31 December 2012
Last updated at 15:44
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales is a showcase for news website readers own images. Here is a look back at some of their most memorable from 2012. In January a storm coming in quickly at Barry Island, as seen by Matthew Smith, of Ynysddu, Caerphilly, ushered in a record wet year.
David Lang, from Swansea, caught the Banwen Miners Hunt exercising their hounds in the snow in February.
March brought the M48 Severn Bridge, as seen by Pete Green, of Caldicot, Monmouthshire, while walking his dog.
In April, Chris Simpson, of Llanelli, sent in this stunning close-up of Guardian, the 20m-high tall statue commemorating the Six Bells colliery disaster in Abertillery in June 1960.
Gales gave Rupert Jones the chance to take this photograph of a yacht washed ashore at Beaumaris, Anglesey. The vessel was recovered the following day, with only slight damage. The photo was in a May gallery.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations prompted a number of people to send in photos. One of the best was this one of Cardiff Castle, sent in by Paul Wingfield, of Guildford, Surrey, in June.
Two mountain goats topped the billing at Padarn mountain, near Llanberis, Gwynedd, in July. The photo was taken by Rhyn Williams, of Tudweiliog, on the Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd.
Julie McKenna was on top of a hill at a caravan park in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, in August with her camera dangling around her neck just in case she "saw anything interesting". She said: "Then the thunderous sound came first and then the fighter jets flew right above my head, on their way to RAF Valley."
Jack Williams, 20, from Wrexham, sent in what must be the image of the year in September. He said he had been trying to catch a fighter jet in the "Mach Loop" between Dolgellau and Machynlleth for 12 years. He said: "My luck finally changed!" Here a Tornado GR4 with its wings swept back passes just yards from him.
October saw Peter G Davies, of Chepstow, Monmouthshire looking down from the top of the Severn Bridge's western tower. His photo is taken as he is looking down into the river just as a speed boat is about to pass under the bridge.
At the year's end, Peter Seaman, from Brecon, sent in this atmospheric image of two fishermen in freezing fog at Llangorse Lake, Powys. He said: "The fishermen were returning after a successful day on the lake and seemed none the worse for the cold."
And finally, a special mention for Janine Cooper, of Cardiff. She hiked up Snowdon with boyfriend Mark Plant and friends who had champagne and plastic glasses hidden in their packs. Here Mark pops the question. Janine said: "Of course I said "yes!" Could there be any other answer after such a romantic way to propose?"