Amateur photographer’s image to be seen across the country after winning national award

Michael Baker's winning photograph. Photo: Michael Baker.

Michael Baker's winning photograph. Photo: Michael Baker. - Credit: Archant

A picture taken by a budding Lowestoft photographer will appear in households across the country after being selected for inclusion in a national calender.

Michael Baker's image depicting a snow white owl gazing into a camera mid-flight will be featured in the wilko Wild Bird Calender 2019.

He was one of 12 winners who will see their photography featured in the calender and he also received a £100 wilko voucher.

Mr Baker said: 'I am a keen amateur wildlife photographer and I really enjoy taking pictures of wild owls.

'What I love about this image is that the owl was looking directly at me, I thought it would be a great addition to the calender.'

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Neil Fairhurst, pets buyer at wilko, was part of the panel who selected the photographs to be included in the calender.

He said: 'It was a tough decision as there could only ever be 12 winners, but we were extremely impressed by Michael's photo.'

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