Courting hares and curious cubs among Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice shortlist

Two white mountain hares courting in the snow
Tender Touch (Image credit: ©Andy Parkinson, Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts from across the globe can now cast their votes for the photograph they want to win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. The collection of 25 unforgettable images encapsulates the mesmerizing beauty of the natural world while shedding light on the profound impact of human actions.

Carefully selected by discerning eyes of the Natural History Museum, London and the international judging panel, these images emerged triumphant from a staggering 49,957 entries spanning 95 countries. The spectrum of captivating snapshots ranges from a pair of courting mountain hares captured in Scotland, to a bull elephant scavenging for rotted fruit and veg at a dump in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka to a happy turtle with a dragonfly on its nose which also appeared in the comedy wildlife photo awards. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.