25 People’s Choice Finalists from the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Earlier this year, PetaPixel highlighted some of the stellar images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. As a follow-up, the organization has announced this year’s People’s Choice Awards, where fans of wildlife photography are asked to submit their pick for the top image. Ahead of the Natural History Museum in London reopening on […]

25 People’s Choice Finalists from the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Earlier this year, PetaPixel highlighted some of the stellar images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. As a follow-up, the organization has announced this year’s People’s Choice Awards, where fans of wildlife photography are asked to submit their pick for the top image.

Ahead of the Natural History Museum in London reopening on December 3, the organization selected the 25 images below from over 49,000 submissions from around the world. The organization is now asking the public to vote here for their favorite image by February 2, 2021. The winner will be showcased alongside the other winners of the competition in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in the Natural History Museum until July 4, 2021.

The top five People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online, joining the winners of the fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition announced in October.

The selection of images includes two endangered Iberian lynx kittens making an abandoned hayloft their playground, a family of beavers in their favorite feeding spot, a distinctive portrait of a Japanese warbonnet, and a group of burrowing owls living in a suburban neighborhood in Florida’s Ten Thousand Barrier Islands.

Photo by Ami Vitale / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Andrew Lee / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Andrey Shpatak / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Andy Parkinson / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Britta Jaschinski / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Douglas Gimesy / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Emmanuel Rondeau / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo By Frédéric Larrey / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Gary Meredith / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Guillermo Esteves / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Joseph Dominic / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Karine Aigner / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Kirsten Luce / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Laurent Ballesta / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Mogens Trolle / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Neil Anderson / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Oliver Richter / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Pallavi Prasad / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Petri Pietiläinen / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Robert Irwin / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Sam Sloss / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Sergio Marijuán / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Sergio Marijuán / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Thomas Peschak / Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photo by Wim van den Heever / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum and offers a global platform for amateur and professional photographers alike. The fifty-seventh competition is currently open for entries and will close on Thursday, December 10 at 11.30 am GMT, which you can register for here. Cast your vote for your favorite image in the People’s Choice competition here.


Image credits: Photos provided by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.