16 April 2014
Last updated at 09:27
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is South Africa, and we begin with this picture by Tom Paton of a kite surfer on Blouberg Beach, near Cape Town.
Wilbert McIlmoyle: "The protea seems to be a favourite with the sugarbirds and sunbirds, seen here in Stanford, Western Cape."
Karen Jackman: "Penguins enjoy a break at Boulders, Simonstown."
Varun Chatterji: "On seeing my camera, one lady waved to us and the other hid her face. I think this photo captures the dichotomy of South African existence. The beauty and wonder of what calls out to us to see, but also the other side that lies hidden beneath the surface."
Karen Jackman: "Two hippos smooching in KwaZulu-Natal. Hard to believe they are South Africa's deadliest mammal when seen relaxing in the sun."
Aashiek Parker sent this picture from Cape Town.
Verity FitzGerald: "Portrait of a woman outside the Cape Town stadium for the Nelson Mandela memorial."
Jayne Haywood: "A man paces up and down, holding his Bible. The unfinished building stands on the mountain overlooking the city of Johannesburg. Below this unfinished structure you will find homeless people living amid recyclable rubbish which they collect in order to support themselves."
An Keylock: "A herd of elephants suddenly came down the hill to drink and then disappeared as quickly as they had arrived."
Megan Dreyer: "The Bo-Kaap is the historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. Locally known for its colourful houses, Bo-Kaap made the Huffington Post list of most colourful places around the world. The area overflows with vibrant culture and an overdose of all five senses."
Nicola Jessop: "My father took this photograph of me looking out on the view on top of Table Mountain in South Africa a few days before Christmas. It was a magical view but a terrifying height that I stood on the edge of to get this photograph."
Alice Huffman: "This is a lion I saw while on safari, I think they are the most incredible creatures, and this one looked just like Aslan to me."
And finally, a photograph by Gill McIlmoyle of fishermen at Kalk Bay harbour. The next theme is "monuments" and the deadline for your entries is 22 April. 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.