The Royal Ontario Museum Presents WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, 11/22
The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition returns to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) this fall. The exhibition, on tour from the Natural History Museum in London, makes its North American debut and begins its Canadian engagement at the ROM on November 22, 2014. Featured in the exhibition are 100 awe-inspiring images from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes that bring visitors face to face with the power and beauty of nature. Now in its 50th year, this internationally recognized annual photography competition draws entries from around the globe from amateur and professional photographers alike. The winning entries which are featured in the exhibition are selected by a panel
of international judges based on their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will be on display in the ROM's Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall. Each image in the show is installed with custom LED light box frames creating a dramatic display that gives visitors a glimpse of the natural world as they have never seen it. Images cover 11 adult categories, four special award categories, and three children's categories. The exhibition also includes biodiversity themed digital activations and a ROM-designed WPY Family Trail Guide that highlights fun facts and information for kids.
"The ROM is delighted to welcome back the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition for a second engagement. During our Centennial year the ROM has been highlighting the many ways we connect visitors to their world. This exhibition shows the stunning beauty of nature and we hope will inspire visitors to learn more about the world around us," said Janet Carding, Director and CEO of the ROM.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year was founded in 1965 and is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. In its inaugural year, WPY received 361 entries. Today, the competition receives 42,000 entries from 96 countries.
The exhibition is on display at the ROM until March 23, 2015. Ticket information is available at rom.on.ca.
ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Programming
November 21, 2014
November 22, 2014
Saturdays (Oct 18-Dec 6)
November 29, 2014
ROM Friday Night Live Get Wild
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FNL Get Wild! Eat, drink and dance the night away. Join the ROM for special artist performances and conversations with photographers; come celebrate nature and the wild side of culture.