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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pictures of the day: 21 December 2010

Pictures of the day: 21 December 2010

This is the dramatic moment a barn owl swooped down and snatched a field mouse searching for food in the snow. Wildlife photographer Mark Hancox waited for five hours in -10C temperatures in a field near Oswestry, Shropshire, to capture the shot on Saturday. He said: "I knew this field was a place where barn owls often hunted in winter so set up camp at the edge of the land facing a steep bank. The bank was covered in snow so I didn't get much time to see the owls before they swooped down. I was wearing six or seven layers on and it was absolutely bitterly cold, but I was determined to get the shot." Picture: Mark Hancox / SWNS.COM

1 comment:

CherryPie said...

Perfect photo :-)