A British Columbia photographer is one of the winners on display in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 at the Royal BC Museum. Connor Stefanison’s Rising Star Portfolio Award-winning six-image entry includes Raven Strut, a pensive portrait of a raven walking through the snow, and Night of the Mountain Goats, a dramatic star-filled image taken by the photographer and three days of camping on a rocky mountain ledge. Stefanison, a graduate of Simon Fraser University, won the award for the first time in 2013.
Now in its 51st year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 features 100 stunning winning images in huge, backlit displays, selected from a field of 42,000 international entries in 20 categories. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 opened for its only Western Canadian viewing at the Royal BC Museum on December 4 and closes April 4, 2016.