People's Choice Award: Opportunistic Croc, Bence Máté, Hungary

After taking this stunning photo, Bence Máté recalls how chilling it was to see the frightening, killing eyes of this 13 foot-long (4 meters) Nile crocodile. This croc was baited with natural carcasses on an island in the Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa.

The Natural History Museum in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for the 2016 People’s Choice Award for wildlife photography.

From playful polar cubs to the horrified last gaze of a wildebeest calf, these images are guaranteed to astound.

Voting for this year’s competition ends on January 10, 2017. 

You can cast your vote for best wildlife photographer here, and be sure to share your favorite with @NHM_WPY on Twitter using the hashtag #MyWPY.
Ahmed Xahir
Ahmed Xahir

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