Presenting our Winners of the 2017 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Posted: March 3, 2018 - 13:20 , by Cheryl Nichols
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Polar Bear

Inspired by the stunning Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, the Ontario-wide ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest returned for its 3rd year –with incredible prizes for both adult and youth categories!

From December 15, 2017 to February 3, 2018, the ROM invited amateur and professional photographers to share their captivating images of the natural world on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ROMwpyON or #ROMwpyJR (for ages 13 to 17).

An incredible diversity of photos were submitted and viewed by our three judges:  Mark Peck, ROM Ornithologist; Brian Boyle, ROM Senior Photographer; and Vincent Luk, Co-founder of Hello Foto Inc.

Congratulations to all entrants, and a huge thanks to our contest supporters!


Contest generously supported by:     

G Adventures Logo     

Promotional Partner:

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Presenting our winners of the 2017 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest:

Honourable mention #ROMwpyON, Senlin Qiao, Richmond Hill Ontario.
Winner of a one-year ROM Family Membership.

Bald eagles fight for fish.

Honourable mention #ROMwpyON, Mark Hopper, Belleville Ontario.
Winner of a one-year ROM Family Membership.

Birds flying above water.

First Place #ROMwpyON Grand Prize winner, Peter Derrington, Toronto Ontario.
Winner of a trip for 2 to the Amazon Jungle, courtesy of G Adventures; a CANON EOS M5 W/EF-M 18-150MM IS LENS, Mirrorless Camera, courtesy of Henry’s; a one-year ROM Curator’s Circle Membership, and his photo on display at the ROM!

Polar Bear.

Honourable mention #ROMwpyJR, Owen Ritchie, Landsdowne Ontario.
Winner of a one-year ROM Family Membership.

Sunset

Honourable mention #ROMwpyJR, Ania Avadanei, Thornhill Ontario.
Winner of a one-year ROM Family Membership.

Bee and flower

First Place #ROMwpyJR Grand Prize winner, Agatha Agius-Grace, Toronto Ontario.
Winner of a ROM birding / photography workshop with ROM Ornithologist Mark Peck, a behind-the-scenes ROM tour; a CANON EOS M5 W/EF-M 18-150MM IS LENS, Mirrorless Camera, courtesy of Henry’s; a one-year ROM Curator’s Circle Membership, and her photo on display at the ROM!

Spider

#ROMwpyON and #ROMwpyJR Team Photo: 

Photo of the contest winners.

 

Comments

Comment by T. Karolewski

Kudos to the ROM for supporting Ontario talent and encouraging such participation. And thank you to the sponsors for providing the prizes.

Congratulations to the winner. The polar bear photo has such meaning in a time of climate change, suggesting as it does how ephemeral this species may now be in Canada's north when all we might be left with are shades and shadows of this magnificent creature. The winner has captured the essence with stunning clarity.

All the honourable mentions gave spectacular insight into nature in action. Thank you for participating.