Steven Waterhouse of Plympton, Devon was walking along a nature trail near his home when he spotted this tawny owl on a fence post. He grabbed his camera and clicked just as the owl levitated off the post and into the air.
This photo, along with other wildlife photos by Mr. Waterhouse, will be used by the UK's National Trust as part of an exhibition of his work.
"It was just one of those very rare moments when you capture the essence of a beautiful creature."
-- Steven Waterhouse