January has come and gone already and now it's time for a look back at the month in pictures.

Frosty weather, starling murmurations, foggy scenes and captivating cloud formations are just some of the photos submitted to our Flickr group, An Echo Year 2017.

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

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

Landscapes, portraits, wildlife, people or news pictures - we want them all.

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.

Here are just some of our favourite pictures taken during January.

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