25 incredible photos have managed to make it up to the final shortlist for 2023’s People’s Choice Award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Early this week, the photos were selected by London’s Natural History Museum, which typically hosts the annual exhibition as well as a global judging panel, as per the museum’s website.
Among the beautiful portraits is a photo of two lionesses grooming a pub of the pride’s five cubs in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and a photo of a polar bear peacefully napping on an iceberg on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.
Other photos include a cute group of penguins just being social in Atka Bay in Antarctica and an image starring a group of starlings forming the shape of a huge bird in the sky.
Vote For Your Favorite Wildlife Photo!
The judges finally shortlisted 25 images from the 49,957 images they originally received from 95 countries, as per CNN.
Now, the public will be able to vote online for the photos they think are the winning ones – the voting lines will stay open till the 31st of January.
The winner, as well as the top four photos, will be announced on 7th February, and we can see them online. In case you want to see these photos in person, you can do so at the Natural History Museum.
You will find the photos on display until 30th June in London.
In 2022, Sascha Fonseca won the People’s Choice Wildlife Photographer of the Year for her photo titled ‘World of the Snow Leopard,’ which was able to win the competition with a solid 60,466 votes.At the time, Fonesca said, “I’m incredibly proud to be the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award, and I thank all the supporters around the world for making this happen. Photography can connect people to wildlife and encourage them to appreciate the beauty of the unseen natural world. I believe that a greater understanding of wildlife leads to deeper caring, which hopefully results in active support and greater public interest for conservation.”
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