Oscar writes: while I was in Iceland on holiday in October I was very keen to see and photograph Ptarmigan, having never seen them before, and had been told you could find them all the way down to sea level. I hadn’t had any luck until one day when I spotted one flying from my hotel room. I grabbed my camera and headed out to find it; before long I saw it sheltering from the win on the ground floor balcony of one of the hotel’s private villas! I kept getting closer and closer, and as it showed no interest in me at all, put my wide angle on. This was taken no more than two metres from it! After, I retreated slowly, leaving it still standing there.