Remarkable image of two mice brawling wins wildlife photography award

A remarkable image of two mice brawling over leftover crumbs on an empty London Underground platform won the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice award, beating 48,000 other images. 

The winning entry, called Station squabble, was taken by Bristol-based photographer Sam Rowley who visited multiple platforms every night over the course of a week to try and get the ‘perfect shot’.

In the image two mice can be seen having a fight over a few leftover crumbs, an encounter that lasted a split-second before one of the scurried away in triumph, according to Rowley. 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is organised by the Natural History Museum, with all of the winning images, including ‘Station squabble’, on display until the end of May. 

Staff from the museum created a shortlist of 25 images from the initial 48,000 and the public voted on the overall winner. 

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