Review of the year: Our favourite readers’ pictures from 2017

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 December 2017

A busy beach. Picture: Derek Hitchins

A busy beach. Picture: Derek Hitchins

Derek Hitchins

Stunning pictures have been taken by Mercury readers throughout this year, and we have put together a selection of our favourites.

Donkeys on a misty morning. Picture: John StephensonDonkeys on a misty morning. Picture: John Stephenson

Weston has once again experienced a raft of changes, with the opening of Dolphin Square, the Brean Down Way cycle path and the revamped Italian Gardens.

Photographers have been out and about documenting these developments, while also capturing some stunning landscapes and wildlife pictures in the process.

Grove Park's pond. Picture: Vultur SebastianGrove Park's pond. Picture: Vultur Sebastian

Mercury readers have also followed the town’s yearly goings-on, from sporting action, to Comic Con and Weston Pride.

The images, which have been shared on iWitness24, capture Weston at its very best.

Autumnal colours and reflections on a lake. Picture: Nick Page HaymanAutumnal colours and reflections on a lake. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

They show the town’s magnificent parks, its busy beach and the views we often taken for granted.

A stunning shot of the supermoon. Picture: Martin PearceA stunning shot of the supermoon. Picture: Martin Pearce

The opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger FryThe opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger Fry

The Weston Pride parade. Picture: Peter ElstonThe Weston Pride parade. Picture: Peter Elston

After the rain by Royal Sands. Picture: Terry KellyAfter the rain by Royal Sands. Picture: Terry Kelly

A falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger FryA falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger Fry

Weston vs North Petherton. Picture: Doug LonghornWeston vs North Petherton. Picture: Doug Longhorn

A heron takes to the skies. Picture: Mike BirdA heron takes to the skies. Picture: Mike Bird

A firey opening for the Italian Gardens. Picture: Henry HarrisonA firey opening for the Italian Gardens. Picture: Henry Harrison

Grove Park's memorial. Picture: Annabell HawkinsGrove Park's memorial. Picture: Annabell Hawkins

A Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally GriffithsA Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally Griffiths

A Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally GriffithsA Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally Griffiths

Weston's women's team in action. Picture: Simon JamesWeston's women's team in action. Picture: Simon James

A mechanical horse at the opening of the Italian Gardens. Picture: Nick Page HaymanA mechanical horse at the opening of the Italian Gardens. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Boats in Uphill. Picture: Mark BrinsonBoats in Uphill. Picture: Mark Brinson

The opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger FryThe opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger Fry

A kingfisher enjoys a good lunch. Picture: Karen MitchellA kingfisher enjoys a good lunch. Picture: Karen Mitchell

A beautiful sunrise. Picture: Terry KellyA beautiful sunrise. Picture: Terry Kelly

A falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger FryA falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger Fry

A stunning rainbow. Picture: Elsie PoyntonA stunning rainbow. Picture: Elsie Poynton

A dog observes a horse ieng trained at Royal Sands. Picture: Terry KellyA dog observes a horse ieng trained at Royal Sands. Picture: Terry Kelly

A bee. Picture: Steve BrittonA bee. Picture: Steve Britton

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