The public are being urged to vote for their favourite nature image for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year people’s choice award.
A mudskipper fish defending its territory from a crab, a fox taking advantage of a full London bin and a confrontation between Emperor and Adelie penguins are among the 25 “astounding” images selected for a public vote.
They have been chosen by the Natural History Museum and a judging panel from nearly 50,000 entries from 95 countries submitted to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
“We invite the public to join the jury and vote for their favourite; whether breath-taking beauty or a powerful story, it’s sure to be a difficult decision.”
The winning choice and four top images will be announced in February 2024 and displayed online, joining the winners of the 59th annual international competition.
The overall competition was won by Laurent Ballesta for the second time with an image of a tri-spine horseshoe crab gliding along the bottom of the sea.