Angry? The photographer captures two mice fighting on a Tube platform to become the Wildlife Photographer of the Year of the Natural History Museum
From mice with a small struggle on a Tube platform to an orangutan resting on the ring, these are the highlights of the Natural Photographer Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Raging rodents on the London Underground won the annual competition, while ‘Row Squabble’ by Sam Rowley spewed food scraps for a split second.
It came out after 48,000 animal photos had been submitted for the competition this year, with only 25 the final shortlist of acclaimed images.
The jury committee said: ‘Sam discovered that the best way to photograph the mice in London Underground was on the platform and waited.
“He only saw them fighting for pieces of food that the passengers dropped a few times, possibly because it is so abundant. This fight lasted a fraction of a second before someone grabbed a crumb and they went their own way. “
Another mention entitled “Losing the Fight” was one of the most praised, because Aaron Gekowksi showed an orangutan in boxing attire at Safari World in Bangkok.
Other stunning images show snow-white Arctic reindeer camouflaged against the snow and a jaguar wearing an anaconda with her cub.
Depicted: ‘Squabble Station’ by Sam Rowley in which mice fight in a London Underground station and was awarded the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition after the photographer was waiting on the platform floor for rodents to catch
Depicted: ‘Losing the Fight’ by Aaron Gekoski with an orangutan dressed in boxing clothing next to a ring in Safari World, Bangkok. The competition panel said: ‘Orangutans have been used for decades in humiliating performances in Safari World, Bangkok – and in many other locations. 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. “
Pictured: ‘Matching Outfits’ by Michel Zoghzoghi, who imprisoned the jaguar and her cub with anaconda in Pantanal, Brazil. The organizers of the competition said about the shot: ‘Michel was photographing jaguars in Pantanal, Brazil. One afternoon, while he was on the Tres Irmaos River, a mother and her cub crossed right in front of his boat. He watched with fascination as they left the water with an anaconda with a very similar pattern to theirs. “
Pictured: ‘The Surrogate Mother’ by Martin Buzora, in which ranger Elias Mugambi with an orphan black rhino named Kitui can be seen in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. The jury committee said: “Elias Mugambi is a ranger at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. He often spends weeks away from his family to care for orphan black rhinos like Kitui here. The young rhinos are in the reserve because of poaching or because their mothers are blind and cannot take care of them safely in the wild. “
Pictured: ‘Spot the Reindeer’ by Francis De Andres, which shows white arctic reindeer on the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard. The circumstances for photographing on the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard are extreme, but nature has adapted to the environment and the freezing temperatures. Francis found this composition of white arctic reindeer, who observed him, both curious and charming