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Squabbling mice top 'people's poll' award

Last updated on: February 17, 2020 10:35 IST
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The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition just named the winner of this year’s LUMIX People’s Choice Award, and the perfectly-timed photo by wildlife filmmaker and photographer Sam Rowley is just too good to keep to ourselves.

Selected from over 48,000 submitted images and 25 impressive finalists, Rowley’s winning photo is called “Station Squabble,” and it features two mice getting into a tussle over some leftover crumbs in the London Underground.

Rowley’s “Station Squabble” will be displayed, along with the other 24 shortlisted photographs, in the Natural History Museum until May 31.

Take a look at the winners below.

Station Squabble

Sam discovered the best way to photograph the mice inhabiting London’s Underground was to lie on the platform and wait. He only saw them fight over scraps of food dropped by passengers a few times, possibly because it is so abundant. This fight lasted a split second, before one grabbed a crumb and they went their separate ways. Photograph: Sam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Surrogate Mother

Elias Mugambi is a ranger at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. He often spends weeks away from his family caring for orphaned black rhinos like Kitui here. The young rhinos are in the sanctuary as a result of poaching or because their mothers are blind and cannot care for them safely in the wild. Photograph: Martin Buzora/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Matching Outfits

Michel was in the Pantanal, Brazil photographing jaguars. One afternoon, as he was on the Três Irmãos River, a mother and her cub crossed right in front of his boat. He watched mesmerised as they left the water holding an anaconda with a very similar pattern to their own. Photograph: Michel Zoghzoghi/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Losing the Fight

Orangutans have been used in degrading performances at Safari World, Bangkok -- and many other locations -- for decades. The shows were temporarily stopped in 2004 due to international pressure, but today the shows continue -- twice a day, every day -- with hundreds of people paying to watch the orangutans box, dance, play the drums and more. Photograph: Aaron Gekoski/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Spot the Reindeer

The conditions for photographing at the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard are extreme, but wildlife has adapted to the environment and its freezing temperatures. Francis found this composition of white arctic reindeer, which were observing him, both curious and charming. Photograph: Francis De Andres/Wildlife Photographer of the Year



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