The Natural History Museum in London has revealed its Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award shortlist, and voting is now open.
The 25 shortlisted images showcase diverse wildlife worldwide, ranging from more traditional photos, like beautiful action shots and serene portraits, to startling reflections of how pollution and human activity harm animals.
Despite the highly varied aesthetics and narrative techniques, a common thread throughout each finalist is that they are fantastic photographs.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition draws more than 50,000 entries every year, and the judging panel can only select 100 finalists. The People’s Choice Award enables the contest to showcase an additional 25 memorable photos and include viewers to participate.
“Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s People’s Choice Award always offers an astounding selection of images, and this year is no different,” says Dr. Douglas Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum. “We invite the public to join the jury and vote for their favorite; whether breathtaking beauty or a powerful story, it’s sure to be a difficult decision!”
Voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open, and people can make their picks until January 31, 2024. The winner will be announced shortly after that, on February 7. All 25 shortlisted photos are part of the ongoing Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London. Information on voting and the exhibit is available on the museum’s website.
Further, the 60th edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open for entries until December 7, 2023, at 11:30 AM GMT. Complete entry rules and details, including an entry fee waiver for more than 100 countries, are available on the NMH’s website.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. All photos are individually credited and provided courtesy of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.