The mice encounter, Photos News & Top Stories

  • The mice encounter, Photos News & Top Stories

The mice encounter, Photos News & Top Stories

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by London's Natural History Museum. Judges from Britain's Natural History Museum narrowed the results down to a final 25.

I'm obviously just taking photos of the mice, you know, as you do.' And he's like 'Ah, sorry mate, I thought you'd had a heart attack, ' " Rowley says.

Now in its 55th year, it's the largest wildlife photography competition in the world. The interaction lasted for only a second as one of the mice ran away after winning the crumbs, the museum said.

There were four other runners-up and were placed in the "Highly Commended" category.

Entitled "Losing the Fight", the photograph provides a glimpse into the decades-long use of endangered orangutans in degrading performances, such as in Safari World in Bangkok, Thailand.

He said with so many people across the world living in urban areas, he's telling the story of how people relate to wildlife.

"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". White arctic reindeer dot the frigid landscape of Svalbard, in the Norwegian archipelago.

Another notable entry, Matching Outfits, shows a stunning freeze frame of a female jaguar and her cub with a meal of anaconda suspended between them, a la Lady and the Tramp.

"Michel was in the Pantanal, Brazil photographing jaguars".

The winning image will be displayed in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the museum until it closes on May 31, 2020.

Also highlighted is Martin Buzora's The Surrogate Mother, which captures a tender moment between an orphaned black rhinoceros named Kitui and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy ranger Elias Mugambi. "The young rhinos are in the sanctuary as a result of poaching or because their mothers are blind and can not care for them safely in the wild".

The overall winners of the 2019 contest were announced late past year with the top prize awarded to native Tibetan photographer Yongqing Bao for an impeccably timed shot preciously balancing whimsy and terror, which captures a Tibetan fox coming face to face with a marmot on the rarely photographed Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China.