Water vole image pick of the crop in Countryfile photography competition
The picture, taken by Dean Mason and titled Berry Brunch, was crowned the champion during Sunday evening's episode of the popular BBC One programme.
It will now take pride of place on the front cover of Countryfile's 2017 calendar, in aid of BBC Children in Need. Berry Brunch will also be the calendar image for October.
The theme for this year's competition was From Dawn Till Dusk.
The show's panel of judges - John Craven, Deborah Meaden and cameraman Simon King - handpicked 12 photos from 21,000 entries which featured an array of rural landscapes and wildlife in the British countryside.... read more
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