Bald Eagle with Fish by Susanville photographer Randy Robbins. Photos submitted

Robbins takes another shot at California Wildlife Photo of the Year

A photograph taken by Susanville photographer Randy Robbins of a bald eagle fishing at Antelope Lake made the cut in the March/April California Wildlife Photo of the Year contest.

Jumping Mediphid Spider by San Diego photographer Cindy Croissant.

According to the contest, “A tender encounter between mated Common Ravens. The tiny Metaphid Jumping Spider lounging on a sumptuous Gingersnap Rose. Powerful and majestic Bald Eagle dining at Antelope Lake. Our March-April winning images do not disappoint. The selections require intense deliberation, but the results are always fantastic. Notifying the winning photographers always exciting. We hope you’ll share our enthusiasm.”

According to the contest guidelines, California Watchable Wildlife and Outdoor California present a photo contest for images that illustrate the diversity of the California wildlife viewing experience.

The yearlong contest will feature bi-monthly winners beginning with March-April 2023 and ending with September-October 2023. A grand prize winner will be announced in January 2024. The final judging period, November-December 2023, is reserved for selecting the Photo of the Year.

Images must be taken at either a California Watchable Wildlife viewing site, at a location in the Sierra Nevada or feature any native California wildlife species. Images may show wildlife in its native habitat, animal behavior, seasonal abundance of wildlife or people viewing wildlife.

Entries will be judged on technical excellence, composition, overall impact and storytelling and difficulty in getting the shot. A panel of judges is composed of professional photographers, Outdoor California magazine and Sierra Nevada Conservancy. The judges’ decisions will be final.

Winners will be announced in Outdoor California magazine, on the California Watchable Wildlife website and across social media platforms including  Facebook and Instagram.

All submissions will become a part of Outdoor California’s, Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s and California Watchable Wildlife’s image libraries. Therefore, even non-winning submissions may be featured in later issues of Outdoor California, or in promotional materials of California Watchable Wildlife and Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Photographers will be properly credited but not compensated.