Here is our weekly selection of the best photographs sent in by readers. We start this week with a picture by Becky Reeves, aged 12, of a sunset at Southend-on-Sea, UK.
Candice Pires: "This was taken at Porthcurno, Cornwall, near Land's End. We were overlooking Porthcurno bay and saw five basking sharks, two of which came into the bay."
Michael Petch: "Walking home the other day I spotted this beetle on the pavement. How he ended up in central London I have no idea."
Jojo Boyle: "A photo of the space shuttle Discovery lift off taken from a flight from Quito, Ecuador."
Crystal Kim: "Cherry season! We went cherry picking at an orchard in Palmdale, California. Although the temperature rose to the 90s, it was well worth it."
Malcolm Anderson: "It does not always rain in Scotland. Isle of Arran off of the west coast."
Cyn Burton: "A magical night had by all at Newstead Abbey thanks to Lord Chamberlain's all male troupe."
Chendo Perez: "Italy supporters - even the dog is a fan."
Paul Callan: "Bath time in the pond on a hot day, very refreshing!"