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Ever wondered how and why some wildlife photographers get all the breaks? Now’s your chance to have a say.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is in its 50th year, and they’ve decided to do something new by opening up a People’s Choice category. This means that instead of doughy fellows with monocles, every citizen of the Internet gets a say. That’s the catch, though, with democracy – you only get to vote once, so make your decision very, very carefully. Here are my top 10 choices, but have a look at all 50 photos in the gallery if you want your brain to be blown with beauty.
(Update: The 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners have been announced).

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Yellow-Necked Mouse” by Carsten Braun.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Innocence Betrayed” by Hilary O’Leary.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Winter hares” by David Tipling.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

Facebook update, Marsel van Oosten.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Heavy rain” by Pierluigi Rizzato.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Apex Predators” by Justin Black.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

Dawn lift-off, by Jack Dykinga.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“One eye on you” by Mohammad Khorshed.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Feel Safe” by Juan Carlos Mimo Perez.

 

wildlife photographer of the year,

“Red kangaroos at waterhole” by Theo Allofs.

 

 

What were your favourites?

(Also, if you’ve got some great photos, here’s your reminder that we’re always accepting submissions to Getaway Gallery.)




  • Gill Mkhasibe

    Impossible to choose a winner! What truly magnificent photography. Thank you so much. Gill Mkhasibe

    • E du Plessis

      I totally agree, they are all awesome, good luck to the judges. Stunning photographers

  • Jeshika

    Monkey with cell phone.Classic picture:)

  • rina

    Rina
    The ‘snow rabbits’ -beautiful poetry.

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