OS Wallpaper: March 2019

Eel traps on the River Test by Kevin Browne

Not all landscape photos need to be of dramatic views. This simple shot of eel traps at Longstock on the River Test in Hampshire by Kevin Browne creates a wonderful tranquil desktop and mobile background image.

European freshwater eels make a complex migration between river and sea, breeding in the Sargasso Sea, North Atlantic, but living most of their adult life in fresh water rivers thousands of miles away. Eel traps were used to capture them as an abundant source of cheap food, and many still remain in rivers across Britain. The numbers of eels in British rivers are much diminished, so most eel traps are disused.

Kevin Browne is landscape photographer who also dabbles in interesting macro photography. You can see more of his work on his Instagram feed or on his website at kevinbrownephotography.com, where you can also purchase his photos as prints.


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If you have an amazing landscape photo you would like to see featured as a free wallpaper download please send them in - you see the full submission guidelines here. With the recent snowfall across much of the country there are plenty of opportunities for dramatic shots, but please be careful as it can also make for potentially difficult conditions.

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Or see the GetOutside Local Info page for Longstock to find more information, discover local walking routes and more.

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