Photo Contest

For well over a decade, CPAWS SAB has been hosting a successful annual photo contest to celebrate the beauty of our landscape in southern Alberta. Each year we receive hundreds of photos from world class photographers who come to this region and capture the wonders of nature through their lenses. Below are the winning photos from 2010 - 2015.

Capture the Canadian Wild CPAWS Photo Contest 2015 Winners

Grand Prize

Overall Grand Prize Winner: Cliff Walker by Jamie Anderson

Wild Faces: On the Prowl by Howard Trofanenko

Wild Places: A Winter Full Moon Night by Victor Liu

Nature Up Close: Fairies by Peter Coombes

Patterns In Nature: Layered Landscape by Peter Coombes

Youth Category - Nature In Canada: Leaves by Jordan Ubell

2014 Capture the Wild Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize

Overall winner: Rebel Rams by James Anderson

Wild Faces: Grizzly in the Great Bear Rainforest by Bill Cubitt

Wild Places: Wolf on Evening Beach Walk by Beverly Jay

Nature up Close: Cycle of Life by Nigel Roberts

People in Nature: Riding in the Light by Victor Liu

Youth - Nature in Canada: Red Fox by Justin Bagga

2012 Capture the Wild Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize

Overall: Great Gray Owl Hunting by Ron Kube

Winner, Wild Faces Category: Fishing Companion, Don Surphlis

Winner, Wild Places Category: Waterfall, Johnston Creek by Tracy Elliot

Winner, Nature Up Close: Ice Curves by Victor Liu

Winner, Treading Lightly in Nature: Artist of the Light by Victor Liu

Winner, The Castle Special Place: Crown of the Continent by Laine Ripley

2011 Capture the Wild Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize 

Joe Desjardins
Pond in Kananaskis Country

Tree Huggers

Hillary Reid
Mystic Larches

Walk on the Wild Side

Lu Yiu
The Lone Hiker

Canadian Forests

Wayne B. Neal
Rain Effects on the Forest

Nature up Close

Mira Janacek
Flower with Vein

Forest Dwellers

Doris Potter
Red Fox and Kits

2010 Capture the Wild Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize 

Michael Wieser
Khutzeymateen Grizzly


Banff 125

Adam Spragins
Morning Mists

Scenic Snapshots

Ian Cocks
Mistaya Canyon

Wilderness Patterns

Kenn Leonhardt


People Connecting with Nature

Peter Bowers
Dumoine Morning

Canadian Flora & Fauna

Peter Mather
Pacific Loon Nesting