Photo of the Week: 11-17 September 2023


Goosander by Edmund Fellowes



A beautifully intimate moment has been captured by Edmund Fellowes in this image of a female Goosander. As the chaos of raging water envelops the bird, the eye-to-eye contact between subject and photographer has been caught with aplomb. Not only is this a very striking image for its overall impact, but it is well exposed and brilliantly sharp, with every water droplet and bubble frozen still. Congratulations to Edmund on this worthy POTW winner!


Other notable images


Kentucky Warbler, Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve, United States (Evelyne Coronado-Guillaumet).

Common Starling, South Gare, Cleveland (Dale Hanson).

Aquatic Warbler, Upper Beeding, West Sussex (Mark Leitch).

Hoopoe, Skokholm, Pembrokeshire (Richard Brown / Skokholm Warden).

Solitary Sandpiper, Rue des Bergers NR, Guernsey (Dave Carré).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Davidstow Airfield, Cornwall (David Lamb).

Lesser Yellowlegs, Rosscarbery, Cork (Richard Mills).

Eurasian Dotterel, St Agnes Head, Cornwall (Nick Watmough).

Red Knot, Ruddons Point, Fife (Douglas Dickson).

Ptarmigan, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland (Dave Jackson).

Brown Booby, South Gare, Cleveland (Glyn Sellors).

Razorbill, Filey, North Yorkshire (Darren Chapman).

Great Crested Grebe, Grays, Essex (Adrian Webb).

Written by: BirdGuides