England's Big Picture: Best of 2016

Each day we feature a photograph sent in from across England.

This gallery highlights the best of 2016 based on your engagement with the photographs once the were published on our platforms.

Find out how you can submit your images and videos below.

Image copyright Richard Bromley (@idrthrbskiing)
Image caption Richard Bromley took this photograph of a red deer stag scratching its neck on a tree in Richmond Park, London. This photograph was showcased on England's Big Picture on 9 December
Image copyright Luis Batista
Image caption This photograph was taken by Luis Batista in Regent Street, London. Luis says: "I could feel the Christmas energy from London." This photograph was showcased on England's Big Picture on 4 December
Image copyright Nick Lucas
Image caption Nick Lucas took this shot on the first morning after the autumn equinox in Ashley Heath, Dorset. He said: "A clear start to the day let me shoot this lovely silhouette of deer in woodland on a private reserve." This was showcased on England's Big Picture on 26 September
Image copyright Paul Wilde
Image caption Paul Wilde took this photograph of Flying Scotsman crossing The Victoria Bridge, Upper Arley, Shropshire. This was showcased on England's Big Picture on 24 September
Image copyright Andy Cooke
Image caption Andy Cooke took this photograph of a brown cow in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. This was showcased on England's Big Picture on 9 September
Image copyright Scott Brawn
Image caption Scott Brawn captured these fields of poppies in Meopham, Kent on 21 June
Image copyright Andy Smallman
Image caption Andy Smallman captured this "magnificent" rainbow on 21 May while at a campsite in Cheddar, Somerset
Image copyright Emily Endean
Image caption Emily Endean took this photo on Bournemouth beach. She said: "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this storm cloud approaching, it was quite amazing." This photograph was showcased on England's Big Picture on 9 March
Image copyright Chris Nesbit
Image caption Chris Nesbit took this image of Waverley Abbey House in Farnham, Surrey. He says: “I travelled from Southampton with some fellow photographers to view the abbey under the stars. As the evening progressed, mist appeared on the river and I grabbed this shot as we readied to leave.” It was showcased on England's Big Picture on 15 February
Image copyright Paul Silvers
Image caption Paul Silvers took this photo of a "colossal wave" in Cornwall. He said: "Onlookers watch as gigantic waves challenge the coastal defences of Porthleven as Storm Imogen batters the coastline of the South West". It was showcased on England's Big Picture on 12 February

How to submit a picture

If you have a picture you'd like to share, email us at england@bbc.co.uk, post it on Facebook or tweet it to @BBCEngland. You can also find us on Instagram - use #englandsbigpicture to share an image there. You can also see a recent archive of pictures on our England's Big Picture board on Pinterest.

When emailing pictures, please make sure you include the following information:

  • The full name of the person who took the pictures (as this person owns the copyright);
  • Confirmation that the copyright holder gives permission for the BBC to use their pictures across all its outputs;
  • The location, date and time that the pictures were taken;
  • Your telephone number so we can get back to you if we have any further questions;
  • Any other details about the pictures that may be useful for us to know.

Please note that whilst we welcome all your pictures, we are more likely to use those which have been taken in the past week.

Terms and conditions

If you submit a picture, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions.

In contributing to England's Big Picture you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to England's Big Picture, and that if your image is accepted, we will publish your name alongside.

The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws collecting any kind of media.