Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55: LUMIX People's Choice Award winner announced
Of a shortlist of 25 images chosen from the 48,000 entered into the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Station Squabble was selected by the public as the winner of this year's LUMIX People's Choice Award.
Sam says, 'I am so pleased to win this award. It's been a lifetime dream to succeed in this competition in this way, with such a relatable photo taken in such an everyday environment in my hometown. I hope it shows people the unexpected drama found in the most familiar of urban environments.'
Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Museum, says, 'Sam's image provides a fascinating glimpse into how wildlife functions in a human-dominated environment. The mice's behaviour is sculpted by our daily routine, the transport we use and the food we discard.
'This image reminds us that while we may wander past it every day, humans are inherently intertwined with the nature that is on our doorstep. I hope it inspires people to think about and value this relationship more.'
The top five
Four highly commended images also won over the nature photography enthusiasts who voted in this year's LUMIX People's Choice award:
- Losing the Fight by Aaron Gekoski
- Matching Outfits by Michel Zoghzoghi
- The Surrogate Mother by Martin Buzora
- Spot the Reindeer by Francis De Andrés
See the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Museum in South Kensington, open until 31 May 2020.
Wildlife photographer Sam Rowley grabbed a split-second chance when two mice jumped at each other and began to fight over tiny crumbs.
He told us what it took to capture his award-winning image.