‘The bird was complete luck’: Josh Edgoose’s best phone picture

The London-based photographer on his serendipitous avian encounter when capturing a plane and a fleeting rainbow

Photographer Josh Edgoose has always tried to capture “moments that feel a bit strange”. Until recently, photography was a hobby, and when lockdown first hit, he was limited to the area surrounding his home in Hounslow, London, for inspiration.

“We live under a flight path, so planes go by every 10 minutes or so,” Edgoose says. “This beautiful rainbow appeared and I went out hoping to capture it as one flew over. I knew I had only two or three shots before the rainbow faded. The bird was complete luck. There is even another one peeking out from behind the chimney pot.”

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