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Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Winners

Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Winners Featured At Royal Ontario Museum in Exhibition Presented By Quark Expeditions®

Three Canadians Take Top Prizes Among 42,000 Entries in International ‘WPY’ Competition

[Seattle, WA] – Quark Expeditions®, the world's leading polar expedition company, is pleased be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) beginning November 20, 2015 to March 21, 2016.

The WPY is the longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world and premiering at the Natural History Museum in London before embarking on a world tour.   Now in its 51st year, and third year at the ROM, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition attracts tens of thousands of submissions by photographers from around the world every year and celebrates nature, wildlife and the very best in nature photography through 100 breathtaking photos.

Quark Expeditions® extends our congratulations to the winners of the 2015 WPY competition.  Don Gutoski, the competition’s overall winner and one of three Canadians taking top prizes, will appear at the ROM on January 26, 2016 to conduct a lecture and an exclusive appearance at the ROM as part of the WPY tour.

“We are pleased to sponsor the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the ROM,” said Andrew White, Quark Expeditions® President. “Wildlife photography is one of the most popular activities our polar adventure passengers engage in and we’re delighted to participate in the promotion of this sustainable, creative way of interacting with, and honoring, some of the world’s most rare and elusive creatures.”

As part of the Quark Expeditions sponsorship, Photographers of all levels and visitors to the ROM are invited to submit their own photographs to the ROM’s Wildlife Photographer of the year contest, for their chance to win a Quark Greenland to Canada: Inuit, Icebergs, and Wildlife 13 day expedition for two (2), a grand prize valued at over $20,000 USD. The contest runs from November 18, 2015 through January 31st, 2016. To enter, contestants can share their image from their unlocked Twitter or Instagram account and tag @ROMtoronto and #ROMwpy. For full details, please visit

As part of this partnership, Quark Expeditions® will also present an interactive display at the ROM during the much anticipated, well-attended ROM for the Holidays and ROM March Break seasons. 

About Quark Expeditions®

Specializing in expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and sub-polar regions, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the on-board program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, and was the first to offer passengers — free of charge — carbon-neutral voyages in Antarctica aboard the Ocean Diamond.