(NCS) — Curious meerkats, a rescued Amazon river dolphin and a college of barracudas characteristic on the shortlist of pictures for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice competition, and followers can vote for his or her favourite.

The 25 pictures are at the moment on show at an exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London till voting ends on February 2, 2022, based on a press launch from the museum.

The winner could have their {photograph} showcased at the exhibition till June 5, the museum famous.

Other shortlisted pictures embrace a feminine orangutan taking care of her excitable child, a grizzly bear fishing for salmon, and a herd of elephants defending their younger.

“The People’s Choice Award offers striking observations of nature and our relationship with it, sparking our curiosity and strengthening our connection with the natural world,” mentioned Natalie Cooper, a researcher at the Natural History Museum and member of the judging panel, in an announcement.

“It’s an incredible challenge to pick just one of these images, so we’re looking forward to discovering which wild moment emerges as the public’s favourite.”

More than 50,000 entries have been obtained from 95 international locations for this yr’s competitors.

In October, French underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta was topped Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021. His profitable photograph confirmed camouflage groupers exiting their milky cloud of eggs and sperm in a biosphere reserve in Fakarava, French Polynesia.