Short-toed Snake Eagle by Steve Copsey
The perils of raptor migration are illustrated in this week's winning capture by Steve Copsey, which shows a Short-toed Snake Eagle running the gauntlet of angry local Yellow-legged Gulls as it arrives in Gibraltar, following an arduous sea crossing from Africa.
This is a nicely exposed image, retaining the detail in the plumage of all the birds despite being taken against a partly cloudy sky, while the sharpness of all nine is very good.
Congratulations to Steve on his winning shot taken at 360mm setting of a 100-400mm zoom lens, at 1/1000 th second at f6.3 on ISO160.
Other notable images
Lesser Kestrel, Montsonis, Spain (Colin Bradshaw).
Arctic Tern, Fyn, Denmark (Helge Sorensen).
Harpy Eagle, Rewa Village, North Rupununi, Guyana (Leon Moore).
Nene, Hawaii, United States (Phil Edmonds).