Fantastic shot of hunting red kite wins The Journal’s Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 09:45 06 June 2018

A red kite swoops down to pluck a fish from the water. Photo Kevin Coote.

A red kite swoops down to pluck a fish from the water. Photo Kevin Coote.


This exquisite shot capturing the moments a red kite swooped down and plucked a fish from the water has been crowned The Journal’s Picture of the Week.

The picture was taken by 56-year-old Kevin Coote from Oulton Broad using his Canon 7D MKII with Sigma 150-600 lens at the River Gwash in Rutland.

He said: “Actually seeing the red kite come down and pick a fish off the water is a rare thing to see.

“That’s the first real good quality photograph I have taken of a red kite.

“I’m over the moon to win, to have your photos recognised is always really nice.”

As our winner, Mr Coote 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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