In Pictures: Wildlife photographer of year – which is your favourite?

From imperious lions to leaping lizards, there are some stunning shots in the running for the Natural History Museum’s wildlife photographer of the year award.

The selection below highlights some of the images chosen for the final reckoning.

To view a full gallery and vote for your favourite, go to https://www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice

Burrowing owls
Burrowing owls
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Long-nosed dragon
Long-nosed dragon
A lion
A lion
Turtles
Turtles
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
An 'alpha' mandrill
An 'alpha' mandrill
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020