Preston photograph may grace cover of Countryfile calendar

One of the best ever. Philip Greens photograph
One of the best ever. Philip Greens photograph
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An incredible image of a mouse balancing on a dandelion stem in Penwortham is set to grace a famous wildlife calendar.

Philip Green’s photograph, which was taken at Howick Hall Farm in Preston, could even make the front cover of the 2018 BBC Countryfile calendar after he was one of 12 lucky finalists to have their image picked.

The photo, called the Dandelion King, will feature in next year’s calender for the month of June. Phillip, who is from Shevington, is a member of the Wigan Photographic Society.

This year’s theme was “Call of the Wild,” and photographers were encouraged to take snaps which would “show off the British countryside in all its natural glory.”

John Craven, chairman of the judging panel and Countryfile presenter said: “I’ve been involved with the Countryfile calendar since the very start and I have to say that this is one of the best ever.”

Which picture will feature on the front cover will be announced on October 1. Visit bbc.co.uk/countryfile for more info.