More competition in Wildlife Photo of the Year contest

Sure, those of us in Lassen County root for local photographer Randy Robbins to be the first to win the California Wildlife Photo of the Year Contest twice, the final judging period collected another four remarkable images, including one of a Dielis wasp.

The yearlong contest is presented by California Watchable Wildlife and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife‘s magazine, Outdoor California and sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Out of this World Optics.

Results in the 11th annual photo contest will be released early in 2023.

Here are the latest images to make the contest.

America Badger, taken by Wendy Sparks at the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Male Dielis wasp, taken by Cindy Croissant on coastal goldenbush.
Grey fox takes a dip, taken by Michele Dodge in Placerville.
Transient Orca “Louise” bending water, taken by Douglas Croft in Monterey Bay.