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Photo of mice fighting over food crumb wins international prize

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"Station Squabble:" A photo of mice squabbling on a London subway platform wins prestigious photography award from London's National History Museum (Photo: Sam Rowley via CNN Newsource)

A picture really is worth a thousand words!

At least that's the case with a photo taken by photographer Sam Rowley which shows two mice fighting over crumbs of food on the floor of a subway platform.

Rowley's photo, which is titled "Station Squabble," won the prestigious Lumix People's Choice Award from London's Natural History Museum.

He says he got strange looks from passersby while lying on the floor of the platform while trying to grab this award-winning photo.

"Sam discovered the best way to photograph the mice inhabiting London’s Underground was to lie on the platform and wait. He only saw them fight over scraps of food dropped by passengers a few times, possibly because it is so abundant. This fight lasted a split second, before one grabbed a crumb and they went their separate ways," states a caption on the museum's website.

As you can tell by the name of the award, the public voted on who should win. Rowley's was one of 48,000 images that were submitted for the honor.

To see more of the images submitted for the Lumix People's Choice Award, click here.

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