|"Ermine Stoat" by Jonathon Hicks|
It is time to share our first photo of the month for 2017. We choose our favourites from the ones we see shared over the internet, or sent in to us via email. The main places we look are flickr and instagram, so if you post your pics in one of these places, there is a good chance one of us will see it... but if you have a photograph you are particularly pleased with... why not email it in to us!
We have decided to share photographs that have been uploaded within the month in question, but will always show a preference to those taken that month too... it is nice to keep it seasonal... especially since the 12 chosen images make up our coffee shop gallery for the following year. The overall winner, chosen from the 12 by a professional photographer, then wins a photographic day here at the Centre.
So on to January 2017! Lots of seasonal pics on view, otters on ice, animals in the snow but we have picked this lovely shot of Susie the stoat, having turned ermine for the winter, taken by Jonathon Hicks. A nice closeup, which shows the full white coat and black tip to the tail in the background.
As always, click on the link in the photographers name to see more of their work. Below are some other pictures that caught our eye this past month.
A black and white otter on ice by Zena.
|"Otter on Ice" by Gary K Mann|
Gary has some great otter on ice pictures on his flickr stream, but we particularly liked this one... just how we feel on some of the colder mornings.
|"What is this white stuff?" by Natasha Jefferies|
You can see we didn't have much snow, but that we did have caused some great reactions form the animals.
|"Eagle Owl" by Daniel Hannington|
And an older picture, but a great one. Ethel flying straight towards the camera during our owl display. Great eye contact!