WPY 53 top five favourites

Each year we invite you to choose your favourite photograph. Here are the current top five. Come back and look again, the pictures change often.

If you haven’t chosen yet, go to the WPY 2017 online gallery and select your favourite image as you browse the different awards. You can only choose once.

Adult awards

Young awards

1 . Memorial to a species

Brent Stirton, South Africa

236 votes

2 . The mud crowd

Mark Cale, UK

225 votes

3 . Desert canvas

Angiolo Manetti, Italy

212 votes

4 . A magnificence of monarchs

Jaime Rojo, Spain

131 votes

5 . Arctic treasure

Sergey Gorshkov, Russia

97 votes