Your pictures: Best of 2015
A selection of the best of our readers' photographs on various themes in 2015.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme, and at this time of year we like to look back and select some of the best ones. So here is our round-up of your pictures of the year, starting with this shot by Oliver Hine who said: "A bunch of enthusiastically flowering daffodils are captured by water droplet lenses."
Prerna Jain sent in this beautiful picture of a snail looking down as it reached the corner of a window.
Aurelie Four: "The four-legged members of the UK Corgi Club meet just outside Windsor Castle. Sadly the castle was hiding in the thick fog but a lot of fun was had."
Chris Bryant: "My local castle in Chepstow. Originally a Norman castle and last used in anger during the English Civil War."
Samanta Krivec: "I made this shot in the hallway of a shopping centre in Celje, Slovenia. I was waiting for some time when finally these two guys came along."
Yuri Afanasiev: "The girl in the mountains is trying to jump up higher than traces from military plane."
Veronica Astashonak: "Couples cast shadows on the wall of an old building in Hoi An, Vietnam, creating somewhat theatrical impressions. While most passers-by remained completely oblivious of their existence, I could not help stopping to take several shots."
Will McKnight: "This photo was taken at Portencross, Ayrshire, in Scotland. I used a 10-stop filter for a long exposure and it seems to make the fisherman look like three ghosts due to his movement during the shot."
Joe Buxton: "Our eight-month-old identical twins make the perfect pair."
Jonny Garwes captured this image for the theme of umbrellas.
Sara Bickley cleverly positioned her kettle for her picture of clouds.
Daniel Furon: "San Francisco skyline on a cloudy late afternoon, looking towards the west."
Paula Watts: "This little daisy looked beautiful after a sharp frost."
Neil Bennett photographed a family in Sri Lanka.
And finally, a photograph by Ruth Moucharafieh. The next theme is "a new year", and the deadline for your entries is 6 January 2016. 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 below this gallery.