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Choose your wildlife photographer of the year

World-renowned nature photography competition launches People’s Choice Award.

Online voting open now, until 5 January 2016.

Lovers of nature photography are invited to have their say in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition by visiting and voting in the People’s Choice Award.

Following its success in 2014, the award returns for another year, recognising outstanding entries as decided by the public.

The category includes up to 25 images, pre-selected by the jury from more than 42,000 submissions from almost 100 countries, for a global online vote.


A Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) feeding it´s young

The images shortlisted by the jury are currently on display at the highly anticipated Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until the vote closes on 5 January 2016. The winner of the vote will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on 10 April 2016.

The top five People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online, adding to the 100-strong portfolio chosen by the judges.

Championing the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through the power of photography, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is the most established contest of its kind.

Vote in the People’s Choice Award at


Media contact:

Please see the contact sheet of images accompanying this release. To request images please contact Rose Pook at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year press office.


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7942 5654

Mobile: +44 (0) 7799 690151



Twitter: @NHM_WPY

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Notes to editors

 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 25, edited by Rosamund Kidman-Cox, is published by the Natural History Museum on 14 October 2015, priced £25.

 Winner of Best of the Best in the Museums + Heritage Awards 2013, the Natural History Museum welcomes five million visitors a year. It is also a world-leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise it is helping to understand and maintain the diversity of the planet, with groundbreaking partnerships in more than 70 countries. For more information go to

 Natural History Museum Publishing produces high-quality, fully illustrated non-fiction books about the natural world. To view the entire range of books, visit