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Untamed talent — take your pic(k) in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

Untamed talent — take your pic(k) in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
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Browse some of the 25 photos and vote for the one you think should win this year’s People’s Choice Award. Voting closes at 2pm (GMT) on 31 January.

It’s time to vote for your favourite photos in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s People’s Choice Award. Voting by the public takes place online or at the flagship Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.

Voting closes on 31 January and the winning images will also be exhibited at the museum. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London.

The shortlisted photos were chosen by the museum and a judging panel from 49,957 entries from 95 countries. The selection includes the moment an Adélie penguin approaches an emperor penguin and its chick by Stefan Christmann, and Britta Jaschinski’s image of fashion garments made from the skins of endangered big cats. DM

Read more in Daily Maverick: Capturing nature’s disappearing fierce beauty — wildlife photos of the year

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This story first appeared in our weekly Daily Maverick 168 newspaper, which is available countrywide for R29.

©Ofer Levy, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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©Stefan Christmann, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

©Nima Sarikhani, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

©Claire Waring, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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©Mark Boyd, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

©Britta Jaschinski, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

©Ayala Fishaimer, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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©Brent Stirton, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

©Axel Gomille, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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©Andy Parkinson, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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