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AWARDED 2nd PLACE in the BC SPCA 2012 Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest – Backyard Habitats

WINNER of the Guilt Challenge in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

JOINT WINNER of the Urban Wildlife Challenge in the A Love of Canon Group

WINNER of the You Choose – Urban Jungle Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

JOINT WINNER of the Caught In the Act Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

JOINT WINNER of the One Year Birthday Challenge in the Naturally BLACK OR WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST Group

WINNER of the March Avatar Challenge in the Nature And Man Group

3rd Place in the Canadian Wildlife Challenge in the Canadian Artists Group

3rd Place in the Bandits Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” February 2011
Featured in “Rural Around The Globe” February 2011
Featured in “Amazing Wildlife” February 2011
Featured in “All Creatures Great & Small” February 2011
Featured in “Naturally BLACK OR WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST” February 2011
Featured in “300+ Go Long!” February 2011
Featured in “Canadiana” May 2011
Featured in “High Quality Images” June 2011
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” July 2011
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” September 2011
Featured in “Caption Fun” September 2012
Featured in “Animal Captions & Confessions” September 2012
Featured in “Beautiful BC” September 2012

A Raccoon (Procyon lotor) caught in the act of stealing sunflowers seeds from our bird feeder! Not sure whether his expression is due to indigestion from eating too quickly or the realisation that the game is up!

Photographed in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Tags

mammal, raccoon, raccoons, british columbia, wildlife, omnivore

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Comments

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Great title, wonderful capture of this little bandit.

  • Thank you very much Rebecca!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourover 3 years ago

    Great shot and title.

  • Thank you very much Jeannine!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    What an adorable capture.

  • Thank you so much Bunny!

    – Martin Smart

  • CanyonWind
  • Many thanks for the Feature Pop’s, very much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured and titled Martin!!:)…So endearing!

  • Thank you very much Meg!

    – Martin Smart

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 3 years ago

    GREAT image, awesome expression on this little guy’s face!!! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Thank you very much for the Feature Stephanie, truly appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Just love this shot, you have captured him Red Handed, LOL !!!!!

  • Thank you very much Jan!

    – Martin Smart

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 3 years ago

    LOL…so funny :-))

  • Thank you very much!

    – Martin Smart

  • Macky
    Mackyover 3 years ago

    …..and he’s even wearing a mask :-) Well caught Martin!!

  • Thanks very much Macky!

    – Martin Smart

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Great shot Martin! Love it.

  • Thank you so much Joycee!

    – Martin Smart

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