Presenting our Winners of the 2023 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

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Hiding (c) Yaron Eini

Inspired by the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, the Ontario-wide ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest returned for a 9th year –with incredible prizes from our friends at Henry’s!

From November 25, 2023 to March 25, 2024, 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 impressive range of shots were submitted and viewed by our judges:  Mark Peck, ROM Ornithologist; Paul Eekhoff, ROM Senior Photographer; David Coulson, Conservation Photojournalist; 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:

Henry's Camera Logo

Presenting our winners of the 2023 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest:

First Place #ROMwpyON Grand Prize Winner 
Yaron Eini, Toronto, ON

Hiding © Yaron Eini

First Place #ROMwpyJR Grand Prize Winner 
Winter Ascent
Jonny Wei, Toronto, ON
Age: 16

Winter Ascent © Jonny Wei

Honourable Mention #ROMwpyON
Creagh's Horseshoe Bats returning home 
Charles Francis, Ottawa, ON

Creagh's Horseshoe Bats returning home © Charles Francis

Honourable Mention #ROMwpyON
Honeybee pollinating sunflower 
Kathryn Peiman, Peterborough, ON

Honeybee pollinating sunflower © Kathryn Peiman

Honourable Mention #ROMwpyJR
Beckett Robertson, Kingston, ON
Age: 16

Emergence © Beckett Robertson

Honourable Mention #ROMwpyJR
Never Alone
Yulia Chernenko, Toronto, ON
Age: 16

Never alone © Yulia Chernenko