HERE is a selection of some of the best pictures from The Northern Echo Camera Club this week.

Animals and nature are the prevalent themes.

Our camera club gives amateur photographers a unique opportunity to have their images published in the North-East's leading regional daily newspaper, The Northern Echo.

The club also has a dedicated Facebook group where members can share their best snaps, get feedback and share tips.

If you're from the North-East or North Yorkshire, to become a member, request to join our group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/echocameraclub/

If you're not a member of Facebook, you can email sarah.caldecott@nne.co.uk for more information about the club.