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Fox Licking a Window
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A fox licking a wet window
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MANDATORY CREDIT: The Mammal Society/Rex Features Mandatory Credit: Photo by The Mammal Society / Rex Features (2157343b) 2nd place - Julie Milne - Licking Fox, **MANDATORY CREDIT Magic Mammal Moments: Mammal Society Photographic Competition A leaping rat, a window-licking fox and scrapping stoats have all featured as finalists of The Mammal Society Mammal Photographer of the Year competition. Capturing 'extraordinary' behaviour of Britain's mammals was just one of the criteria the judges were looking for when examining entries of the contest. The remit was to capture images that tell a story, show rare behaviour, highlight mammals in a fragile environment, or make the ordinary extraordinary. The aim was to bring mammals into public focus, raise awareness of the issues they face, and encourage us to appreciate the species that are often overlooked but essential to the health of our habitats. First placed was Roy Rimmer, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, who used technical excellence to freeze the motion of a jumping brown rat. Wildlife photographer and competition judge Kate MacRae said: "This image quite literally 'leapt' out at me when I first saw it. Often misunderstood and unfairly depicted, I loved the unique energy in this capture." Julie Milne, from South East England, won second place with an image of a fox licking a window. The Mammal Society's chief executive Marina Pacheco commented: "Foxes have hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. However, this image helps to challenge misconceptions and shows an engaging side to the distant cousin of man's best friend." Third prize winner was Gary Cox, with a photo of a wood mouse with a blackberry, which judges said showed a common mammal, often overlooked and under-appreciated, in an extraordinary way. The under-18 category attracted some fantastic winning entries. Alex Berryman of Fleet, Hampshire, turned ... For more information visit http://www.rexfeatures.com/stacklink/COBVUQFHW
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