ROM Media Preview: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to preview the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY). Exhibition showcases 100 stunning images of the natural world and includes winning photographs from three Canadians.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:00 am


Doors open at 9:30 am (enter via Michael Lee-Chin entrance)



WHAT:     

Media Preview: Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Presented by Quark Expeditions
On tour from the Natural History Museum, in London, UK, exhibition showcases stunning images from professional and amateur photographers from 96 countries. This year's show highlights work of three Canadians including the overall winning image from Dr. Don Gutoski, of London, Ontario. Gutoski's photo, A tale of two foxes, was taken near Wapusk National Park, near Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Also featured are winning images from Connor Stefanison of British Columbia, the Rising Portfolio Winner, and Josiah Launstein of Alberta, an Under 10 Finalist. WPY is the largest photography competition in the world and attracts more than 42,000 entries.



WHO:    

Dr. Mark Engstrom, Interim Director and CEO, ROM
Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ROM Biodiversity
Andrew White, President, Quark Expeditions. Andrew White will share details about a new social initiative that will inspire wildlife photographers.



WHERE:      

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto



DETAILS:      

WPY exhibition opens on Saturday, November 21, 2015
Tickets are: $7.00 + ROM General Admission; Student and Senior WPY tickets are $5.00, and WPY tickets for children aged four to 14 years are $3.00 (children under 3 are free). 
WPY is free for ROM Members.

Visit www.rom.on.ca/wpy for exhibition details. Join the conversation: @ROMToronto @ROMBiodiversity #ROMWPY

SOURCE Royal Ontario Museum

Image with caption: "Royal Ontario Museum (CNW Group/Royal Ontario Museum)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151116_C6921_PHOTO_EN_545748.jpg

For further information: Wendy Vincent, Publicist, wendyv@rom.on.ca, 416.586.5547

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