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Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the ROM

Glass-House Guard ©Wayne Jones, Australia. Highly Commended, Under Water category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
When: December 1, 2018 – March 30, 2019
Cost: Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a separately ticketed exhibition that will be on display in the ROM’s Third Floor Centre Block. Tickets are available at www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/tickets-hours

Details: The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Featuring 100 original images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best nature photography, from fascinating animal behavior to breath-taking landscapes. New this year and unique to the ROM’s presentation is an interactive coral reef installation that immerses the public in the undersea world of this vital ecosystem.

Inspired by a photo in the exhibition’s Underwater category, the ROM’s exploration of a coral reef invites visitors to learn about the diversity and sustainability of life on a reef, including those located in Canada. The display highlights the human impact on these ecosystems while inspiring change, with visitors participating in rebuilding a reef as part of this immersive experience.

The underwater exploring continues on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, when National Geographic photojournalist Brian Skerry delivers the Wildlife Photographer of the Year keynote lecture Luminous Seas. Known for his photographs of undersea wildlife and environments, Skerry’s visual storytelling highlights the problems facing the world’s oceans.

This year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition also features four Highly Commended entries from three notable Canadian photographers: award-winning National Geographic photographer Shane Gross from Regina, SK, and photographers Liron Gertsman and Jess Findlay from Vancouver, BC.

The popular ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest gives both amateur and professional photographers the chance to win an Explore Borneo adventure tour for two, courtesy of G Adventures, and have their photo on display at the ROM. Running from November 15, 2018 to February 15, 2019, the contest invitess partipants to share their own nature photography on social media and tag #ROMWPYON.

More Info: www.rom.on.ca