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The Photo of the Month is a year round calendar of selected nature images and stories with contributions from visitors, fellow photographers and friends.
 When it comes to nature photography, it's not only those fascinating tales of high adventure that often accompany talent and skill for a fabulous result. If a picture is truly worth more than a thousand words then a well-timed shot, or a well framed one, can say just as much about you as a photographer too! So if you'd like to showcase one of your pictures here, free for one calendar month with a short story on how you managed to come by it, then this page is for you.

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With only one place left for 2019, the PotM Calendar is now closed until the November 17th

"I love you Gillian W."

"Happy Birthday Josh!"

"Don't miss our away trip to Rhayader for red kites, buzzards and ravens on June 18th. Places are still available but going fast so follow the links and grab your chance to shoot with an award-winning professional bird photographer."

To learn more about posting news, comments and events here under a PotM agreement, see our Terms of Use page where you can submit your photo (with story) during the last two weeks of every month.



Two Hearts In Swan by Graham Snell
Lea Valley Park, Turnford
I was walking alongside one of the ponds in Lea  Valley Park at Turnford one afternoon with my Nikon D5000. I was looking...


With only one place left for 2019, the PotM Calendar is now closed until the November 17th


"Thanks to everyone for all their well-wishes, cards and presents on Ben's 10th birthday and a special thanks to gran for all her help in making it his best birthday party by far!"

"If anyone is interested in learning how to take a wildlife picture like my PotM, follow the photo-link to my site and email me."

"We've now moved into larger premises next door! Starting July 6th we're having a whopping 30% discount clearance sale on many of our products for the whole weekend!"

To learn more about posting news, comments and events here under a PotM agreement, see our Terms of Use page where you can submit your photo (with story) during the last two weeks of every month.



Well-Spotted by by Peter Flectcher
As I was walking to some local shops near the Galliards Estate, I heard a chick calling from one of the lime trees by Jubilee Parl. At first, I looked and looked...


With only one place left for 2019, the PotM Calendar is now closed until the November 17th

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November 2019
The Fisher-King by Roger Cox
Otterbourne, Winchester

If you’ve ever walked alongside a quiet slow-flowing river and were suddenly surprised by a bolt out the blue that indeed was blue, then no doubt you’ve experienced a typical sighting of a kingfisher. With hummingbird-like speed, a dashing flash of electric-blue is all many of us see of them - unless you’re fortunate enough to discover one of their perching-places, and prepared to hide-out and wait.
 To see one diving from a branch; plunging head-first to merge with a splash of water, only to surface with a fish in its bill is riveting. They need to eat 60% of their body-weight a day, a requisite that has driven them to be solitary, fiercely competitive and aggressively territorial. Hence for these colourful freshwater "gannets", prime perches equate to prize catches and where territories overlap, places in which to meet their quota of at least eight fish a day are not only eagerly sought, but all the more guarded, if not hotly contested.
 With so much of their survival (literally) stemming from a branch suitably overhanging water, disputes with neighbours can be as "playful" as a game of king-of-the-hill, or as savage as a game of thrones! Battles royal between them can even go as far as to see a rival seizing their opponent by the beak and attempting to drown them in water; with the victor emerging to that crowning moment by taking their place on the perch, as a king of fishers indeed.
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