Three finalists have been chosen for the 2019 People’s Choice Award, a prestigious award that encourages people to vote for the most striking photographs in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year gallery. Over 9.2 million votes were cast over a 16-week period to decide the eight finalists, which were selected by an international jury. The winners will be announced at the Royal Geographical Society on March 22, with the photographic exhibition being shown in London and at the organisation’s headquarters in Cambridge.
The People’s Choice Award finalists are:
Man on a Bike: Martyn Van Himst (United Kingdom)
The Challenging Structure of the Market Ward: Yiannis Karamalakis (Greece)
Light Youre The Blue: Bradley Carter (United Kingdom)
Beautiful Bornees: Tim Bate (Canada)
Returning to their Nature: Richard Rawlings (United Kingdom)
Conchita Bedaux, 58, is a Catalan photographer and commercial fine art photographer. She won the People’s Choice Award in 2018. Along with her husband, Juan Bedaux, she makes a living shooting underwater – she’s a member of the renowned team of Cristina Saralegui and Federico Fellini and is one of the most celebrated female naturists in the world. She is a real believer in many of the concepts of nature – particularly the tenets of a watershed principle.