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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice competition is upon us again.

The 25 images are currently on display in London's Natural History Museum until voting ends on 2 February, according to a press release from the museum. The winner will have their photograph showcased at the exhibition until 5 June, says the museum.

"The People's Choice Award offers striking observations of nature and our relationship with it, sparking our curiosity and strengthening our connection with the natural world," said Natalie Cooper, a researcher at the Natural History Museum and member of the judging panel. "It's an incredible challenge to pick just one of these images, so we're looking forward to discovering which wild moment emerges as the public's favourite."

More than 50,000 entries were received from 95 countries for this year's competition.

Here's a selection of OGN's favourites.

Two male golden pheasants appear to be dancing in this photo by Chinese photographer Qiang Guo, which was taken in Shanxi Province, China.

The breath of this Arctic fox was quickly freezing in the air each time it called another nearby fox in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, in this image by Italian photographer Marco Gaiotti.

Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur took this photo of an eastern gray kangaroo and her joey in the midst of a burned eucalyptus plantation near Mallacoota, southern Australia.

A meerkat seems to be posing for German-South African photographer Thomas Peschak in this image, taken in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa.

A female orangutan struggles to keep her baby in their nest in Sumatra, Indonesia, as shot by French photographer Maxime Aliaga.

Ecuadoran photographer Lucas Bustamante captured this image of zebra packed closely together at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

US photographer Ly Dang captured these baby Clark's grebes hitching a ride on their parent's back in San Diego, California.

Dutch photographer Jeroen Hoekendijk captured this image of a juvenile bald eagle watching over a sleeping black bear cub in Alaska, United States.

An Iberian lynx cub licks its lips as it stares into Spanish photographer Antonio Liebana Navarro's camera in Peñalajo, Castilla La Mancha, Spain.


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