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Swooping success for amateur photographer in weekly picture competition

PUBLISHED: 12:40 17 December 2015

A black vulture flying in front of the waterfalls at Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border. Picture: Hayley King.

A black vulture flying in front of the waterfalls at Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border. Picture: Hayley King.

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This picture of a vulture flying into shot has landed a keen amateur photographer our weekly prize for the third time.

Hayley King said it was “absolutely incredible” to win our competition and that she was “over the moon” she entered the picture after some encouragement from her brother.

“Me and my brother were on a touring holiday in November which allowed us to visit Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil,” said Miss King.

“The picture is of a black vulture flying in front of the waterfalls at Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border.

“My brother really liked the picture and said: ‘If you don’t enter it, then I will enter it for you.’

“I think it will grow on me now.”

Miss King currently lives in Cambridge and works at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

But she was born and raised in Pakefield, and regularly returns home to visit her family.

She captured the image on her Canon camera and also visited places including Rio De Janiero and Machu Picchu on her expedition.

“It was a bit of a surprise to catch the vulture in the picture but it is absolutely incredible that I have won,” she added.

“I am over the moon with the image.”

As our winner, Miss King receives a 12in x 10in framed version of her photo, worth more than £60, from Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft.

By progressing to our next six-monthly winners’ final, she is also in with a shout of winning the top prize – a 12in x 18in photo block, worth £130.

Entries can be of any subject, but they must be digital images submitted by amateur photographers.

■ Email us your pictures, along with your details and daytime phone number (and mobile number too if possible) to: lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk

Please put Picture of the Week in the subject box.

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