Your pictures on the theme of 'hidden'

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We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme "hidden". Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world.

Girl's feet in a pool of ballsImage source, Gill Helps
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Gill Helps: "Now you see her, now you don't. My two-year-old granddaughter Cecily, totally immersed in her ball pool, except for her feet in pink tights."
Image source, Karen Straus
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Karen Straus: "A western gull gathers building material for its nest. It was a treat seeing the large bird, with a twig in its beak, partially hidden by spring greenery. This photograph was taken in La Jolla, a beach community near San Diego, California, USA noted for its marine life, from cliffs full of nesting seabirds, to sandy and rocky haul outs for harbour seals and sea lions."
Image source, Ernest Gomez
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Ernest Gomez: "A welcome bit of shelter from the scorching summer sun in my Mediterranean hometown of Gibraltar - under a street lamp, with the sun hidden above it."
Image source, Philip Williams
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Philip Williams: "We came across a family of mountain goats on the hiking trail and the kid was sceptical of us, so hid behind mum."
Image source, Julie Upstone
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Julie Upstone: "Small bugs hidden from view feeding on the nectar from the crocus flower."
Image source, Lynn Wilson
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Lynn Wilson: "Whilst out walking with my local camera club, we spotted this outdoor swimming pool which was hidden up high."
Image source, Cris Katch
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Cris Katch: "A wide-eyed flounder taking it easy on the sea bed off Playa Chica Beach in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. They mimic the sandy bottom well to go unnoticed. Cute when they shimmy away when disturbed."
Image source, Bobby Ford
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Bobby Ford: "A common lizard camouflaged against its background."
Image source, Silas Matthews
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Silas Matthews: "Out for a daily walk, I noticed strong reflections and saw this interesting engraved window. It wasn't until I got home that I noticed my hidden face appeared as some kind of screen, a frame within a frame."
Image source, Richard Cooper
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Richard Cooper: "Hidden in plain sight. Chipmunks frequent our bird feeders that hang from an old hollow pear tree. When we approach they run inside the tree and often pop their heads out to check to see if the coast is clear. They are well hidden, as their heads look like a broken branch, and they can remain motionless for minutes at a time."
Image source, Mike Robinson
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Mike Robinson: "I'll just slip in here amongst all the other film canisters where no-one will find me."
Image source, Jane Elle
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Jane Elle: "The bright red mace that covers the seed lies hidden inside the nutmeg fruit. I was shown this at a market in Kerala."
Image source, Mark Stewart
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Mark Stewart: "I noticed these feet sticking out as I peered over the promenade at Blackpool. Had to take a picture."
Image source, Jane Elle
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Jane Elle: "Early in the morning I found my shadow hiding in a tree while staying near Baxter State Park in Maine."
Image source, Jenni Harrison
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Jenni Harrison sent in a portrait of her daughter.
Image source, Rachael Blakey
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Rachael Blakey: "The shadow of a tiny snake hidden under a leaf."
Image source, Ashley Rolando
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Ashley Rolando: "A belly flop into the dog's bed resulted in a partially hidden toddler...not pictured is the highly unamused dog."

The next theme is "spring walks" and the deadline for entries is 19 April 2022.

The pictures will be published later that week and you will be able to find them, along with other galleries, on the In Pictures section of the BBC News website.

You can upload your entries on this page or email them to yourpics@bbc.co.uk.

Further details and themes are at: We set the theme, you take the pictures.

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