Swallow by Edmund Fellowes
Photographing hirundines in flight can be a real nightmare at the best of times. Their movements are fast and erratic, playing havoc with the camera's autofocus and proving extremely difficult for a photographer to keep locked on to.
So, to see a head-on capture like this from Edmund Fellowes saw us let out a collective gasp of admiration at BirdGuides. Edmund will have known where the adults' nest was and positioned himself in anticipation of executing 'the' shot as they came in to feed their young, but to actually nail it nonetheless requires skill, determination and perseverence.
This is a truly memorable image; our congratulations go to Edmund!
Other notable images
Indian Paradise Flycatcher, Hingolgadh, Gujarat, India (Manish Panchal).