People’s Choice: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 (5 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest recently invited the public to vote for their favorite images from this year’s competition. The winners were just announced, and contest organizers have shared their top picks below. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers, and are lightly edited for style.

A polar bear naps on top of a floating iceberg.
Ice Bed. Winner, People’s Choice Award. A polar bear carves out a bed from a small iceberg before drifting off to sleep in the Far North, off Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.

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Nima Sarikhani / Wildlife Photographer of the Year)