The People's Choice Award

More than 49,000 images are entered into the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition every year but our panel of judges can only select 100 finalists.

Each year the Natural History Museum chooses an additional 25 photographs, from which we ask the public to select the recipient of the People's Choice Award.

Here are the top five images voted for by the public in this year's People's Choice Award.

'I think that with the fires, - not only here in Australia but also in the Amazon, in the United States, all over the world, - we're really starting to see that we're reaching a tipping point and it is up to us, as humans, to make the difference and make a change for our environment.'

– Robert Irwin, winner of this year's People's Choice Award.

You can see these five images and the past winners of the People's Choice Award in the online gallery.

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