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.

Sascha says, ‘I’m incredibly proud to be the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award. Photography can connect people to wildlife and encourage them to appreciate the beauty of the unseen natural world. I believe that a greater understanding of wildlife leads to deeper caring which hopefully results in active support and greater public interest for conservation.’

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