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Roy Rimmer, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, won the Mammal Society Mammal Photographer of the Year competition by freezing 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.

Picture: Roy Rimmer/The Mammal Society / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 21 February 2013 - Telegraph)

Roy Rimmer, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, won the Mammal Society Mammal Photographer of the Year competition by freezing 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.

Picture: Roy Rimmer/The Mammal Society / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 21 February 2013 - Telegraph)