Station Squabble, taken by Sam Rowley, was voted the very best image from a 25-picture shortlist chosen from 48,000 images sent to the Wildlife Professional Photographer of the Year: Lumix People’s Option award.
The Londoner, who invested 5 nights lying on a Tube platform to capture the low-angle shot, stated: “I hope it shows people the unexpected drama found in the most familiar of city environments.”
The 25 images shortlisted for the reward, which is chosen by the public, will be displayed at the Nature Museum in South Kensington up until May 31.
Other extremely commended images consist of Matching Attires, by Michel Zoghzoghi, showing a jaguar mom and her cub dragging a likewise patterned anaconda across the photographer’s course in the Pantanal in Brazil.
The Surrogate Mother The Surrogate Mom, by Martin Buzora, shows a ranger in a park in Kenya looking after an orphaned black rhino.
The infant rhinos are looked after at the sanctuary either since of poachers or because their moms are blind and can not take care of them in the wild.
Area The Reindeer, by Francis De Andres, shows white Arctic reindeer practically concealed against a snowy background in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
Losing The Fight
Losing The Battle, by Aaron Gekoski, catches an orangutan dressed in boxing clothes at Safari World in Bangkok.
The programs in the Thai capital were temporarily dropped in 2004 due to worldwide pressure, however today they continue, with hundreds of people paying to view the animals box, dance, play the drums, the Nature Museum said.
Museum director Sir Michael Dixon said of the winning image: “Sam’s image provides a fascinating glance into how wildlife functions in a human-dominated environment. The mice’s behaviour is shaped by our everyday routine, the transportation we utilize and the food we dispose of.
‘This image reminds us that, while we may roam past it every day, humans are naturally linked with the nature that is on our doorstep.”
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