Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

  • Closed
November 23, 2019 to March 29, 2020
  • Level 3, Third Floor Centre Block
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All-new photographs from around the world reveal striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty of our natural world.


The longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world returns to the ROM for the seventh year in a row.

Whether you’re a nature lover, aspiring photographer, or simply love a perfectly captured moment, you will appreciate the talent and technical expertise required to photograph such rare and surprising glimpses of the diverse life on this planet. 

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year will appear at the ROM again for the eighth time in November 2020. 
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The Competition

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 55th year and attracts tens of thousands of submissions from photographers of all ages and skill levels.

Reflecting on the astonishing diversity of our natural world, competition categories include Animal Portraits, Urban Wildlife, Behaviour of Birds, and Under Water, while a hard-hitting documentary section features two photojournalism portfolios.

With the winning photographs selected for their artistic composition, technical innovation, and truthful interpretation of the natural world, the exhibition showcases the winners and finalists whose work calls attention to the beauty and fragility of this world.

Awards and Recognition

Winning the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the highest level of recognition for wildlife photographers. Judged over two rounds by a jury of international experts, competition finalists and winners are announced at an awards ceremony hosted at the Natural History Museum in London, where photographs are premiered in a major exhibition before embarking on a world tour.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year offers photographers an internationally acclaimed platform to showcase their work, while celebrating and calling attention to our beautiful and precious Earth.

ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest returns for a fifth year! Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, the ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes and have your photograph on display at the Museum.

Open to all residents of Ontario.

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