© Tim Laman
Photographers gone wild
The world's best nature photo competition is in Toronto now
American photographer Tim Laman is 2016’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Laman spent three days rope-climbing a 30-metre-tall tree in the Indonesian rainforest to set GoPro cameras that he could trigger remotely. Entwined Lives captures a critically endangered Bornean orangutan and the forest below. Agriculture and logging are threatening the habitat of wild orangutans that are also being poached for the illegal pet trade. Laman’s winning photo was selected out of almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries; an exhibit of 100 of the best entries are on display now until March 19 at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum. Sixteen-year-old Gideon Knight from the UK is the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He describes The Moon and the Crow, taken near his home in London, as “almost supernatural, like something out of a fairy-tale.” Adults $25; kids four to 14 $21. rom.on.ca.
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