Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

WPTY 2015


A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returned in 2015 with a new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

From the adorable to the elegant, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcased award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. Showcasing the most compelling images selected from more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrated the beauty and magnificence of our world, as well as acting as a stark reminder of the fragility of nature.

Three Canadian photographers were honoured in 2015′s competition, including Dr. Don Gutoski, of London, ON, who was named the competition’s overall winner for his photograph, Tale of two foxes, taken at Wapusk National Park in Cape Churchill, MB.

Connor Stefanison of Burnaby, BC received the Rising Star Portfolio Award for a collection of six photographs. This is the second time Stefanison has won this particular award, having also received it in 2013.

Ten-year old Albertan Josiah Launstein is a finalist in the 10 Years and under category for two photographs: Goose attack, taken at Burnaby Lake in BC, and Snowy scene, a photo of a snowy owl taken in Calgary.

The striking exhibition featured 100 large-scale, back-lit photographs that included some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also showcased budding talents, while special categories told stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

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