The people have spoken
Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice Award winner revealed
The Natural History Museum’s annual showcase of the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism has revealed the winner of the people’s choice award. More than 16,000 nature fans voted from a selection of 25 images shortlisted by the London institution, with New Zealand-born London-based photographer David Lloyd’s picture, Bond of Brothers, depicting a unique moment between a pair of male lions, emerging as the favourite.
The two adult males, likely to be brothers, greeted and rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. It is unusual for lions to nuzzle for so long, and David was honoured to have experienced and captured such a moment.
“I’m so pleased that this image did well because it illustrates the emotion and feeling of animals and emphasises that this is not limited to humans,” David says. “It is something I think more people need to be aware of for the sake of all animals.”
The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is currently being judged. The winners will be announced in October 2019.