A heart-warming image of a gorilla hugging the one of the people responsible for saving his life has won the UK Natural History Museum Wildlife of the Year People's Choice Award.
Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur captured the image in Cameroon of rescued gorilla Pikin being moved with the help of several volunteers.
Pikin was rescued from the bush-meat trade by charity Ape Action Africa. At the time of the photo, she was moving from her previous small enclosure to a new larger one with a group of gorillas.
The photo shows a sedated Pikin shortly after she woke during the transfer, in the arms of her caretaker, Appolinaire Ndohoudou.
"I'm so thankful that this image resonated with people and I hope it might inspire us all to care a little bit more about animals," said Ms McArthur.
"No act of compassion towards them is ever too small.
"I regularly document the cruelties animals endure at our hands, but sometimes I bear witness to stories of rescue, hope and redemption."