VOTE: Nature in Focus reader’s choice photo contest

The Penticton Western News, in partnership with the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, is holding a Reader’s Choice Awards as part of the Nature in Focus 2018 photo contest.

The South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club received around 600 entries of photos from around the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen into their contest with the winning photos from each of the six categories now on display at the Penticton Museum and Archives.

The Western News is looking for input on which photos should be awarded prizes (first, second, third) for the Reader’s Choice Awards.

Email us at with the subject Reader’s Choice and in the body of the email indicate your choice of first, second and third by including the photographers name.

Voting will end at 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 with the winning photos presented in the Oct. 26 Penticton Western News.

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Ponderosa Pine Bark, Marianne Lund

Redheads On Mahoney Lake, Rick Mckelvey

Rib-it, Les Clarke

Roadside Chicory, Ernst Schneider

Robber Fly, Alex Bodden

Rubber Boa, Lisa Scott

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Mathew Lowery

Showy Native Milkweed, Janey Volden

Simplicity_Lisa Scott

Spotted Lake, Julian Giordano

Three-of-a-Kind, Merv Graf

Trout Creek Spit, Pati Hill

Valley Vista Penticton, Les Clarke

Waiting For Mom, Paul Graham

Wild Blue Flax, Greg Byron

Woodpecker, Lance Soare

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Ian Kelshaw

Bald Eagle, Danial Neil

Big Horn Sheep In Snow, Andrew Morrissey

Blueweed Bee, Tom Debrayanna

Bringing Home The Groceries, Curtis Zutz

Butterfly, Ernst Schneider

Chocolate Lily, Ernst Schneider

Common Goldeneye, Les Dewar

Hide And Seek, Paul Graham

Late Afternoon Winter, George Lea

Make A Wish, Nadine Ashby


On The Hunt, Susie McAdam

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