Close encounter: The worried-looking expression on this dog’s face speaks volumes. Guillermo was … [+] photographing moose at Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, when this large bull took an interest in the furry visitor.
Photo: Guillermo Esteves, USA – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The Natural History Museum of London has launched an invitation for the public to have its say in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition by voting for the winner of the People’s Choice Award from 25 extraordinary images.
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This year’s online voting, which is open now and will close on February 2, 2021, features everything from a ball-shaped frozen hare and a bat-loving woman to the sad demise of the last male northern white rhino left on the planet.
Hare Ball: For five weeks under very low temperatures, Andy watched the mountain hares near Tomatin … [+] in the Scottish Highlands. Relief came as this little female moved her body into a perfect spherical shape. A movement of sheer joy.
Photo: Andy Parkinson, UK – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
It also includes images of two endangered Iberian lynx kittens making an abandoned hayloft their playground, a family of beavers seemingly involved in a marital conversation at their favorite feeding spot, a distinctive portrait of a Japanese warbonnet and a group of burrowing owls living in harmony with their human neighbors in Florida’s Ten Thousand Barrier Islands.
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