European Honey Buzzard by Marc Fasol
A striking and unusual shot of a male European Honey Buzzard raiding a wasps nest by Marc Fasol is my top choice this week. This is probably a common occurrence in the life of all European Honey Buzzards, but it's not one that I've seen a photo of before.
It looks like it was quite a tricky exposure with dappled lighting falling on to the bird, but Marc has managed it very well, retaining lots of detail in all areas and even managed to capture a few of the irritated wasps landing on the honey buzzard's head; presumably they don't feel the stings!
Congratulations to Marc, who took his winning image using a 200-400 mm zoom at the 400 mm setting and shot at 1/800 th second at f7.1 on ISO 1,000.
Other notable images
Alpine Chough, Picos de Europa, Spain (Chris Griffin).
Eurasian Stone-curlew, Lanzarote, Spain (Leonard Poxon).
Red-necked Grebe, Bialystok, Poland (Kit Day).