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In Pictures: Stunning wildlife photography from Oasis awards - web users invited to vote for their favourites

Organisers of the Oasis wildlife photography awards, considered to be the Oscars for nature photography, are inviting internet users to vote for the Web Award winner from among the competition's finalists.

The award for World Best Photography in 2014 was awarded to Polish photographer Mateusz Piesiak for his picture of a flock of seagulls flying over a pond crowded with egrets.

The contest saw more than 25,000 images submitted from 56 countries around the world, including Russia, Sri Lanka, Iran and New Zealand.

The winning photograph was taken by Mateusz Piesiak, a Polish photographer who captured a flock of seagulls flying over a pond surrounded by egrets.

That photograph and some of the other winners can be viewed in our gallery above. Click the magnifying glass for full screen gallery.

The jury was made up of some of the best-known wildlife photographers in Europe: Simone Sbaraglia (Italy), Valter Bernardeschi (Italy), Cristobal Serrano (Spain), Gabriela Staebler (Germany), Franco Banfi (Switzerland) and Maurizio Tentarelli from the Oasis magazine.

The finalists of the competition are now published online to be judged by the web-community. The images will be online for the people's decision until May 20 2015. Voters can assign score from 1 to 5 stars to each picture. You can vote online: oasisphotocontest.com.

Registration has also opened for the new Oasis Photo Contest 2015.

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