Wildlife Photographer of the Year launches the LUMIX People’s Choice Award

Members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite image from the shortlisted images in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Three kings. © Wim Van Den Heever/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Online voting is now open for the LUMIX People’s Choice Award, a category of the renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitionjudged by the public.

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There are 25 images to choose from, shortlisted by the Natural History Museum (NHM) from more than 45,000 submissions from 95 countries.

Red, silver and black. © Tin Man Lee/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Red, silver and black. © Tin Man Lee/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

“Inspiring audiences to connect with the natural world is at the heart of what we do as a museum, and that’s why we’re so proud to run this competition,” says Ian Owens, director of science at the NHM.

“The LUMIX People’s Choice Award is special to us because it gives the public the chance to choose the winner, and I’m looking forward to seeing which of these beautiful photographs emerges as the favourite.”

The shortlisted images are currently on display at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the NHM, and can also be viewed and voted for online.

The orphaned beaver. © Suzi Eszterhas/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The orphaned beaver. © Suzi Eszterhas/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Family portrait. © Connor Stefanison/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Family portrait. © Connor Stefanison/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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Last year’s winning image in this award (below) depicted a lowland gorilla called Pikin with her rescuer Appolinair Ndohoudou, by Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur.

Pikin and Appolinaire. © Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Pikin and Appolinaire. © Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year