Main Stage Presentation time and Topic
- 3:00 p.m. Wildlife Photography and Bat Research
From his specialty in bats to the largest of whales, Dr. Lim uses photography for his research and to document species diversity in his fieldwork for the ROM. Come with Burton to caves and other ecosystems in the dark of night where he will shed some light on the unique challenges of photographing bats in their native habitats. Get inspiration from a professional for what it takes to be the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
About Dr. Burton Lim – Assistant Curator of Mammalogy, ROM – Born and raised in Toronto, Burton received a PhD in Zoology from the University of Toronto and has conducted fieldwork in 28 countries, primarily in tropical regions. His research interests are in the biodiversity and evolution of mammals with a specialization in bats. To document the diversity of bats, he does macrophotography in the field to zoom into fine details of the faces to help in species identification. His photos have been used in scientific papers, books, and magazine articles. In addition, he curates the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Museum, showcasing the intersection between art and nature.