Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcasing the world’s best nature photography returns to ROM

Treefrog pool party © Brandon Güell.Treefrog pool party © Brandon Güell.

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition returns to ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) in nearby Toronto on Nov. 12. This acclaimed international photography competition from the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London, now in its 58th year, brings together 100 new stunning images. This is the tenth year in a row that ROM has exhibited photos from this prestigious global photography contest.

The exhibition also makes its North American debut at ROM. The Grand Title winners will be announced by NHM on Oct. 11. WPY will be on display in the ROM’s Roloff Beny Gallery, on Level 4, until April 23, 2023.

“When you see these incredible photographs, you’ll know why this exhibition is an annual favorite with ROM visitors. The perseverance to patiently observe nature, often in challenging wilderness locations, shine through as both amateurs and professionals capture their deep appreciation of nature,” says Dr. Burton Lim, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy and curator for the ROM’s exhibition. “These photographers and their search for the perfect wildlife photo are just as extraordinary as their images.”

These photographs let visitors reflect on the astonishing diversity and fragility of our natural world. Each beautifully presented image in the show is installed in custom-built LED light box frames for a dramatic visual experience.

The competition received nearly 40,000 entries from photographers of all ages and experience levels from 93 countries around the globe.

This year’s exhibition will include Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur’s image Life and Death in Fur Farming that documents animal cruelty in mink fur production and is included as part of the gripping and sometimes disturbing photojournalism category.

Please visit www.rom.on.ca/en for more information.

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