Two mice were caught on camera fighting over scraps of food on a London Underground platform.

The extraordinary photo was taken by Sam Rowley who waited patiently for the perfect shot.

This fight lasted a split second, before one grabbed a crumb and they went their separate ways.

The image, titled 'Station Squabble' made the shortlist for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year: LUMIX People's Choice Award 2019.

Fans of wildlife photography around the world can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 image entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display at the highly acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until the voting ends on 4 February 2020. The winner will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on 31 May.

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Here are the other entries on the shortlist...

In Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Clement spent time observing this beautiful leopard as she soaked up the last warm rays of the setting sun.

What a poser by Clement Mwangi Credit: Clement Mwangi - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

After a rough journey by sea to the remote Snow Hill Island off the east coast of the Antarctic Penisula, Yaz flew by helicopter and then trekked through thick snow to reach the emperor penguin colony. His efforts were rewarded with this incredible view of the whole colony.

Meeting place by Yaz Loukhal Credit: Yaz Loukhal - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wayne spotted this male humpback calf and its mother while diving off the Vava’u Island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. The calf kept a curious eye on Wayne as it twisted and turned before returning to its mother periodically to suckle. She was relaxed and motionless 20 metres (65 feet) below.

The humpback calf by Wayne Osborn Credit: Wayne Osborn - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Valeriy was on a summer expedition to the Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert when he happened upon a long-eared jerboa. As blood moves through the ears of these usually nocturnal animals, excess heat dissipates across the skin and so the jerboa is able to stay cool.

Big ears by Valeriy Maleev Credit: Valeriy Maleev - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Valeriy encountered this Pallas’s cat while it was out hunting in the Mongolian grasslands –it was -42°C(-44°F)on that frosty day, but the fairy tale scene cancelled out the cold. Pallas’s cats are no bigger than a domestic cat and they stalk small rodents, birds and occasionally insects.

Winter’s tale by Valeriy Maleev Credit: Valeriy Maleev - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

It was early March and Steve spotted this mother polar bear and her two cubs after 10 days of looking. They had recently left their birthing den in Wapusk National Park, Canada, to begin the long journey to the sea ice so their mother could feed. After a nap the cubs were in a playful mood.

Tender play by Steve Levi Credit: Steve Levi - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

When Stefan came across this penguin couple in Atka Bay, Antarctica, seemingly with an egg, he was surprised as it was too early in the season for egg-laing. Upon closer inspection he discovered the egg was a snowball! Perhaps the diligent couple were practicing egg transfer in preparation for when their real egg arrived. This is possibly the first time it has ever been witnessed and documented.

Training session by Stefan Christmann Credit: Stefan Christmann - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Over several months, Salvador watched different species of bird use the dead flower spike of the agave in Valencia, Spain as a perch before descending to a small pond to drink. A pair of common kestrels were frequent visitors though each time they came magpies would hassle them.

The unwelcome visitor by Salvador Colvée Nebot Credit: Salvador Colvée Nebot - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Michel was in the Pantanal, Brazil photographing jaguars. One afternoon, as he was on the Três IrmãosRiver, a mother and her cub crossed right in front of his boat. He watched mesmerized as they left the water holding an anaconda with a very similar pattern to their own.

Matching outfits by Michel Zoghzoghi Credit: Michel Zoghzoghi - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Marmots have become accustomed to the presence of humans in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria and allow people to observe and photograph them at close range. This behaviour is beneficial for the marmots, as human company deters predators such as golden eagles.

Family get-togetherby Michael Schober Credit: Michael Schober - Wildlfe Photographer of the Year

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 like Kitui here. 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.

The surrogate mother by Martin Buzora Credit: Martin Buzora - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

While on a bear watching trip to the Nakina River in British Columbia, Canada Marion spotted a grizzly bear and her young cub approach a tree. The mother bear started to rub against the tree trunk and was followed shortly by the cub, imitating its mother.

Mother knows best by Marion Volborn Credit: Marion Volborn - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A giant panda sits in its cage in a breeding centre in Shaanxi, China. With a growing wild population and no realistic plan of how to breed and raise pandas for re-release into the wild rather than a life in captivity –not to mention lack of habitat being the largest barrier to the continued spread of the wild population –it is unclear how such centres will benefit the species.

Captive by Marcus Westberg Credit: Marcus Westberg - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Marco was in Hortobágyi National Park, Hungary when he spotted these kestrels displaying typical courtship behaviour. Here the female has just recovered an offering of a young green lizard from her suitor and in this touching moment she tenderly took hold of his claw.

A suitable gift by Marco Valentini Credit: Marco Valentini - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Night hikes through the Ecuadorian jungle are one of Lucas’ favourite activities. With a keen interest in herpetology, he was overjoyed to spot this labiated rainfrog which are abundant in the region. It had just caught a baby tarantula and its comical expression said ‘caught in the act!’

Bon appétit by Lucas Bustamente Credit: Lucas Bustamente - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Jake was on a boat off the coast of Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada where he watched humpback whales bubble-et feeding. Here the leader whale dives to locate the fish, once the fish are located, the rest of the pod swim in decreasing circles while blowing bubbles which create a net, trapping the fish.

Teamwork by Jake Davis Credit: Jake Davis - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

For over two years Ingo has followed the pumas of Torres del Paine National Park, in Patagonia, Chile. This female was so used to his presence that one day she fell asleep nearby. On awakening, she glanced at him in a familiar way, and he was able to capture this portrait of a completely relaxed puma.

Trustful by Ingo Ardnt Credit: Ingo Ardnt - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The conditions for photographing at the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard are extreme, but wildlife has adapted to the environment and its freezing temperatures. Francis found this composition of white arctic reindeer, which were observing him, both curious and charming.

Spot the reindeer by Francis De Andres Credit: Francis De Andres - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A school of red tooth trigger fish form a cloud of silhouettes above a river of convict blennies flowing over the coral in Verde Island Passage, Philippines. The Passage, a strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, is one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world.

A pulsing sea by David Doubilet Credit: David Doubilet - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.