The Natural World Highly commended

‘Little Owl conditioning it's feathers in the rain’ by Phil Winter

Little owls are often considered to be one of the most characterful birds in the UK. A good use of shutter speed has reduced the rains to clearly visible streaks through the image and the behaviour captured isn't seen often seen, with the owl stretching it's wings out to condition them in the wet weather.

Richard Peters - Nikon UK Wildlife Ambassador

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