Stunning Photo Exhibit Opens at the ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is set to open the breathtaking Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Exhibition this weekend. On tour from the Natural History Museum of London, this will be the Canadian debut for this highly anticipated exhibit. Now in its 50th year, the WPY is considered the most prestigious nature and wildlife photography competition in the world. WPY was founded in 1965 and is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Over 40,000 entries were made by amateur and professional photographers alike, including children, in a variety of categories.

"Watchful Cheetah" (C) Leon Petrinos (Greece). Finalist, 10 years and under.

“Watchful Cheetah” (C) Leon Petrinos (Greece). Finalist, 10 years and under.

The exhibition features the winners and finalists of the competition as selected by an international panel of judges. The winning entries were concluded based on creativity, artistry and technical complexities.

The exhibition showcases incredible and often thought-provoking images. Using custom light boxes, the WPY show gives even more depth and richness to each image featured. Photographers give their inspiration and insight to their winning entries displayed. The exhibition also includes activation points were visitors can take their experience further with insightful and educational components.

Throughout the exhibition dates, numerous events and workshops are planned including family activities and photography workshops for even more inspiration. You can even learn how to take stunning Instagram photos lead by the experts at Canadian Geographic magazine!

Photo courtesy of ROM. Photo credit: Social3 PhotographyYou won’t want to miss out on the very popular ROM Friday Night Live series for the 19+ set! On November 21, #FNLROM partygoers will gain access to the WPY exhibit before it opens to the public. The theme of the night is GET WILD and always a fun and  social night for mingling — yes, even dancing under the dinosaurs! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the parties here!  Bar service ($) and local food artisans ($), DJs and often live bands offer fuel for the night. Tickets can be secured ahead of time online or you can rush tickets on site – available until they hit capacity.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition opens to the public November 22 until March 22, 2015. For more information visit





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