Photo of children watching cheeky squirrel wins Journal’s Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 17:14 22 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:14 22 June 2017

Lee Palmer's photo of his children watching a squirrel at Center Parcs.

Lee Palmer's photo of his children watching a squirrel at Center Parcs.


When a cheeky squirrel wandered up to Lee Palmer’s window during a holiday at Center Parcs, he couldn’t resist popping outside to take a photograph.

And the shot, with his children in the background, has been chosen as this week’s Picture of the Week.

The 33-year-old from Great Yarmouth, took this photo on an Olympus camera at Elveden during his wedding anniversary celebrations.

He said: “The photo was planned after seeing my youngest stare out of the doors at a squirrel, I saw him turn around with the biggest grin on his face, and it made me want to try and capture the inquisition to a new animal he hadn’t seen before.

“The Olympus has a remote smartphone app, which allows me to see what my camera is seeing from a distance and snap a photo so I set my camera up outside and put down some food and waited, it only took 10 to 15 minutes to capture the photo once set-up.”

As our winner, Mr Palmer receives a 10in x 8in framed version of his photo from Picture Studios, of London Road North, in Lowestoft town centre. Entries can be of any subject but they must be digital images.

To enter our competition, email your pictures to

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