28th December 2019

In_pictures Readers’ pictures of the year 2019

In_pictures Readers’ pictures of the year 2019


  • in_pictures A woman takes a picture of herself as the sun shines through the archway she stands underDerek Payne

    Derek Payne: “This is the age of the selfie where we define our own identity.”

  • in_pictures Three dogs look down on to a hippo poking out of a riverAnant Ganesh Patel 

    Anant Ganesh Patel: “Some dogs show interest in a hippo in Livingstone, Zambia, Africa.”

  • in_pictures Suspended stairs and an escalatorGordon Calder

    Gordon Calder: “I was visiting Liverpool for the first time a few years ago and stumbled across this amazing staircase and escalator combination.”

  • in_pictures Sydney's Anzac bridgePenni James

    Penni James: “A rainy trip over Sydney’s Anzac Bridge (as the passenger).”

  • in_pictures A woman wearing wings looks to her side as the sun reflects off her faceRhonda Tough

    Rhonda Tough: “I love this picture taken without the subject’s knowledge. She is deep in thought with the daylight glow reflecting off her.”

  • in_pictures Figure in the woodsTracey Reid

    Tracey Reid: “Puzzlewood. You may spot the coloured witch that inhabits there.”

  • in_pictures Ballerinas waiting in a queue for the looVerna Evans

    Verna Evans photographed these ballerinas waiting in a queue for the loo.

  • in_pictures Women swimming in the riverBarbara Bryant

    Barbara Bryant: “The Norfolk Crazy Ladies enjoying a weekly dip in the River Bure at Horstead Mill. We swim all year round, in all weathers, in just our cossies, and always enjoy lots of laughter – and cake.”

  • in_pictures Paul GranahanPaul Granahan

    Paul Granahan took this photo near Crater Lake, Oregon, USA. “I wanted to capture the way the hills disappeared into the early morning mist. I was inspired by the view from this location which was enhanced by smoke from the forest fires, which are a common occurrence in the pine forests.”

  • in_pictures An arrangement of old Wellington boots crockery, caps and a fire extinguisher from the bottom of Lake WindermereDayve Ward

    Dayve Ward: “Six years ago Paul Rose (the intrepid explorer) had an idea of clearing some of the flotsam and jetsam that lay at the bottom of Windermere in the Lake District. Paul had the idea of bringing a handful of divers he knew to help. That handful grew to over 260 plus 100 on-shore volunteers! This is one of the images I made.”

  • in_pictures Colourful telephoneJanie Tonkin

    Janie Tonkin: “An old payphone contrasts against a vermillion wall in a block of artists’ studios in Taipei. It looks well maintained, clean and shiny; probably not used in a while.”

  • in_pictures Pictures and books on top of a pianoRichard Derwent

    Richard Derwent: “Family and musical memories on top of the piano in my dining room.”

  • in_pictures People near Niagara FallsBetty Nesbitt

    Betty Nesbitt: “Just waiting my turn to feel the view and the force of Niagara Falls.”

  • in_pictures A waterfall is illuminated under the aurora lit skySally Brown

    Sally Brown: “Skógafoss on the Skógá river in Iceland is beautiful during the day and spectacular at night, especially when the aurora decides to dance.”

  • in_pictures A sunflower struggling to bloomEsther Johnson

    Esther Johnson: “This sunflower was really struggling to open in the thick, Cornish mizzle.”

  • in_pictures HummingbirdsPaul Mazurek

    Paul Mazurek: “Two ruby-throated hummingbirds visit my backyard feeder in Richmond, Kentucky.”

  • in_pictures Red chilliesJenny Downing

    Jenny Downing: “Drying a recently harvested crop of red chillies.”

  • in_pictures A construction worker works through the night as a red bus passes him bySimon Lamb

    Simon Lamb: “Highway maintenance technicians carrying out night-time road repairs in Cardiff city centre.”

  • in_pictures A man waits to cross the road as cars speed past himChris Jones

    Chris Jones: “In the wee hours of the morning, a man waits for traffic to clear before crossing a street in Seattle, Washington.”

  • in_pictures A car driving through autumnal treesSergio Campanile

    Sergio Campanile: “Going south, taken during the autumn in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.”

  • in_pictures A bluebird is confused by its own reflection in a car wing mirrorDeborah Roy

    Deborah Roy: “This bluebird is defending his territory against the bluebird in the mirror.”

  • in_pictures Birds with mountains in the distanceSophie Adams

    Sophie Adams: “This picture was taken in Bolivia. We had spent four days driving across the Altiplano where we had encountered snow, lightning, gales and sunshine. I particularly like this image as it was the calm after a storm.”

  • in_pictures Children playing in the pool with their legs over the edgeRichard Derwent

    Richard Derwent: “Family fun on our Spanish villa holiday, but someone just had to go and spoil the line-up…”

  • in_pictures Trees, ferns and succulents are lit by a starry nightVITALIS VASYLIUS

    Vitalis Vasylius: “Myriads of stars.”

  • in_pictures Blooming yellow daises complement the warm orange sunsetCarolyn DiFrancesco

    Carolyn DiFrancesco: “I waited for the perfect sunset while these daisies were in bloom.”

  • in_pictures Two people sit on a bench to have a conversationMatthew Jeanes

    Matthew Jeanes: “I saw these two men sitting down to chat in the central square of the city of Bolu in Turkey.”

  • in_pictures A young girl and Labrador run on the beach as the sun setsGus Campion

    Gus Campion: “Sunset walk on the beach with my daughter Alannah and Labrador, Lola, in Lee Point Beach, Australia.” The next theme is “individuality” and the deadline for entries is 7 January 2020. Send pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or follow the link to “Upload your pictures here” below. 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.


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