Vote for the 2014 People’s Choice Award

from Wildlife Promise

Ajay Parmar's photo of a striped hyena in India's Velavadar National Park won the 2012 People's Choice Award.

Ajay Parmar’s photo of a striped hyena in India’s Velavadar National Park won the 2012 People’s Choice Award.

Well, the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest is now closed. But, we still need your help selecting the winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award. The final round of voting begins this weekend, July 28. Out of almost 30,000 entries, voters have already selected 64 finalists. You can vote for one photo per day through August 4.

The hyena photograph above was taken by Ajay Parmar, and was selected as the 2012 People’s Choice Award. The photos below all made it past the first round in 2012 and 2013, but no further. Still, they’re pretty wonderful, and I thought they’d inspire you to go vote for some of this year’s great photos.

A red maple provided a beautiful and colourful autumn background for this blue jay photographed by Bill McMullen.

A red maple provided a beautiful and colourful autumn background for this blue jay photographed by Bill McMullen.

Will Randall spotted this leopard seal hanging out on an iceberg near the Antarctic Peninsula.

Will Randall spotted this leopard seal hanging out on an iceberg near the Antarctic Peninsula.

In the winter months, when the snow geese are visiting Bosque del Apache, they congregate on the ponds before their raucous mass ascension at sunrise. Photograph by Kenneth Hanson.

In the winter months, when the snow geese are visiting Bosque del Apache, they congregate on the ponds before their raucous mass ascension at sunrise. Photograph by Kenneth Hanson.

Joan Brunner found this red fox in New Jersey's Island Beach State Park.

Joan Brunner found this red fox in New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park.

Bob Feldman captured this aerial battle between two tree swallows in some wetlands near his home.

Bob Feldman captured this aerial battle between two tree swallows in some wetlands near his home.

In the middle of Namibian desert Panagiotis Laskarakis photographed an oryx while it struggled with the sand in order to drink water from the Kunene River.

In the middle of Namibian desert Panagiotis Laskarakis photographed an oryx while it struggled with the sand in order to drink water from the Kunene River.

This wild Whooper Swan was curled up in the snow along with many others in northern Japan. Photograph by Barbara Gerlach.

This wild Whooper Swan was curled up in the snow along with many others in northern Japan. Photograph by Barbara Gerlach.

Please vote for your choice  — remember you can vote for one photo per day — and maybe your selection will be the winner!