An owl appears to play a game of peek-a-boo with a photographer by peering out from behind a tree. The wild, long-eared owl seemed to be curious about the camera after spying it in woodland near the small village of Diessen, the Netherlands, where these photos were taken by keen amateur photographer Albert Beukhof.

The 44 year old, who also works as a landscape architect, said: "There were two owls sitting on the tree, but when I walked towards them one flew away.