Balmy nights, a spectacular summer solstice and perfect blue skies.

June was a great month for getting out and about, as these pictures from our Flickr group show.

Solslice sun. Solstice sun by Paul 

Beach SafetySunset on Chesil Beach by kjw_photography
Waxing CrescentWaxing Crescent by Paul 

Our Flickr project is already six months in and if you've not taken part yet, there's still time to join in.

The project invites readers to capture Dorset and the New Forest on camera across 365 days. 

You can find some of our favourite pictures submitted to the group so far in the links below. 

You don't need to be a professional photographer to take part as it's open to everyone.

Don't forget to tag your pictures with the month it was taken and to include a brief description so we know it was taken in the local area.

You can see more of our favourites in a gallery and join the project here

You can also join our Echo Camera Club and share your pictures with hundreds of fellow photographers in Dorset, take part in projects and win prizes at