Ha Giang Province, Vietnam (Credit: Nguyen Van Trung)

Reader photos: What ‘unbreakable’ means

From photos that represent a lifelong connection to structures that will stand the test of time, you showed us what it means to endure, to be indestructible, to last forever.

Congratulations to Dean Hammer, 34, the winner of BBC Travel’s July 2015 photo submission! Discover the story behind the winning shot.

Next month, we’ll be looking for photographs that best represent the theme of hot and cold. See last month’s finalists and the winner for the theme of epic travel selfies.