Oh What A Picture!

This week's BBC Countryfile programme featured an interesting story about farmer & amateur photographer Ed Frear, who produced this stunning and slightly surreal image of Barn Owls taken on his Cambridgeshire farm.

The picture was selected by comedienne Jo Brand as one of the images for the Countryfile 2008 Calendar, which has been produced in aid of Children In Need appeal. Ed bought his digital camera two years ago, although little did he know it would lead to a passion for wildlife photography. By converting a shabby chicken coop into a bird hide and waiting patiently on his stomach in the mud for hours on end, he eventually managed to capture the amazing photograph of the three barn owl chicks sitting in the window of one of his old barns.

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