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Reach for the sky – Steve Blandin, USA

Steven was taking pictures of a small group of adult roseate spoonbills in a rookery in Tampa Bay, Florida, when he noticed a newcomer flying in from afar. With just enough time to back up a few steps, Steven photographed the bird landing exactly square to his camera with its wings in a stunning symmetrical U-shape.
(Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Amazing photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice award shortlist

Majestic birds and colourful sea creatures are only some of the breathtaking animals to make the shortlist for the People’s Choice award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year annual competition.

This year, almost 50,000 submissions from 92 countries were entered for the prestigious award.

The shortlisted images are currently on display at the highly-acclaimed exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until the vote closes on 5 February 2018.

The winner of the vote will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on 28 May 2018.

The ‘People’s Choice’ annual award recognises exceptional competition entries as chosen by the public.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest-running competition of its kind.

The competition is a vital part of the Natural History Museum’s mission to inspire a love for the natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet.

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