This was a picture I took at a birds of prey centre. It’s difficult to do so the bird handler placed the owl on a post and then stood directly behind me with food in his glove. When he called, the Owl would fly to the food but this also meant me ducking at the last minute otherwise the bird would fly directly into my head. I do remember the rush of wind on my face as the Owl landed on the handlers hand. Amazing experience.

(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS)