This fall the editors of ROM Magazine (the official quarterly magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum) reached out to us about doing a special feature on Josiah and his wildlife photography for their upcoming Winter 2016 Issue. The museum was the first in Canada to open the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, which features the top-100 awarded images from the prestigious competition. As Josiah has two images in the exhibit, they thought it would be nice for their readers to get to know our young wildlife photographer a bit better. (Josiah’s awarded images from WPY are also on exhibit in the Royal British Columbia Museum and other premiere museums in more than 70 countries around the globe!)

The production schedule coincided with our trip to Jasper National Park this fall to photograph the elk rut, which meant Josiah got a taste of possible things to come if he continues on his path toward a career as a wildlife photographer and assignment photojournalist, and had to find time to work on replies to the interview questions between outings. We couldn’t be more proud of him, and his fantastic answers in this interview. We were certainly surprised (and even more proud) to notice their teaser on the front cover about an article on “Canada’s Wildlife Photography Prodigy!” (And if you’re interested in seeing some of Josiah’s pictures from the elk rut he was photographing while being interviewed for this feature, drop by our Recent Work or Elk & Moose galleries!)

Josiah was certainly in good company in this issue, as his feature immediately followed a short interview with the overall winner of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, fellow-Canadian photographer Don Gutoski.

Click the image below to open a PDF of the interview and feature.

Josiah Launstein Feature in ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) Magazine on Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards and his Wildlife Photography