An incredible photo of two mice fighting over scraps of food on a London Underground platform has won a top photography prize.
The unique portrait of urban wildlife shows the split second combat before one of the mice scurries away triumphant.
The award-winning picture, called 'Station Squabble', was taken by photographer Sam Rowley who visited several Tube platforms every night for a week.
Sam says he got some curious looks from passengers while he lay in wait for the perfect shot. When he saw this, he knew his patience had paid off.
I'm 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.
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 Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award was voted for by 28,000 nature photography fans. Four 'Highly Commended' images also made it into the top five.
Aaron Gekoski's heart-wrenching image of an Orangutan being exploited for performance
Michel Zoghzhogi's picture of a mother jaguar and her cubclutching a captured anaconda
Martin Buzora's touching portrait of the connection between a conservation ranger and the baby black rhino he protects
Francis DeAndres's charming shot of a group of curious white arctic reindeer