The public can now have their say in the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year, as voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award! The public can pick their favourite from 25 shortlisted images, culled by the judging panel from nearly 50,000 entries from 95 countries. Highlights include a mudskipper fish defending its territory to a London fox making the most of a full bin, as well as AP contributor Britta Jaschinski’s powerful image of fashion garments made from the skins of endangered big cats.
The People’s Choice Award images will also be showcased at the Wildlilfe Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, which is open until June 30th, 2024. The winner and top four images will be announced in February, and voting closes on January 31st – see www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice. You can still enter the 60th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which closes at 11.30 am (GMT) on Thursday, 7 December, so get your skates on if you have not entered already. See bit.ly/wpoty60
See the winners from the main Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
From Wildlife Photographer of the Year:
Wildlife photography and nature fans from around the world are invited to vote for their favourite image to win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. From a mudskipper fish defending its territory to a young London fox making the most of a full bin, the 25 unforgettable images explore the beauty of the natural world and the impact of our actions.
The photographs were chosen by the Natural History Museum, London, and an international judging panel from 49,957 entries from 95 countries. This year’s selection includes the moment an Adélie penguin approached an emperor penguin and its chick by Stefan Christmann, and Britta Jaschinski’s striking image of fashion garments made from the skins of some of the most endangered big cats.
Dr Douglas Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum says, ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s People’s Choice Award always offers an astounding selection of images, and this year is no different. We invite the public to join the jury and vote for their favourite; whether breathtaking beauty or a powerful story, it’s sure to be a difficult decision!’
The public can vote for their favourite image either online or in the flagship Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. Voting closes on 31 January 2024.
The winner and top four images will be announced in February 2024 and displayed online, joining the winners of the fifty-ninth competition announced earlier this year. The People’s Choice Award images will also be showcased in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in South Kensington until the exhibition closes on Sunday 30 June 2024.
Using photography’s unique emotive power, the annual competition and touring exhibition shine a light on inspiring and impactful stories from the natural world to create advocates for the planet.
The sixtieth competition is currently open for entries to photographers of all ages, nationalities, and experience levels until 11.30am GMT on Thursday 7 December 2023. To celebrate the momentous anniversary, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced an entry fee waiver for over 100 countries, changes to the competition’s rules, and a new special prize to encourage hopeful stories of the natural world.
Vote online for the winner of the People’s Choice Award here: www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Natural History Museum, London
- Online voting is open from 10.00am Wednesday 29 November, until 14.00pm (GMT)
on Wednesday 31 January 2023.
- The flagship exhibition is open until Sunday 30 June 2024.
- The exhibition is open Monday – Sunday, 10.00-17.50 (last admission at 16.30), and
weekends sell out quickly.
- Adult tickets from £17.50*, concession tickets £14.00*, and child £10.50*. Off-peak
Ault tickets from £15.00, off-peak concession ticket £12.00, and off-peak child ticket
£9.00 (*Prices excluding optional Gift Aid donation to the Museum.)
- Get behind the lens of some of the world’s best wildlife photographers with a new
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition tour: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/wildlifephotographer-of-the-year-tour
- Book your tickets: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year
Sixtieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
- The sixtieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries
and closes at 11.30am GMT on Thursday 7 December 2023.
- Entrants to the adult competition may enter up to 25 images for a £30 fee, which
increases to £35 in the final week of the entry period from 11.30am GMT 30
November to 11.30am GMT 7 December 2023.
- An entry fee waiver has been introduced for photographers entering the adult
competition who live in Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America.
- Entrants aged 17 and under may enter up to 10 images for free.
- Find out how to enter: www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/competition
Featured image: Troublemaker by Stefan Christmann, Germany. ©Stefan Christmann, Wildlife Photographer of the Year