Countryfile Advent Calendar 2021

Count down the days until Christmas with our favourite Photos of the Day from our social channels throughout 2021.

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We're constantly delighted with the pictures you enter into our Photo of the Day (#BBCCountryfileMagPOTD) competition on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. So this December, we've created an advent calendar of our favourite snaps - one for each day leading up until Christmas Day.

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Every day, we choose one of your fantastic photos – either emailed to us, or tagged via social media – and post it on our social channels to our online community of photographers, wildlife fans and nature lovers. You don't have to be a professional photographer or have a fancy camera – simply having an eye for a great shot is enough to make your picture our photo of the day. In fact, some of the best photos have been taken on smartphones.

So here it is – the Christmas countdown is underway!


Countryfile Magazine Photo of the Day Advent Calendar 2021

Merry Christmas!

25 December:

Fox in snowy garden. Rachel Wilkinson, February.
Fox in snowy garden. Rachel Wilkinson, February.

24 December:

Looking up from Pewsey in Wiltshire. Marcus Rosier, April.
Looking up from Pewsey in Wiltshire. Marcus Rosier, April.

23 December:

Silsden in the snow. Paul Lilwall, February.
Silsden in the snow. Paul Lilwall, February.

22 December:

22 • 5 Mar Bronte Falls
Just above the Brontë Falls, Haworth. Michael Catley, March.

21 December:

21 • 31 Jan Deer
Deer at Broadway Tower, Winchcombe. Izzy Dean, January.

20 December:

Slaley Forest, Northumberland. Kelly Wanless, February
Slaley Forest, Northumberland. Kelly Wanless, February

19 December:

Mam Tor, Derbyshire. Roger Gough, March.
Mam Tor, Derbyshire. Roger Gough, March.

18 December:

Bearded tit at the RSPB Reserve, Radpole. Verity Hill, March.
Bearded tit at the RSPB Reserve, Radpole. Verity Hill, March.

17 December:

‘Flower fairies’, Cheshire. Fiona Quarterman, October.
‘Flower fairies’, Cheshire. Fiona Quarterman, October.

16 December:

Beautiful heron taken at Stobsmuir ponds, Dundee. Andy Hutton, May.
Beautiful heron taken at Stobsmuir ponds, Dundee. Andy Hutton, May.

15 December:

A stunning overhead shot of Perthshire foliage, this is Garry Bridge looking towards Killiecrankie. Gary Chittick, November.
A stunning overhead shot of Perthshire foliage, this is Garry Bridge looking towards Killiecrankie. Gary Chittick, November.

14 December:

Juvenile starlings being fed in Crawcrook, Gateshead. Iain Meek, June.
Juvenile starlings being fed in Crawcrook, Gateshead. Iain Meek, June.

13 December:

Extremely cute harvest mice. @daves_spherical_photography, November.
Extremely cute harvest mice. @daves_spherical_photography, November.

12 December:

Mandarin Duck taken in a park near Colne, Lancashire. John Clough, March.
Mandarin Duck taken in a park near Colne, Lancashire. John Clough, March.

11 December:

Peekaboo! Fallow deer in the New Forest. Rob Gillis, June.
Peekaboo! Fallow deer in the New Forest. Rob Gillis, June.

10 December:

10 • 12 Apr Great tit
'Time to nest' in Hamstead Marshall, Berkshire. Geoff Watts, April.

9 December:

Honister Pass in the Lake District. Geeth Malinda, May.
Honister Pass in the Lake District. Geeth Malinda, May.

8 December:

8 • 11 May Small garden visitor
Small garden visitor. Simon Woodley, May.

7 December:

Cloud-bombed by ducks in Buckinghamshire. Sarah Walker, September.
Cloud-bombed by ducks in Buckinghamshire. Sarah Walker, September.

6 December:

6 • 4 July swallow chicks
Hungry chicks. Adam O’Connor, July.

5 December:

5 December: Surprised little rat, in Barnwell Country Park, Oundle. David McDade, September.
5 December: Surprised little rat, in Barnwell Country Park, Oundle. David McDade, September.

4 December:

Sunrise over Etching Point with golden sky and promontory
Advent day 4: What a joy to relive this beautiful sunrise from Etching Hill in Staffordshire. Lee Chapman, March. #BBCCountryfileMagPOTD #advent

3 December:

A striking damselfly, taken at Fingringhoe Wick in Essex. Matthew J Thomas, June.
A striking damselfly, taken at Fingringhoe Wick in Essex. Matthew J Thomas, June.

2 December:

This kingfisher, in Marston Marshes, marked 20 years of photography for @dunkish79, October. #BBCCountryfileMagPOTD
This kingfisher, in Marston Marshes, marked 20 years of photography for @dunkish79, October.

1 December:

A family silhouetted by a pink and orange sky stand on the shoreline with dog playing in the water
1 December: A sunset family stroll at Newbiggin-by-the-sea. Gareth Maddison, 30 January.
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