• By: Keith Whittier

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Winners Now on Display at The Canadian Museum of Nature

A Rufous Hummingbird feeds on honeysuckle at sunset in Ladner, British Columbia. Photo by: Rob McLean

From a distance, these vivid photos look like oil paintings, but a closer look reveals a breathtaking, if not, a surreal moment captured in a photograph.

The Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition opens May 16 at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Running until September 1, the sixth edition of this annual exhibition was made possible through the museum’s partnership with Canadian Geographic.

  Photo by: Sarah Furchner
Photo by: Sarah Furchner

“The Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year contest always reveals stunning photographs of our country’s wildlife,” says Gilles Gagnier, publisher, Canadian Geographic. “We hope this year’s exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature inspires photography enthusiasts of all ages to not only get outside and capture some of their own photos of the wildlife in our beautiful country, but to also submit them to our contest.”

“Canadian Geographic whittles it down to about 150 photos for each category. At that point, we come in for a day and go through the 750 photos and get it down to five per category [25 in total],” Bull explained.

The top 10 photos in each category are meticulously graded on criteria based on:  Content and originality, composition, technical quality, and overall impact.

Photo by Pamela Beal
Photo by Pamela Beale

It all boils down to some spectacular photos that masterfully blend art, technology, and wildlife.

For more information and to see more photos in the exhibition visit: http://bit.ly/QOIkXp