Squabbling mice top 'people's poll' award for wildlife photography

Rory Sullivan
'Station squabble' by Sam Rowley, which shows mice inside a London Underground station: PA

A picture of two mice fighting over some crumbs on an empty Tube platform has won a prestigious ‘people’s poll’ award for wildlife photography.

Sam Rowley took the image one night on a London Underground platform, after seeing a pair of black mice squabbling over some food that had been dropped by a commuter.

Their scrap lasted roughly a second.

This photograph won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice Award, receiving 28,000 votes from the public.

The award recognises pictures that entered but did not win last year’s internationally renowned Wildlife Photograph of the Year.

Rowley’s “Station Squabble” will be displayed, along with the other 24 shortlisted photographs, in the Natural History Museum until 31 May.