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Wildlife | Photographer Of The Year | Lumix people’s choice winner

Sam Rowley’s Station Squabble, featuring a pair of mice fighting over a scrap of food at a London tube station (Feature image), has been crowned winner of the wildlife photographer of the year: Lumix people’s choice award.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest running and most prestigious photographic event of its kind in the world.

A panel of international experts selected the awarded images from almost 50,000 entries by the world's best photographers.

Experience nature up close.

The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species, exhibited on 100 stunning lightbox displays.

Go deeper and discover the surprising - and often challenging - stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.

On Exhibition until 31.05.2020
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD


Highly commended: Matching Outfits by Michel Zoghzoghi, Lebanon

Zoghzoghi was in the Pantanal, Brazil, photographing jaguars.

One afternoon, as he was on the Três Irmãos River, a mother and her cub crossed in front of his boat.

He watched mesmerised as they left the water holding an anaconda with a very similar pattern to their own.

Highly commended: The Surrogate Mother by Martin Buzora, Canada

Elias Mugambi is a ranger at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya.

He often spends weeks away from his family caring for orphaned black rhinos, such as Kitui (pictured).

The young rhinos are in the sanctuary as a result of poaching or because their mothers are blind and cannot care for them safely in the wild.

Highly commended: Losing the Fight by Aaron Gekoski, UK

Orangutans have been used in degrading performances at Safari World in Bangkok – and many other locations – for decades.

The shows were stopped temporarily in 2004 after international pressure.

However the shows have since resumed – twice a day, every day – with hundreds of people paying to watch the orangutans box, dance, play the drums and more.

Highly commended: Spot the Reindeer by Francis De Andrés, Spain

The conditions for photographing in Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago, are extreme but wildlife has adapted to the environment and its freezing temperatures.

De Andrés found this composition of white arctic reindeer, which were observing him, curious and charming.


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