THE RAT PACK
CHARLIE HAMILTON JAMES, UK Winner,UrbanWildlife
On Pearl Street, Lower Manhattan, brown rats scamper between their home under a tree grille and a pile of food-filled garbage bags. Their ancestors hailed from the Asian steppes, travelling with traders to Europe and later crossing the Atlantic. The colonists have adapted well to city life and numbers are rising fast, with attempts to control them largely ineffective. Lighting his shot to blend with the glow of the streetlights, and operating his kit remotely, Charlie captured this intimate street-level view.