Vote for your favourite: Wildlife Photographer of the Year launches People’s Choice Award

Online voting open now, until 14.00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

The public are invited to have their say in the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition by voting for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. This year features everything from hare balls and bat women to majestic mandrills: www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice

Ahead of the Natural History Museum reopening on 3 December, fans of wildlife photography around the world can choose their favourite from 25 images. The images were shortlisted by the Natural History Museum from over 49,000 image entries from across the world.

This year’s selection of images includes two endangered Iberian lynx kittens making an abandoned hayloft their playground, a family of beavers in their favourite feeding spot, a distinctive portrait of a Japanese warbonnet and a group of burrowing owls living in harmony with their human neighbours in Florida’s Ten Thousand Barrier Islands.

Voting ends on 2 February 2021. The winner will then be showcased in the popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum until 4 July 2021.

The top five People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online, joining the winners
of the fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition chosen by the esteemed panel
of judges and announced earlier this year.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum
and offers a truly global platform for amateur and professional photographers alike. Using
photography's unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the competition and
exhibition shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourages a future of
advocating for the planet. The fifty-seventh competition is currently open for entries and will
close on Thursday 10 December at 11.30am GMT.

Dr Tim Littlewood, Executive Director of Science at the Natural History Museum and
member of the judging panel, says, ‘The People’s Choice Award provides the public with an
opportunity to select images and stories from the natural world that move and intrigue them.
This year’s shortlist includes a wide diversity of wildlife photography from a fragile planet.
Whether assessing human-animal relationships, highlighting the plight of captive species or
animals thriving in their environments, the public are in for a difficult decision!’

Vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award here: www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice
Associate sponsors for the exhibition at the Natural History Museum are renewable energy
company Ørsted and camera manufacturer, Leica.

Photographers of all ages and abilities can enter the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Competition right now. It’s open until 11.30am GMT on Thursday 10 December.

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