On Nov. 20, nature lovers and photography aficionados can once again catch Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) at the Royal Ontario Museum in nearby Toronto, the competition’s exclusive Canadian venue and its North American debut. Featuring 100 dazzling photos from some of the best amateur and professional photographers in the world, WPY is organized and presented by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London and is on display at ROM until April 18, 2022.
The winning photos across nine main categories will be featured in ROM’s soaring Roloff Beny Gallery, where visitors can escape urban life and immerse themselves in the natural world. Must-see images include “Creation” by this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Laurent Ballesta, whose enigmatic image captures camouflage groupers in Fakarava, French Polynesia, and “Dome home” by 2021 WPY Young Photographer of the Year 2021, 10-year-old Vidyun R. Hebbar of India. Also included in the ROM exhibition are stunning Canadian photos by Gil Wizen (Israel/Canada), Martin Gregus (Canada/Slovakia), Nichole Vijayan (Canada), Shane Kalyn (Canada) and Celina Chien (The Netherlands/Canada).
Now in its 57th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the NHM’s showcase for the world’s best nature photography. The competition is open to photographers of all ages, nationalities and experience levels. For more information, please visit www.rom.on.ca/members.