Wildlife Photographer of the Year | CLOSED

  • Two komodo dragons fighting
    ©Andrey Gudkov (Russia) Komodo Judo
  • Shark swimming next to a surfer
    ©Thomas P.Peschak (Germany/SouthAfrica) The shark surfer
  • Elephants in black and white
    ©Morkel Erasmus (South Africa) Natural frame
  • Bird feeding baby birds next to a river
    ©Connor Stefanison (Canada) Creekside nursery
  • Red fox with white fox carcass
    ©Don Gutoski (Canada) A tale of two foxes

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November 21, 2015 - MARCH 20, 2016

Discover the captivating beauty and diversity of the natural world as the ROM presents the Canadian premiere of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Now in its 51st year, and third year at the ROM, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition attracts tens of thousands of submissions by photographers of all ages from around the world every year.

Today, it is the longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world. Premiering at the Natural History Museum in London before embarking on a world tour, Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates nature, wildlife and the very best in nature photography through 100 breathtaking photos.

ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

As part of our engagement program we launched an Ontario specific photo contest in December 2015. In less than two months, more than 2250 submissions were received by the ROM through Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #ROMwpy. These included an incredible diversity of shots, from across the planet, and of all forms of life, and our Judges selected the top three - which we present here for the first time!

See the Winning Photos

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
is developed and produced by the
Natural History Museum, London.                   Media Partner:



Comment by Lead Concierge

We do not have power scooters for rent.  We have wheelchairs to loan free of charge but they are not electric.

Comment by Tony De Francesca

Is there a website that would give the the name of the photographer in this wildlife exhibition.

Comment by Lead Concierge

We don't have the names of the photographers listed on the website.  They are listed with each photograph in the exhibition and in the catelogue which is sold in the ROM Boutique.

Comment by Effi

I see two different prices for the tickets to the ROM, 1 price for your exhibits of $17 and another of $24 for this exhibit. Is this exhibit not included in the regular fare? If we pay the $24, does that cover entrance to the rest of the ROM?

Comment by Lead Concierge

Yes, the fee of $24 covers the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the general admission to the museum.

Comment by tara

I noticed there are "seats" mentioned. Is there a presentation or video or all the photographs just on the walls. This is my first time attending this.

Comment by Lead Concierge

Hello, all 100 photographs are hanging on the walls of the exhibition space with labels.  There is no video presentation.

Comment by Bob

Some fellow UofT students and I are thinking of taking advantage of free admission for students on Tuesdays to visit the museum, but if we want to visit this exhibition as well, do we have to pay the full 24$ or do we pay the difference between that and general admission (or some other price)?
Thanks for any information.

Comment by Lead Concierge

Hello Bob, if you show your U of T student card on a Tuesday, there is free admission to the regular collection.  The surcharge for the exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year is $5.

Comment by Mike

We have a VIP pass to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. We heard that the ROM will honor that pass for their regular exhibits. Can you please verify this for me.

Thank you

Comment by Lead Concierge

Hello Mike, we have free recriprocal admission to the regular galleries for members of the Montreal Museum of Art.  Simply present your membership card and photo I.D. for entry.  If you want to see the special exhibitions, regular surcharges apply.

Comment by Lead Concierge

There is a reduced entry fee on Fridays from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  The cost to see this exhibition is $17 for adults, $10 for children and $14 for seniors and students during Best Value Fridays.

Comment by Lead Concierge

This exhibition closes at 5:30pm, the same time as the museum.  The last entrance into this exhibition is 4:30pm.

Comment by Brent

I visited the exhibition and loved it. I found the digital frames as a medium used to display the art to have done an exceptional job, I was wondering if someone could provide me with the manufacturer of these frames. Thanks!

Comment by Kate

Good day,
I was wondering if it's possible to buy the ticket for Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition without general admission fee?
Thank you.

Comment by kathy

Why does the fabulous Wildlife Photography show close before Easter long weekend??
You only cater to March Break?
Not everyone has kids you know.
Friends/family from out of town will miss it.
very disappointed.

Comment by Tammy Thornton

We saw this exhibit and loved it but unfortunately did not purchase the catalogue at the time of our visit. Is it still available to purchase.



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