The shortlist for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards is out - and you have a chance to vote for your favourite.

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

For those who love wildlife, photography or both, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards are a seasonal highlight. Now in its 53rd year, the competition showcases a quite extraordinary breadth of mesmerising photography.

This year the Natural History Museum, who run the awards, have organised a ‘People’s Choice’ award to let you vote for your favourites. 25 of the 52 photographs shortlisted for the main award can be chosen from – and all 25 of those pictures can be seen below.

Choosing a favourite is a very tough task; once you have done so, you can cast your vote visit the Natural History Museum’s website. Voting closes on January 10.