a leaf was recognized in the “Wild Settings” category (there was also a “backyard habitats” category).
Nearly 700 photos from across BC were submitted and entry fees helped raise $3,900 for the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Schpakowski, the contest’s only Kootenay-based winner, sells postcard versions of his wildlife photos in shops around New Denver.
More of his work can be seen at wildernessphotos.ca.