A SNAPPING postman has scooped a Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for his shot of a Bexley swan in Foots Cray Meadows.

He was given the award by Kent Wildlife Trust for his photograph of a young swan.

Jason Steel, 41 of Watling Street, Bexleyheath, ran out of his home one morning last winter to take pictures of the foggy landscape.

He said: “It was really quiet, eerie and there was no wind.

“The swan swum up to me and as it drunk the water I snapped it.

“It’s one of those photos which you just know will be great.”

The father of two said: “It’s just hugely rewarding to win and I’m so grateful to be able to go out and see these things.

“I love wildlife and I love photography so to see these things is something I really enjoy.”