Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018: Vote for Your Favorite in the People's Choice Award

The shortlisted images range from a group of penguins looking into the sunrise to a fox loping past a painting of a fox stenciled on a city street.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018: Vote for Your Favorite in the People’s Choice Award Newsweek

The public is invited to have its say in the Natural History Museum's world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition by voting for the winner of the People's Choice Award here.

The annual award recognizes exceptional competition entries as chosen by the public. Admirers of wildlife photography around the world can vote for their favorite from a shortlist of 25 images, pre-selected by London's Natural History Museum from over 45,000 submissions from 95 countries. Voting ends on February 5, 2019.

The shortlisted images range from a group of penguins looking into the sunrise to a fox loping past a painting of a fox stenciled on a city street.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest-running and most prestigious competition of its kind. Seen by millions of people all over the globe, the winning images showcase nature photography as an art form, whilst reminding us of the urgent need to protect our planet and the species we share it with.

Ian Owens, Director of Science at the Natural History Museum and member of the judging panel, said: "Inspiring audiences to connect with the natural world is at the heart of what we do as a Museum, and that's why we're so proud to run this competition. The People's Choice Award is special to us because it gives the public the chance to choose the winner, and I'm looking forward to seeing which of these beautiful photographs emerges as the favorite."

Mike Owen, Professional Imaging Marketing Manager from Panasonic UK, added: 'We are proud to support the Natural History Museum and its Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The LUMIX People's Choice Award is viewed and voted for by the general public, and having this engagement in such an important photographic and environmental milestone is hugely important to everyone at Panasonic."

Vote for the winner of the LUMIX People's Choice Award here. Voting ends on February 5, 2019.

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