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Suffolk photographer's stunning goose image scoops top prize at British Wildlife Photography Awards

The greylag goose that won Lee Acaster £5,000. Photo: Lee Acaster

A photographer from Suffolk has won a British Wildlife Photography Award.

The greylag goose flew into frame when Lee Acaster from Wortham near Diss was shooting the London skyline.

The spectacular shot beat thousands of entries to win the urban wildlife category prize and the overall winning image, landing Lee a cool £5,000.

He's called the picture 'The Tourist', so perhaps the Goose was looking for the London Eye, although these geese actually reside in the UK - so maybe he was just heading to work.

"It was a real privilege to have such a close encounter with a wild bird in the very heart of London.

I vividly remember the excitement I felt as she patiently waited for me to get the shot, and I knew immediately this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I’m just grateful that she didn't lose interest as quickly as my children do when I’m taking photographs of them”.

– Lee Acaster