The global web community has voted Pentax's online photo gallery as Best Use of Photography in a Website in the annual Webby People's Voice Awards.

Hailed as the "the Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honouring excellence on the Internet. This year, nearly 500,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favourite sites, videos and ads.

The Pentax photo gallery was the vision of Ned Bunnell, president of Pentax Imaging Company and is a gallery of nearly 4000 photographs from some 1900 photographers across 75 countries - all, of course, using Pentax cameras.

"For decades, Pentax collected the best images captured by photographers with our cameras and published the work annually in an historical, coffee table-type, book collection", said Ned Bunnell.

"We went in a new direction creating the Pentax photo gallery to offer 24/7/365 virtual access to the best photography captured by Pentaxians around the world. This nomination honours the Pentax photographers."

The Webby award winners will be honoured at two star-studded ceremonies in New York City: The Webby Film & Video Awards on 9 June and The 12th Annual Webby Awards Gala on 10 June.