Wildlife photographer of the year people’s choice award – in pictures | Environment

The Arctic is beautiful all year-round, but in the late winter, when temperatures reach -30C (-22F) and everything is white and the sun stays low on the horizon, it’s stunning. Josh was on a boat in a fjord across from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, and encountered this polar bear walking along the edge of the ice. She was curious, walking past the boat twice – just long enough for Josh to take a shot with her white coat glowing in the setting sun. After satisfying her curiosity, she silently walked off into the distance.’