Bird Photo Competition 342019 : Entry Number 42

Judges Comment

This photo of an Avocet feeding in torrential rain conveys the fact than life has to go on, whatever the weather. Unfortunately, most bird photographers are much less hardy than their subjects and head home as soon as the weather becomes in any way inclement. The harsh realities of avian life therefore tend to be relatively under-recorded. In this case, the photographer has demonstrated the value of braving the elements by capturing a highly engaging image that stands out from the crowd.