Stunning photo of mice fighting over food wins prestigious UK award

Stunning photo of mice fighting over food wins prestigious UK award

- The breathtaking photo was taken by a 25-year-old Briton national, Sam Rowley

- It was picked among 48,000 images, made it to the list of the final 25 photos and finally emerged the best of the rest

- Rowley's "Station Squabble" image taken in the evening features two mice fighting over a few leftover crumbs in a subway station

- The young photographer said he spent five nights underground trying to get a perfect shot of the rodents

- A photo of a rhino and a conservation ranger in Kenya was among the best four photos

A fascinating photo of two mice scurrying across a London Underground platform in the evening has won the Wildlife Photography of the Year from London's Natural History Museum.

The perfect shot, taken by a young Briton national, Sam Rowley, was picked from more than 48,000 images and won the hearts of some 28,000 members of the public who cast their vote in the "best of the rest category".

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Stunning photo of mice fighting over food wins prestigious UK award

Stunning photo of mice fighting over food has won a prestigious UK award. Photo: BBC
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Rowley's "Station Squabble" image which features two mice fighting over a few leftover crumbs in a subway station in London scooped the Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award

It was picked among the final 25 images which were shortlisted by officials.

The 25-year-old photographer said he spent five nights underground trying to get a perfect shot of the rodents.

"I usually take a burst of photos and I got lucky with this shot, but then I had spent five days lying on a platform so it was probably going to happen at some point," Rowley told BBC.

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Stunning photo of mice fighting over food wins prestigious UK award

A portrait of a conservation ranger and a baby black rhino taken in Kenya. Photo. BBC.
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The young Briton who thrives in photographing urban wildlife noted the whole experience of trying to get the shot from the underground tunnel attracted the attention of many commuters who gave him "strange looks" as they passed by.

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"Everybody knows about the mice on the Underground but I don't think anyone's seen them in that light before," he said.

Rowley said he got his inspiration and passion for filming wildlife upon realising many people had moved from villages to urban centres and need such stories to relate with nature.

"With the majority of the world living in urban areas and cities now, you have to tell the story about how people relate to wildlife," he said.

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Stunning photo of mice fighting over food wins prestigious UK award

Photo of two jaguars holding an anaconda in Brazil. Photo: BBC.
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An image of a rhino and a conservation ranger in Kenya was among the best top four photos that featured in the final category of the award.

Others include an image of an orangutan forced to take part in a performance in Bangkok and two jaguars holding an anaconda in Brazil.

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