Nature and wildlife lovers from all corners of the globe can now vote in one of the most prestigious photo contest in the world – Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The Natural History Museum published a shortlist of 25 photos for 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. And it sure was a difficult task – they had to choose from almost 50,000 photos from 95 countries.
The photos they chose cover different styles. You can see breathtaking moments from everyday life of wild animals, or their captivating portraits. There are also surreal and abstract details of flora and fauna. The jury had a difficult task of choosing 25 photos, and you may also find it difficult to choose only one to vote for.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the most significant photo contests in the world. What’s more, it is the longest-running contest of its kind, lasting for 52 years. Natural History Museum in London organizes the contest, and the winning photos are displayed as a part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
The voting for the People’s Choice Awards is now open, and it closes on 10 January 2017. The viewers will be able to see all 25 shortlisted images at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which lasts until 10 September 2017. In addition, top five images chosen by public voters will be also displayed online.
Take a look at the gallery of stunning photos, and don’t forget to leave your vote. But keep in mind that you only have one vote – so choose wisely!
How do you like this year’s shortlisted images? Which photo did you vote for? Is it difficult for you to choose only one photo? let us know in the comments below.
[Featured photo: © Tapio Kaisla, Finland/Wildlife Photographer of the Year]