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Pick your wildlife photographer of the year

World-leading nature photography competition launches People's Choice Award.

Online voting open now, until 10 January 2017.

Nature fans can have their say in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition by voting in the People's Choice Award

The annual award recognises outstanding competition entries as chosen by the public. Lovers of wildlife photography around the world can choose from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from almost 50,000 submissions from 95 countries.

Hummingbird by Cristobal Serrano

Tasty Delicacy © Cristobal Serrano, Spain

Shortlisted images are currently on display at the highly-acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until the vote closes on 10 January 2017. The winner of the vote will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on 10 September 2017.

The top five People's Choice Award images will also be displayed online at joining the 100-strong winning portfolio chosen by the judges.

Championing the discovery and celebrating the diversity of the natural world through the power of photography, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most established and longest-running contest of its kind in the world.

Vote in the People's Choice Award 

Media contact

To request images or to arrange interviews with photographers, please contact Zoë Stanton at the Natural History Museum press office:


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7942 5654

Mobile: +44 (0) 7799 690151



Twitter: @NHM_WPY

Instagram: NHM_WPY

Notes to editors

  • The acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases Earth's most extraordinary and revelatory sights; reflecting nature's beauty and diversity and highlighting the fragility of wildlife on our planet. After its London premiere, the exhibition embarks on a UK and international tour, to inspire millions of people across the world to appreciate and conserve the natural world. 
  • The next Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, WPY53, is open for entries until 15 December 2016. 
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 26, edited by Rosamund Kidman-Cox, was published by the Natural History Museum on 19 October 2016, priced £25.
  • The Natural History Museum welcomes more than five million visitors a year and is a world-leading science research centre. The Museum was named the Cultural Attraction of the Year at the London Lifestyle Awards 2016, voted by the public. Through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling the biggest challenges facing the world today. It helps enable food security, eradicate disease and manage resource scarcity. It is studying the diversity of life and the delicate balance of ecosystems to ensure the survival of our planet.