Your pictures: Holidays
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "holidays".
Steve Stuart: "Not all achievements need to be celebrated at work. When on holiday, there are still plenty of activities to participate in to challenge yourself."
Luna Perich sent in this photograph of the castle of Xativa, Spain.
Justin McAteer: "A bit of stereotypical seaside fun with my son."
This surfer was photographed by Michele Buttons on the beach at San Diego, California.
Steve Thomson: "This was taken as we tried the surf on a less than sunny day in Polzeath in Cornwall."
Becky Ashworth was in Whitby to take this shot.
Vivek Sunder: "The Magic Lantern, a lantern on a volcanic hill at Oloiden near Naivasha, Kenya."
Kev Thomas: "A seagull searching for food over the beach in Bridport, Dorset. The photo was taken from the top of the cliff overlooking the town."
Julie Bennett took this image in Montenegro.
Nicola Kerr took a picture of two sisters on Downhill beach in County Down, Ireland.
Lois Wright: "Taken in south-west France, where the Atlantic waves were great for surfing."
Deborah Wells sent in a picture of three shells nicely lined up on the beach.
Nikos Christidis: "No summer holiday is complete without an ice lolly!"
Steven Barnett: "I took a photo of my daughter as she went for a paddle and left her sandals behind."
And, finally, a picture by Andy Collins, who said: "An end to another holiday." The next theme is "transport" and the deadline for your entries is 13 September. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme; you take the pictures" at the bottom of the page.