The London Natural History Museum is about to close entries for the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and you can choose your own favorite right now.
The competition for Wildlife Photographer of the Year calls on avid photographers around the world to put nature in the frame. And the submitted images aren’t just beautiful photographs. The jury likes to see images that raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world. With that in mind, it’s up to the public to decide on a unique display of wildlife behavior and stunning landscapes.
Voting closes on the tenth of January, but if you’re a wildlife photographer yourself, then rejoice: Entries are still open until December 15th. Every year, photographers around the world come up with more complicated compositions and more enticing images than the previous year. So the competition isn't easy.
The People’s Choice Award images (the winner and four finalists) will be displayed on the competition website and may also be selected to be displayed at the Natural History Museum in London. Last year’s exhibition featured the collection of 100 exceptional images that reveal the astonishing diversity of life on our planet, from urban foxes to mountain hares.
You’ll not be the only one entering because 2015’s competition was the most competitive to date, attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.
So head on over the Museum’s website at nhm.ac.uk and cast your vote for the WPY 53 competition shortlist. Or simply have a long look at the stunning images already there.