The 25 images are currently on display at the Natural History Museum in London until the vote ends Feb. 2, 2022, according to a press release from the museum.
The winner will show their photo at the exhibition until June 5, the museum noted.
Other shortlisted photos include a female orangutan caring for her excited baby, a grizzly bear fishing for salmon and a herd of elephants protecting their young.
“The People’s Choice Award offers striking observations of nature and our relationship with it, sparking our curiosity and strengthening our connection to the natural world,” said Natalie Cooper, a researcher at the Natural History Museum and a member of the jury, in a statement.
“Picking just one of these images is an incredible challenge, so we’re looking forward to discovering which wild moment becomes the crowd’s favorite.”
More than 50,000 entries were received from 95 countries for this year’s competition.
In October, French underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021. His winning photo showed camouflage groupers leaving their milky cloud of eggs and sperm in a biosphere reserve in Fakarava, French Polynesia.