Pink-footed Geese by Sam Northwood
In an excellent week for uploads, it is Sam Northwood's evocative image of Pink-footed Geese on a cold winter's morning that takes the accolades.
Regular visitors to our gallery will know that Sam often experiments with colour and light to produce striking and memorable images, and this wonderful shot is arguably his best so far. The wonderful oranges and yellows immediately make the image stand out, with the silhouetted geese squabbling and their breath condensing to create 'clouds' of steam in the crisp January air. Well done, Sam – a real cracker!
Other notable images
Red Kite, Wiltshire (Geoff Snowball).
Blackcap, Madeira, Portugal (Lukasz Pulawski).
Northern Goshawk, Jupille-sur-Ourthe, Belgium (Marc Fasol).
Volcano Junco, Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica (Paul Wilson).