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Image of two mice tussling wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year


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Image of two mice tussling wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Environment 12 February 2020 By Gege Li Sam RowleyThe dim light of the London Underground illuminates these two mice tussling over a morsel of food in this year’s winning entry for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Aptly named “Station Squabble” photographer Sam Rowley was rewarded with this fleeting sight after patiently lying in…

Image of two mice tussling wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year


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12 February 2020

By Gege Li

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Sam Rowley

The dim light of the London Underground illuminates these two mice tussling over a morsel of food in this year’s winning entry for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Aptly named “Station Squabble” photographer Sam Rowley was rewarded with this fleeting sight after patiently lying in wait on the platform, where mice can often be seen scurrying about in search for delicacies dropped by the millions of commuters that use the underground each day.

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Almost 10,000 kilometres away in Bangkok, Thailand, this entry by Aaron Gekoski shows an orangutan in a rare moment of quiet, before it is forced to take to the stage again in front of a paying audience. Safari World continues to put on shows of orangutans boxing, dancing and playing the drums twice a day, despite international calls for it to stop.

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Aaron Gekoski

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Curious black eyes poking out from the snow greeted photographer Francis De Andres in Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic ocean. The extreme weather doesn’t seem to faze the arctic reindeer here much, who are well adapted to the freezing temperatures that can reach -20°C in some areas.

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“Matching outfits” is Michel Zoghzoghi’s reference to the harmonious patterns of predator and prey, as a jaguar and her cub take down an anaconda in Pantanal, Brazil. Zoghzoghi captured the sight after the jaguars intercepted the path of his boat on the Três Irmãos river.

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Martin Buzora

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a showcase of the world’s best nature photography, is on at the Natural History Museum in London until 31 May.

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