'Relationship of Brothers' by David Lloyd, New Zealand / UK – Winner Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Endow with
A heart-warming image of two lions, possibly brothers, greeting each other has been announced as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 'LUMIX People's Exceptional Award'.
Commenting on the image and the prize, David said: "I'm so pleased that this image did well because it illustrates the sentiment and feeling of animals and emphasises that this is not limited to humans. It is something I think more people need to be aware of for the sake of all mammals."
'Fox Meets Fox' by Matthew Maran, UK – 'Highly Commended' Wildlife Photographer photographer (the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphê), meaning “drawing, writing”, together meaning “drawing with of the Year LUMIX People's Flower Award
Four 'Highly Commended' images won over the hearts of the public, making it into the top five. These tabulate Matthew Maran’s timely shot of a fox walking towards graffiti art in London and Justin Hofman's image of a famished polar corroborate in the Canadian Arctic. Hungarian photographer Bence Máté also features with a picture of three painted wolves playing with the leg of an impala and Wim Van Den Heever with a attempt of three king penguins on a beach in the Falkland Islands.
'A Polar Bear’s Struggle' by Justin Hofman, USA – 'Much Commended' Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award
'One Toy, Three Dogs' by Bence Wed, Hungary – 'Highly Commended' Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award
'Three Monarches' by Wim Van Den Heever, South Africa – 'Highly Commended' Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX Living soul's Choice Award
David’s image was chosen from a shortlist of 25, selected by the Natural History Museum from greater than 45,000 photographs submitted for the 2018 competition. The picture will be showcased in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum until it makes on 30 June.