Voting has now finished in our annual photo competition.
The winner chosen by our readers was Max Pickering's stunning picture of the aurora borealis inside the Arctic Circle in northern Finland (picture 11).
So our congratulations go to Max who is the BBC News website Photographer of the Year 2006.
The award for the photograph that we judged to have stood out from the crowd was taken by Andreas Beer for the theme 'Love'. So congratulations also go to Andreas who will receive the editor's prize of a handcrafted pin-hole camera.
We had approximately 20,000 entries for the various themes this year and as ever we would like to offer our thanks to all of you who took the time to send us your work.
The competition will return next year.