LifestylePets Wildlife Conservation Society photo contest captures NYC animals in their habitats By Meghan Giannotta email@example.com Updated August 22, 2016 2:47 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Voting has begun on the Wildlife Conservation Society's 2017 calendar photo contest. Nature-loving photographers captured animals hanging out in their natural habitats at the Bronx, Central Park, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens zoos and the New York Aquarium. The result? Adorable photos of animals cuddling, snacking, playing and more. Twelve of the remaining 27 finalists will make it into the 2017 calendar. Fans can choose five of their favorite photos, but good luck narrowing it down. See all 27 and vote for your favorites at blog.wcs.org. The winning photos will be announced later this summer. Giraffe, Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: ©Andy Levenberg This giraffe thought no one was looking ... California sea lion, Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: ©Meryl Lorenzo What's more satisfying than one fish? Two at once. Brown and grizzly bears, Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: ©Adam Jason Scherer They may be grizzly, but they still know how to have fun. Western lowland gorillas, Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: ©Clifford Davis Nothing beats a hug from mom after a long day. Western red panda, Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: ©John Stahl This leafy snack for a red panda is like a slice of cheesy pizza to a hungry New Yorker. Squirrel monkeys, Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: ©Julia Johanos These squirrel monkeys have each other's backs. By Meghan Giannotta firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Rare hand-raised tiger cubs make Bronx Zoo debutWhat's cuter than a baby animal? 12 pets waiting for you in shelters Warning: You will NOT be able to resist these adorable faces. 14 animated animals we loveCan they be our pets, please? Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.