Rodents are a common & slightly unwelcome sight on the underground. Photographer Sam Rowley has managed to capture what looks like a fistfight between two mice on the underground. The photos have been put forward for the wildlife photographer of the year award. A fistfight is a very common scene in public places and underground stations. We have seen people brawling but not mice. This is what happened at London underground station, and the mice brawl is caught in the camera. The photograph is titled “Station Squabble.” The squabbling mice were found by photographer Sam Rowley, and now this photo has been shortlisted for Wildlife Photography of the Year 2019.
Let’s take a look at some famous wildlife photos which stormed the internet in the past.
The Moment: Photographer Yongqing Bao from China, took this photo of Himalayan Marmot & the Tibetan fox.
Technical Details: Canon EOS-1D X + 800mm f5.6 lens; 1/2500 sec at f5.6 (+0.67 e/v); ISO 640; Manfrotto carbon-fibre tripod + 509HD head
The Rat Pack: Rats on the street of New York City. Photographer Charlie Hamilton James won the award in Urban Wildlife category for this image. Charlie Hamilton James took this photo by operating his camera remotely, and the photograph is lit with the blend of street lights.
Technical Details: Sony α7R III + 16–35mm f4 lens at 24mm; 1/20 sec at f11; ISO 4000; Sony flash; PocketWizard trigger
The Huddle: 5000+ male penguins gather together to huddle against the wind. Stefan Christman took this photo at Antarctica’s Atka Bay. The temperature at that place was -40C with chilly winds. Penguins survive the antarctic winter by co-ordinating together in the huddle. It gives every penguin a chance to warm up, and no one is left behind.
Technical Details: Nikon D810 + 45mm f2.8 tilt-shift lens; 1/60 sec at f11; ISO 800; Gitzo 5562LTS tripod + Novoflex CB5II ballhead
The Garden of Eels: This colony of garden eels was one of the biggest which underwater photographer David Doubilet had ever seen. These marine creatures are very shy, and will get vanished as soon as they sense anything unfamiliar in their territory. David had placed the camera very carefully and took the photo remotely with a 12meter extension cord.
Technical details : Nikon D3 + 17–35mm f2.8 lens at 19mm; 1/40 sec at f14; ISO 400; Seacam housing; aluminium plate + ballhead; remote trigger; Sea & Sea YS250 strobes (at half power)
Snow-Plateau Nomads: A small group of Chiru Antelopes are heading towards the warm part of Kumukuli Desert. These Antelopes are specialist at High Altitude areas and they are found in the region of Qinghai–Tibet Plateau. Photographer Shangzhen Fan from China was observing them from years and at one point he found the contrast of Snow, Sand, Antelopes and their footprints.
Technical Details : Nikon D5 + 600mm f4 lens; 1/1250 sec at f6.3 (+0.3 e/v); ISO 125; Gitzo GT5532S 6X tripod
The Equal Match: The big cat is attacking guanaco. Photographer Ingo Arndt has to face the prey and puma to click this picture. Ingo monitored the movement of Puma and Guanaco and kept the watch by binoculars. The light of the picture was perfect in the hilly area and finally took this fantastic shot, but the puma hunt went unsuccessful as the prey ran away.
Technical Details: Canon EOS-1DX Mark II + 600mm f4 lens; 1/3000 sec at f4; ISO 1000; Gitzo tripod