The People's Choice Award

More than 50,000 images were entered into Wildlife Photographer of the Year last year, but our panel of judges can only award 100 winners.

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 hope that my photography will encourage people to understand that the beauty of nature can be found everywhere around us, and we can be pleasantly surprised by the many landscapes so close to home.'

- Cristiano Vendramin, winner of the 2021 People's Choice Award

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

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